DIY Raccoon Costume #Halloween #Raccoon When my daughters requested multiple halloween costumes this year (mainly because they wanted to match when they trick or treat together) I told them I would make a second halloween costume only if the pieces could be worn again for daily wear. It should just be my general rule of thumb since I love making a halloween costume but I love it even more when it will be worn more than just one day out of the year.
DIY Raccoon Costume #Halloween #Raccoon For these Raccoon costumes I made both girls outfits from a cozy marble sweater knit.

For my older daughter I used the Lennon Tee Pattern for her top, and the Ivory Leggings Pattern (sized up one size for a looser fit and I added inseam pockets)

For my younger daughter I made her romper using the Magil&Lil Romper Pattern. The only change I made was raising the back neckline up to the marking on the pattern for the back strap. I thought it would be a little warmer this way and it could still slip on and off easily.

DIY Raccoon Costume #Halloween #Raccoon For the ears, I cut out some ear shapes from felt, and hot glued them to a headband. DIY Raccoon Costume #Halloween #Raccoon The face paint was simple, I outlined in white and then filled in the black around the eyes and a dot on the nose. DIY Raccoon Costume #Halloween #Raccoon Lastly, my favorite part. The tail. I used pipe cleaner (1 for my younger daughter and 2 connected together for my older daughter) Then I cut 3″ wide 7″ long strips of tulle using black, gray, and white. I simply tied the strips to the pipe cleaner in a simple knot alternating colors so it looks fluffy and striped. Then I attached the tail to a waistband. I made the waist band from the same sweater knit so it would blend into the costume and be comfortable to wear. You could also use elastic. 

DIY Raccoon Costume #Halloween #Raccoon The girls are thrilled with how comfortable their costumes are and they have already started wearing the pieces on their own.