I started making my kids Halloween costumes two years ago when they requested to be one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people eaters. Then last year they dressed up as characters from their favorite movie, The Lorax. These costumes are by far the most favorite thing I have ever made and I cannot wait to start making this years costumes.
Today I will be sharing a tutorial for The Lorax Mustache. I wish I had a tutorial for the complete costume but it was one of those times when I just made it up as I went along. But in all honesty, the costumes are very simple in design. I just used their snowsuits as a guide and made adjustments where needed. I made The Lorax’s Mustache more like a wand. I knew that my little girl would not want all that fur near her face for the night and it ended up being the right choice.
*Yellow feather duster (I purchased mine at Walmart)
*Wooden cake dowel or any other small dowel will work
*String or twin
*Hot glue gun
*Small piece of craft foam or felt
*Small scrap piece of orange fur fabric or any other scrap piece of orange fabric. Start by holding your feather duster in one hand and twirl it in the opposite direction of how the metal is twined. You want to unwind the meal piece. Of course you could also cut the metal. I just couldn’t find our metal clippers at the time. It is a little difficult to do, so just take your time. You want to pull out little sections at a time. Then line up a few of the sections in a row. Place a piece of string underneath the middle part of the duster pieces and then tie them in a knot. This is what your pieces should look like now. Make another section about the same size as your last one. Set aside and gather a piece of crafting foam or felt. Cut a little piece about 1″ by 4″. Now take the two little duster pieces and glue them on top of your foam close to the edges. Gather your dowel and hot glue your orange scrap piece of fabric around it to hide the dowel inside. Fold in any raw edges if need be. Now take and glue your covered dowel onto the middle part of the piece of craft foam. Add a few more sections of the duster to the craft foam. Now take a few little duster pieces and tie like so. Use these pieces to over up the middle section as needed. Trim if needed, especially where the nose is going to be. And there you have it, The Lorax mustache.