Time Required :
About an hour
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kids panther halloween costume

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Step 1 ADULT: Press the shirt to remove any wrinkles and lay it flat on a working surface.  Step 2 Fold one piece of 9" x 12" black craft fur in half lengthwise, and use scissors to round the corners slightly. TIP: Use short snips with the scissors to trim the backing without cutting away too much fur.  Step 3 Turn the craft fur over so its back side is exposed. Apply three to four strips of Peel & Stick Tape™ to the back side of the fur, remove the backing that covers the adhesive and place the craft fur onto the center of the T-shirt. The top of the fur rectangle should be about 2-3" down from the collar. Smooth down the fur to make sure it is fully adhered to the fabric of the shirt.  Step 4 Cuffs: Measure your panther’s wrist, and add 1". On black felt, measure and cut out a rectangle that is as long as this measurement and 2" wide. Repeat for the second cuff. Step 5 Open the second package of craft fur and cut two pieces that are the same width as the felt rectangles, but 1" shorter in length. Apply a strip of Peel & Stick Tape™ down the length of the back of one fur piece and remove the backing that covers the adhesive. Flip the fur piece over and press it against a felt piece so that the fur covers the felt except for 1" on one side.  Step 6 Add black VELCRO® Brand coins to the cuff. One coin should be placed on the outside on the 1" that is not covered by fur. The second coin should be placed on the inside of the opposite end of the cuff, so that the two sides of the cuff overlap to close.  Step 7 Repeat these steps to make the second cuff. TIP: To place VELCRO® Brand coins so that they line up perfectly, place a hook (rough) coin within 1" of the cuff’s edge. Stick a loop (soft) coin on top, then fold the other side of the cuff over and press it down on top of the adhesive, overlapping cuff edges by no more than 1".  Step 8 Headband: Measure your panther’s head from one ear, across the top of the head, and down to the other ear. Twine the ends of two black chenille stems together to make one long stem that is the same length as this measurement.  Step 9 Bend the long stem over their head from ear to ear until it is shaped just like a headband. Coil three to four additional black chenille stems around this base to thicken and strengthen the headband. Step 10 To make the fur ears, use the remnants from the package used for the panther’s cuffs. Cut out two pieces of craft fur that are 5" x 2". Trim the short ends of each rectangle so that they are pointed, like cat’s ears. TIP: As before, make short snips with the scissors to trim the backing without cutting away too much fur.  Step 11 ADULT: Turn the rectangles over so that the backing is on top. Apply a line of hot glue across the center width of one fur ear. The glue line should be equidistant from the points of the ears.  Step 12 ADULT: While the glue is still hot, press this line of glue along the bottom side of the headband, slightly to the left of the headband’s center. Use the image as a guide for placement. Carefully run your finger along the bottom of the headband a few times to make sure that the fur’s backing is completely adhered to the headband.  Step 13 ADULT: Add more hot glue all along the edges of the ear piece on one side of the headband only. Carefully fold both sides of the ear piece up and press them together so that they stick up above the headband like a furry panther ear.  Step 14 Trim the edges of the ear, if you desire. Repeat to glue the second ear piece to the other side of the headband. Step 15 Belt: Measure your panther’s waist and add 2". Cut one piece of Midnight Madness Duck Tape® in this length, and lay it sticky-side up on your working surface.  Step 16 Cut a second piece of Mi
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