DIY Faux Fur Bunny Tail
What’s the most popular costume?
That is one of the most asked questions I get when someone finds out I live in a world of costumes.
Of course, the answer depends on many things, such as child or adult, male or female, local or nationwide, etc. The most favored can change quickly based on popular movies, political points, and trendy memes. So it’s nearly impossible to pick just one.
However, one category of costume that is always popular across the board is the animal costume.
Animals are a safe bet and relatively easy to pull off.
For the minimalist, ears, a nose, and a tail makes for a sufficient costume. But, for those that want a more all-in approach, the mascot, complete with mask, bodysuit, and feet, fits the bill.
Some choose to costume as a favorite animal that reflects their personality or resembles a pet. Some prefer an animal because the pieces are readily available or easy to construct.
And, speaking of constructing, I have a super quick and easy DIY faux fur bunny tail project for you today.
Why The Bunny?
According to Google’s Frightgeist, the animal category comprised 11% of all costume searches in 2022, with the rabbit ranking seventh in national searches and first in my area.
Frightgeist proclaims, “There’s a frighteningly high chance you will see a Rabbit costume on Halloween this year.”
So, in other words, Peter Cottontail is a pretty popular guy.
Let's Get Started
This fast and simple project comes together quickly, so it’s perfect for a last-minute costume.
We will need:
Faux fur – you don’t need much, so use leftover scraps or remnants, or pick up a faux fur square
Fabric pencil or tailor’s chalk
Strong thread such as Pearl Cotton
Let's Make A DIY Faux Fur Bunny Tail
Make A Circle
First, we need to draw out a circle on the back of the faux fur. We can do that by free-handing or finding a plate, bucket, or something round in the desired size and tracing around it.
Cut The Faux Fur
Next, carefully cut the circle; if this is your first time using faux fur, check out our tutorial for tips on cutting the fabric.
Thread your needle with a sturdy thread. I’m using Pearl Cotton 8, which you can find in the embroidery section of the craft store or on Amazon.
Use a long basting stitch to go around the entirety of the circle leaving 5-7″ of thread at the start and the end.
Gather and Fill
Next, holding both ends of the string, pull and gather the faux fur together.
When you’ve almost gathered the tail completely, fill the cavity of the bunny tail with Polyfil, then continue to pull the gather tight – be careful not to break the string – and tie it off.
Hop To It!
Now you are ready to hippity hop down the trail with your new DIY faux fur bunny tail.
To wear the tail, pin or sew it onto your costume.
Are you looking for other bunny tail options? If so, check this out:
How To DIY A Fast Easy and Super Fluffy Bunny Tail
I hope this project gets your costume off on the right foot.
Until next time, keep creating.