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People Go NUTS for Toddler Squirrel Costume

After much deliberation on what my nearly two year old daughter would be for Halloween we settled last minute on the idea of a “squirrel” since that is what I went as around her age for Halloween. Now, I love crafting and sewing but I am an expert by no means.

I went to the fabric store and bought furry fabric in white and a mottled brown color hoping the color would be close enough to squirrel-colored. Just getting the fabric cut there left a huge fur mess all over the counter and the poor woman cutting it. I knew I was in for a mess once we got home. I am not a big fan of patterns and typically just wing it when it comes to sewing projects. This has left me with many close to finished projects that I just scrap because it isn’t working. However, I carried on knowing failure was not an option since Halloween was only a few days away.

I began cutting pieces and trying to measure my ever squirming toddler. My upstairs game room which doubles as my sewing room looked like 50 squirrels had spontaneously exploded up there, fur was everywhere. And I literally mean EVERYWHERE. Perhaps the worst part of this costume was the fact I found out what it felt like to cough up a hairball. But with some perseverance and surely a blessing from the sewing gods the costume came together. I prayed it would hold up to my wild child running about in it, but told myself, if it fell apart we could just tell people she was a “zombie squirrel”.

Fortunately, not only did it hold up all night, it was a HUGE hit. I knew it was a success when I noticed we had a crowd forming and random people were taking pictures. As we walked around in our neighborhood people kept approaching us, asking where we had bought it, and several people exclaimed “THATS the squirrel we keep hearing about”. Another man told us we were the “talk of the neighborhood”. Now I have had over 20 people ask to commission one for their child! I couldn’t believe the amount of attention it got and how much my daughter actually loved to wear it, even though the tail was as big as she was. To top it off my husband and i wore “Harpers Pest Control” shirts to let everyone know we were there to manage the little squirrel.

People Go NUTS for Toddler Squirrel Costume

People Go NUTS for Toddler Squirrel Costume

People Go NUTS for Toddler Squirrel Costume

People Go NUTS for Toddler Squirrel Costume

People Go NUTS for Toddler Squirrel Costume

People Go NUTS for Toddler Squirrel Costume

People Go NUTS for Toddler Squirrel Costume

People Go NUTS for Toddler Squirrel Costume

People Go NUTS for Toddler Squirrel Costume

People Go NUTS for Toddler Squirrel Costume

54 thoughts on “People Go NUTS for Toddler Squirrel Costume”

  1. Whitney, would you be willing to share how you made this costume? I need junior high-sized versions for our spring musical, Willy Wonka. I have two capable seamstress moms willing to make the costumes…please email me!

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  2. Whitney, would you be willing to share how you made this costume? I need junior high-sized versions for our spring musical, Willy Wonka. I have two capable seamstress moms willing to make the costumes…please email me!

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  3. this is the best costume ive ever seen!!!!ijust curious if there was there a pattern you used to make the tail and what type of form did you use? love it!!!!

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  4. this is the best costume ive ever seen!!!!ijust curious if there was there a pattern you used to make the tail and what type of form did you use? love it!!!!

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  5. Hi Whitney I would love to make this costume for my three year old neighbor. Could you possibly email me any instructions or hints that you would be willing to share. Thank you.

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  6. Hi Whitney I would love to make this costume for my three year old neighbor could you possibly email me any instructions or hints that you would share. Thank you

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  7. Hi Whitney! I also have a few quick questions about how you went about making this adorable costume! Could you please email me at ssly21@gmail.com please?? I have an almost 2 year old and I HAVE to have this for her!!

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  8. Hi Whitney! I also have a few quick questions about how you went about making this adorable costume! Could you please email me at ssly21@gmail.com please?? I have an almost 2 year old and I HAVE to have this for her!!

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  9. I’m in love!!! Now I can’t find a costume for my little boy that I like as much. Any chance you would be willing to make and sell?!

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  10. Hi Whitney, Awesome job! I design costumes for kids theater and I am always looking for new techniques. Just wondering how you made the tail and kept it close to your daughters body so it didn’t flop and fall down. Much thanks!!! harris5fam@gmail.com

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  11. Hi Whitney, Awesome job! I design costumes for kids theater and I am always looking for new techniques. Just wondering how you made the tail and kept it close to your daughters body so it didn’t flop and fall down. Much thanks!!! harris5fam@gmail.com

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  12. Hello Whitney! Please email me your how to or tips for your super cute squirrel costume mickinzie.magarity@gmail.com

    My 3 year old is set on being a hot pink squirrel! I’ve been on the hunt for faux fur everywhere! Seriously…..you’ve got the cutest squirrel out there!!!

    Thank You
    Mindy

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  13. Hello Whitney! Please email me your how to or tips for your super cute squirrel costume mickinzie.magarity@gmail.com

    My 3 year old is set on being a hot pink squirrel! I’ve been on the hunt for faux fur everywhere! Seriously…..you’ve got the cutest squirrel out there!!!

    Thank You
    Mindy

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  14. Hi everyone, I am so sorry for the lack of replies, I hadn’t realized how popular this outfit had become! I will work on a detailed YouTube video that goes over everything I did, I will try and get it up in the next day or so and will post a link! It’s really an easy costume, it took me longer to clean up all the hair from the fabric shedding than it did to sew it, and I’m no expert lol! Thank you all for the wonderful compliments!

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  15. Hi everyone, I am so sorry for the lack of replies, I hadn’t realized how popular this outfit had become! I will work on a detailed YouTube video that goes over everything I did, I will try and get it up in the next day or so and will post a link! It’s really an easy costume, it took me longer to clean up all the hair from the fabric shedding than it did to sew it, and I’m no expert lol! Thank you all for the wonderful compliments!

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