When my 4 kids wanted to be the Peanuts gang for Halloween, your site was the first place I hit – and got great ideas for paper mache heads for the 3 older ones. (I made the mouths wide open for two of them so the little ones could see better. Also, I used yarn over Styrofoam and toilet paper rolls for Lucy’s hair. (I’ll send an additional picture with all 4 costumes.)
We came up short on Snoopy Halloween costume ideas, though, because my 3 year old won’t wear a mask over his whole face. I was able to solve the problem by adapting a Simplicity pattern (3663) for a parrot costume into Snoopy. I purchased white fur and black felt and white fun foam. The body is essentially a jump suit and I made my own sleeves and tail. A single felt spot on the back made it Snoopy-authentic.
The head piece required more alteration. I began with a basic hood and made a slight change from beak shape to beagle for the fun foam snout. The fun foam works fantastically! It holds a great shape, you can sew right onto it and it doesn’t have to be stuffed. I added ears and stuffed them just a little. The nose tip is a black rubber ball that I was able to straight pin right to the snout.
Felt shapes finished the eyes, smile and “hand-drawn” ears.