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Make your Own Fox Costume for Halloween

Updated on September 21, 2013

How to Make Your Own Fox Costume for Halloween

In the year 2013, the fox costume probably rules thanks to the lyrical genius of Ylvis. This highly strange music video has become so popular around the world, that the Fox will probably become the most sought after gag costume this Halloween. Armed with a dance team, many different animals and of course the fox, you and your buddies can storm Halloween in fashion, style and with a bit of comedy. Who doesn't like having a reason to howl during Halloween....or Ding, Whaka, Yoooo, etc.

However, even though the lead singers are male, it does not preclude ladies from partaking in Foxy shenanigans. Nothing says highlight of the party in a foxy getup.

So in this article we will explore quality alternatives to making your Fox costume this Halloween and help you to steal the show whether you are man or beast.

Why is Everyone Crazy over the Fox and what it says - Check out this video incase you haven't heard

Full Fox Custumes You can Purchase Now - In case you don't have time to put together a cheaper alternative

Not everyone has time to purchase or make individual parts for such a costume and in most cases are prepared to pay for the complete item, wait for it in the mail and enjoy. These are the best alternatives on the market for those busy bodies out there looking for a quick way to bring out the inner fox in you.

Forum Novelties Men's Promotional Fox Mascot Costume, Brown/White, One Size
Forum Novelties Men's Promotional Fox Mascot Costume, Brown/White, One Size

This is the complete fox getup. Full body with a complete head. No one will question what you are this halloween in the costume. $53.77

 
Kigurumi Fox Adult Animal Pyjamas / Fancy Dress Costume
Kigurumi Fox Adult Animal Pyjamas / Fancy Dress Costume

My personal favorite for guys. This one piece fox costume comes all the way from Japanese designers (Can you see the hint of japanimation?) Choose to have the hood up or down, you can go in style.$57

 
Fun World Women's Foxy Lady Costume, Brown, Medium/Large
Fun World Women's Foxy Lady Costume, Brown, Medium/Large

Being a Fox doesn't have to be funny. This costume puts Fox back into Foxy! Have men climbing over themselves to find out what YOU have to say!~39.99

 
Fun World Sweet Fox Teen Costume, Tan, One Size
Fun World Sweet Fox Teen Costume, Tan, One Size

Want to be a little less revealing or are you going trick-or-treating in Wisconsin? Then this is the fox outfit for you. Stay warm but stylish!$39.18

 

Start With the Head and Move Down

The most important part to any costume is the feature that makes it what it is. For a fox, this would be the head. Here are a couple of ideas that will help you get started as you start to make you Fox come to life.

Disguise Costumes Wolf Nose, Child
Disguise Costumes Wolf Nose, Child

Fun and to the point, the fox snout is a great start and a very cheap alternative to a mask. It will allow you to quickly be in character without being hidden. $0.87

 
Red Fox Mask for Halloween Costume
Red Fox Mask for Halloween Costume

The closest top to the Ylvis singers getup, this mask will surely make you a fox. Wear it on top of you head like the singer or wear it on your face, you will truly be a unique fox. ~29.95

 
Fox Mask (Standard)
Fox Mask (Standard)

Another mask alternative that is a little cheaper. No mistaking that this is a fox mask, but in my mind, lacks a little creativity.

 
Seven Color Face Paint Makeup Kit
Seven Color Face Paint Makeup Kit

Help with your creation by adding coloring to your face to match you costume. Fun and easy to apply you all the colors necessary to make the face, snout and eyes.$4.35

 
Fox Full Hood Animal Hat Faux Fur 3 In1 Function
Fox Full Hood Animal Hat Faux Fur 3 In1 Function

Still want a foxy theme with your ensemble? Then check out this full fox hat with gloves. Best part is you don't have to only wear this on Halloween.$17.50

 

Making the Body Work for You

Cheap alternatives to buying the main portion of the costume

Now that we have some ideas for the fox head, lets see what we can do for the body. Now every fox has a red body with a tail. For the body, if you don't want to buy a red getup, go to the Goodwill and see if you can find red or brownish sweatpants and sweatshirt. This way you can save a lot of money on this part and you can alter it and change it as you will.

Another really good idea for body is to add some faux fur (Or real fur - PETA don't hurt me) to your new set of sweat pants/shirt. Most Goodwills will have a fur section and here you can buy something, cut out the fur and super glue it to your new costume. Try and see if you can find white. If you can't, we have added some fabrics you can purchase in the next section. If you get white, you should place this around the neck to make a mane, and around your wrists and ankles. You can also place black around the ankles and wrist (This is actually the more biologically correct color but most people won't realize it).

Finally you will need a tail. For this it is best just to buy one which we have listed in the next section. They are reusable and comparatively cheap.

The Cherries on Top - Add some special items to make you Fox Costume even better

And for those of you that want the lastest and best, here are some extra pieces you can purchase to really make your fox costume stand out!

URSFUR Genuine canadian Red Fox Tails Keychains Natural Color 15"
URSFUR Genuine canadian Red Fox Tails Keychains Natural Color 15"

One of the best looking tails on the market, this one will be sure to impress.$11.99

 
Forum Novelties Women's Fox Ears and Tail Set, Multi, One Size
Forum Novelties Women's Fox Ears and Tail Set, Multi, One Size

Another part to a Foxy getup. This is an extremely good deal. Currently only $9 but that's bound to change since it is selling fast.$9

 
Elope Fox Ears and Tail Kit
Elope Fox Ears and Tail Kit

A little cheaper and a little more comedic, this set can do the trick very quickly incase you need a little extra something that says "I'm a fox!"$10.20

 

What Do you Think the Fox Says - From the Video

Which is the Best Fox Saying of the Music Video?

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      AntonioM23 3 years ago

      Great lens,thanks for sharing this awesome Fox Costumes.