Costume Needs a Tail? .......... (See Step #7 for Ears!)
Find yourself making a costume that needs a tail? Many costumes need one, but there aren't really any good options for attaching a tail. There are lots of pinned-on droopy tails, but not many stand-up, perky, be proud tail options - until now!
This instructable will show how to construct, and more importantly attach a rigid, stand-up tail to the wearer of a costume. In addition, with this method you don't need to cut a hole in the costume itself... Lets be real; who wants to cut up their nice gray sweats to dress up as a mouse when you don't have to!
When there's a cool solution to a problem you have to figure that the solution involves magnets and so does this one. A belt with a magnet and steel plate (the mount) is worn under your costume and the tail with a steel washer is held in place on top of the costume by the magnet.
You will need:
3" x 5" Steel tie plate
1-3/4" diameter, 1/8" thick steel washer
12 Gauge steel wire (a T-bar ceiling hanger wire works)
Nylon cable ties (zip ties)
Foam core board, 1/8" thick
Hot glue gun
Costume tail of your choice (or material, etc. to make it)
If you want to make Pikachu ears you will need:
2 Reindeer Antler head pieces (dollar store)
Small cable ties
Black felt for tips