My wife made this for our son last Halloween when he was just under two years old. We wanted something that would be easy to make, keep him warm and be easy for him to wear around. Our only goof up was that we made the stripe wrong- and sewed the tail on upside down! Of course I fixed that for the instructions. :)

Step 1: Materials

You'll need a black hooded sweatshirt (preferably with a zipper- makes it easier) and pants, some white fabric, some polyfill for the tail and some velcro. You'll also need some matching black fabric to make the tail.
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the skunks tail iw weird looking when it is attached to the back 3/5 stars
Yep- it was sewed on reverse! It also needs a bend in it- maybe a curved section of wire at the end of the tail would do the trick.
Very cute indeed. Some parents wouldn't even bother taking the time to make their children costumes, you and your wife should be proud. Aristotle.......
Thanks! Hopefully I'm going to make him a really cool Rocketeer costume this year- unless he tells me he wants something else, as he's really into Muppets right now. :P<br/><br/>Last year's costume is here: <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/EXMPN0GC1LETVPMT2X/">http://www.instructables.com/id/EXMPN0GC1LETVPMT2X/</a><br/>
Oh, Rocketeer, now that would be a hard one to do, but I'm sure you'd be able to pull it off. Muppets, however, I can relate, there could be some wonderful creations there. Last years costume in your link, looks fantastic too. As I said, you should be proud, commended and not harassed :-) Cheers, K
I've got it all drawn up on how I would do it. :P The trick is to keep the cost down and make it comfortable for him to wear. The helmet is really the hard part.... Muppets would be great too- if he's happy, I'm happy. Thanks again!
So freakin' cute, I can't even stand it. We need a separate area for halloween costumes... it's that time of year. I think it's too late for us, and our 2 year old (we went with "Hobo" for him) but I'm definitely inspired for next year!
dang! I replied to the wrong coment.
Simple, adorable, and homemade. I love it! Great idea.
It is never too late for us!!! Ive been looking for ideas on a how to Skunk costume!!!! it seems that every costume shop has any animal costume BUT the skunk. this will definetely help me next year. Great Post HONUS!!!!
Awwwws. . . Maybe I shud make 1 =P<br/>
when your kid gets older, say teenage, you should make another larger one but include stinkbombs, Im sure his friends would find it hilarious!
Very nice and dont mak fun of the kid if he likes it than its good
Glad you guys like it! The photos were taken at the Munchkin Masquerade, where a couple thousand kids go up and down an outdoor mall and collect candy from all the stores. The store where I work is on the mall and every year we see tons of great costumes. This was my son's first time there- at first it was a bit overwhelming for him but by the end of the day he was REALLY liking Halloween. I'm sure it'll be even better this year!
poor thing, he looks p!$$3|> ,still cute tho' any way this is a great project with a good idea and everything

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