My granddaughter wanted to be a lion for halloween. I knew what I wanted the mane to look like, but wasn't sure how to go about it. I found a free pattern on Lion Brand Yarn's website for a wild red wig (http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/60386.html?noImages=0)and knew that I could make it work.

First I bought four different kinds of yarn: different colors and textures. Then I crocheted the cap and just followed the directions in the pattern. The only things I changed were the length of the pieces of yarn and I added ears made from the costume material.

Next, I just used an old pattern for Halloween costumes (the kind that you can use to make a miriad of things by making a few changes: a dog, cat, cow, etc.) and sewed more yarn around the neck (to finish the mane) and the sleeves, legs and tail.

The mask was also a free pattern I found on the internet (http://www.michaels.com/art/online/projectsheet?pid=k00251). I made some adjustments to it also, because I didn't need the mane part. I made the pompoms from one of the yarns I used for the mane and covered the "lone ranger type" mask with the same fabric as the body.
Haha! That's so adorable.
Great job. Homemade costumes are the best, and what a wonderful memory for her!
Cute! It looks fabulous. Thanks for including all the useful links, too!

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