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Picture of Tux the Linux Penguin Costume
This instructable will show you how to make a Tux costume. For those who don’t know, Tux is the mascot of the Linux operating system. I wanted to make a Tux costume for one of my school spirit days, but hours of searching for instructions proved fruitless, so I decided to make one myself. Essentially, this was created by blowing up the plans for a stuffed animal, with a few modifications, so it can be further modified for a wide variety of other things.

Note that this project will require a significant time investment, 20-30 hours or so, and costs >$60 depending on where you get your fabric, so make sure you have the time and money to devote to this before starting.  This project is best for someone who has some sewing experience, though it does not require anything fancy.

Step 1: Plans

Picture of Plans
The first step is to find (or make) plans for the stuffed animal version of your costume. The Tux plans I found and used were from free-penguin.org, specifically this pdf . Print two copies of the plans out, and cut out each piece from one copy. The other copy is so that you can scale the pieces properly later.
 
zack2474 years ago
this is a great costume!

by the looks of the floor and the color scheme, the place you took the picture seems quite familiar!

what city do you live in?
halfbad333 (author)  zack2474 years ago
Alexandria, pretty close to Washington D.C.
ok then, i suppose its justa similar color scheme and flor as my school :P
akosin4 years ago
Were you at the greater DC Botball tournament?
halfbad333 (author)  akosin4 years ago
I was indeed, and we won the match that tux cheered us on ;-)