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Don't buy a fabric tail for your costume! It's super easy to make an excellent tail out of faux fur. :D Making a faux fur tail is easier than you think!

It'll take you less than an hour to throw together (okay, maybe two if you're not much of a sewer), and you can customize it in tons of ways. There are so many colors of faux fur available in every length these days. I'm sure you can find something you love.

I've even seen tutorials of people painting faux fur to get exactly the color they want if you just can't find the right hue or pattern.

I've attached my faux fur tail with a safety pin, but use whatever you feel comfortable with.

Looking for ears to go along with your tail? Check out my tutorial for realistic faux fur animal ears!
 
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Step 1: What you'll need:

Picture of what you'll need:
  • 1/4 yard faux fur
  • new razor blades
  • measuring tape
  • needle and thread + sewing machine
  • something large and curved like a plate
  • safety pin for attaching
  • fabric scraps or polyfill for stuffing
  • pins
  • pen or marker for marking
You can use any sort of faux fur for this - I chose a grey/white/brown long haired fur. It's so pretty! :D Short fur will definitely be easier to work with if it's your first time.

Keep in mind that 1/4 yard of fur will give you enough to make ears and tail!
tobathewolf4 hours ago
Can I sew it by hand? Btw this is awesome!!!
DaFluffehOne6 months ago
This is awesome :D Thanks alot.
I've got a fabric store that sells it quite cheap near where I work, and I can't believe I found this awesome tutorial thank you ^_^
JinxieChick6 months ago
love it.
tusecibi326 months ago
Where did you get the fur from?
Shadri6 months ago
Awesome! I was thinking I'd have to wait for Ren Fest or some such to get a tail. Now I can do it myself! (Humanely and cheaply, too!) Thanks!!!
Where did you find the faux fur??
vacroom9 months ago
How big does the curved thing have to be
jessyratfink (author)  vacroom9 months ago
Not too big, or it'll come out pointed. Just make it a gradual curve - only up 2-3 inches on each side. :)
faloofay10 months ago
you, madam, made my day! :D Ill be sure to upload a picture later!
gunman151 year ago
Thanks, I will use this and modify it to make a Koga costume from inuyasha. http://www.zeably.com/Koga_(InuYasha)&type=wallpaper
jimjohn1 year ago
Thanks again!!! I finally got my fur and made my tail. Your instructions really helped me out. Also going back and using a backstitch worked out great. Tail is amazing.
jimjohn1 year ago
is this possible to do without a sewing machine? i realize it might be harder but i dont have the money to buy a sewing machine. Also thanks for the tutorial. Easiest one to follow that I've found so far.
jessyratfink (author)  jimjohn1 year ago
Oh, definitely. :D After basting with a running stitch, go back over your stitches with a backstitch. That should be strong enough to hold up to stuffing and wearing. :)

And you're welcome!
ynze1 year ago
I'd love to see you wearing this tail and the ears you made :-)

Y.
msel1 year ago
very fantastic :)
mikolynn1 year ago
Cut and very useful! :P
HollyMann1 year ago
Cute! That looks awesome!
rimar20001 year ago
Very interesting work, Jessy!

(I can't believe, I am reading sewing tasks)
PitStoP1 year ago
Foxyyyy! Looks good on you Jessy. : )
Awesome tail! It's so fluffy!
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