I needed to make a Big Foot costume for the lead character in a school play. We bought around 5 yards of fake brown fur, trying to haggle down the price to work with a high school play budget. I then sewed a onesie, breaking my needle about every three minutes. Fur got everywhere; I found it in my food, all over my clothes, all over my room and in every other room in my house. Next I sewed a long zipper to a strip of brown cotton and then sewed the strip to the fur. We made a simple hat out of extra fur.
We left the most important part of the costume for last. We used a set of flippers and papier macheed and painted them to make them look like giant human feet, complete with red toe nails.