How to Make an Eskimo Costume

An Eskimo is an indigenous person inhabiting the polar regions of the world. Due to the extreme geographic location, an Eskimo must dress warmly to survive in the cold. Fur-lined jackets, snow boots, gloves and mittens are all traditional Eskimo attire. These items can be found in your home, or you can purchase them at your local thrift store. Whether you are male or female, an Eskimo costume is an inexpensive way to celebrate Halloween in style.

Things You'll Need

  • Brown knee-length skirt or long pants
  • Brown long-sleeved shirt
  • Brown hooded jacket
  • White faux fur
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Brown knee-high boots or snow boots
  • White tights
  • White gloves or mittens
  • Plastic fishing pole

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Female Eskimo Costume

Find or purchase a brown knee-length skirt. Sew a strip of white faux fur to the bottom hem of the skirt either by hand or with a sewing machine.

Wear a brown long-sleeved shirt and brown hooded jacket. Sew a strip of white faux fur to the inner lining of the hood and outside cuffs of the jacket.

Dress in a pair of brown knee-high boots and white tights. You can also wrap faux fur around the top half of the boots and sew the two ends together. Accessorize the costume with white gloves or mittens.

Male Eskimo Costume

Find or purchase a pair of brown pants, long-sleeved shirt and hooded jacket. Sew a strip of white faux fur to the inner lining of the hood and outside cuff of the jacket either by hand or with a sewing machine.

Wear a pair of brown snow boots. You can also wrap faux fur around the top half of the boots.

Accessorize the costume with a plastic fishing pole and white gloves or mittens.

Tips & Warnings

  • Unless you plan on unzipping the jacket, any color long-sleeved shirt can be worn.
  • Cut down on the amount of sewing needed by using a jacket with a fur-lined hood.

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