Fantastic Mr. & Mrs. Fox

Added Nov 2, 2010

by cupcakedream...

New Orleans, Lou...

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As soon as I saw Rifka’s Felicity Fox dress, I knew what I wanted to be for Halloween. For my dress, I started with the coffee date dress pattern, but ended up changing it significantly to fit my small bust. This is my first dress from scratch, so I’m happy with the outcome, even though I had to add some bows in the back to cover my wonky zipper work. I made a little apple and leaf stamp and stamped the pattern after it was all sewn. For Mr Fox, I cut down an existing vintage jacket to make it double breasted and made some quick pants from similar corduroy I found. Notice the wheat in his pocket! Also, you can’t see in the photo, but his buttons are wooden with a burned in tree pattern. This is my favorite Halloween costume ever!

**update: I know have an improved version of the fox mask for sale in my etsy shop (Spirit Parade), for any interested parties!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/200113220/faux-fox-fur-paper-mask-handmade-by

Material Notes

yellow broadcloth, corduroy

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Material
Corduroy, Cotton

Credits

Fantastic Mrs. Fox

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    Oct 19, 2013, 01.21 AMby Simona Analte

    Hello,

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    simonaanalte@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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    Oct 17, 2013, 03.46 PMby Bethshillside

    I keep coming back to your pics – this is fab! I would give my pinky to have fur and mask sources and more detailed pics. Your attention to detail shows – stellar job!

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    Nov 2, 2012, 03.53 AMby Mary Lokar

    Thank you for all your inspiration and information! The Fantastic Mr. and Mrs. Fox costumes were a big hit.

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    Oct 12, 2012, 08.56 PMby Dejah Morris

    These are the best costumes I have ever seen! Any chance you would make and sell more masks?

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    Jul 23, 2012, 03.17 AMby Christinepetey

    Hello! I am obsessed with these costumes, you did an amazing job! I want to try and make these for this upcoming halloween but I was just wondering what kind of fur you used for the masks? I saw that you mentioned you got it from ebay but I was wondering if there was a specific type of fur fabric and color you used because I’m not sure what to search for on ebay. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks so much!

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      Jul 24, 2012, 08.45 PMby cupcakedreammachine

      I went to my ebay to try and find the shop I purchased from, but my history mysteriously ended before that purchase :( Something helpful to try searching might be ‘cosplay’ fake fur or faux fur. I recommend using ‘long pile,’ meaning longer length fur. The 1 in. fur is cheaper, but it doesn’t look nearly as nice. I think the orange fur was actually labeled ‘red fox’ colored. Good luck! Please let me know how it comes out!

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    May 18, 2011, 08.06 PMby Sofiagynther

    This is great! Love the collar on the dress! In what way did you alter the bodice to fit your bust? I’ve made one coffeedate dress and would love to make another one if I can get the bust to fit me, I seem to have the same problem you had :)

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      Nov 2, 2011, 06.09 PMby cupcakedreammachine

      Ugh I wish I could tell you! It was a lot of trying on, pinning, sewing, repeat! Since then, I’ve made my own bust pattern that involved fitting craft paper to myself in a princess seam style. I think princess seams lend themselves well to smaller busts.

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    Mar 4, 2011, 05.39 AMby laceandthimble

    Oh, this is great! I have watched and laughed through that movie so many times. You did a really awesome job. Love it!

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    Mar 4, 2011, 01.14 AMby Dupioni

    Absolutely adorable!

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    Dec 14, 2010, 12.14 PMby mary-bee

    Good work!

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    Dec 7, 2010, 02.04 PMby nutmeg1

    These are amazing! Glad to see there are other people out there who take Halloween costume detailing to the extreme!!

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    Nov 13, 2010, 03.53 PMby grainline

    This is seriously the best halloween costume I have ever seen!!!!

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    Nov 7, 2010, 04.21 PMby laurii

    such cute costumes :) !

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    Nov 7, 2010, 05.53 AMby nikkishell

    OMG! This is the best costume ever! You rule!

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    Nov 6, 2010, 02.12 PMby jodeusp

    love it!

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    Nov 4, 2010, 09.55 PMby solsticefire

    This is FANTASTIC!! And after reading you also made the fox masks, amazing!! You did an unbelievable job pulling off the Foxes :D

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    Nov 4, 2010, 09.17 PMby cupcakedreammachine

    Thanks thanks thanks everybody for all the kind words! We got lots of props on Halloween, which is definitely our favorite holiday, as I’m sure you can tell :) For the masks, I bought some cheapo plastic fox masks, and then hot glued the two different types of fur fabric, which I got on ebay. I cut a few different shapes of fur to try to follow the shape of the mask. I used black wool roving for the ears and my eyes, and then added some ‘craft whiskers’ I also got on ebay. However, a coworker burst my bubble after I paid for them by suggesting I just cut some plastic broom whiskers instead, which would have worked perfectly!

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    Nov 4, 2010, 07.45 PMby Olivia Anne

    wow this is so awesome

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    Nov 4, 2010, 02.59 PMby ruthieburda

    Absolutely Amazing!! My favorite costumes EVER! Where did you get those masks?! Homemade?

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    Nov 4, 2010, 02.05 PMby sunspot

    Tell us about the masks – where did you find them! I too love all the details – dont’ you just LOVE Halloween – It is the most underrated holiday! I always put details in my costumes that no one but me will ever know about!

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    Nov 4, 2010, 10.43 AMby liaspace

    they look fun!!! wonderful costume :)

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    Nov 3, 2010, 11.13 PMby sojo

    you guys look so cute! love the masks and fabulous dress

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    Nov 3, 2010, 10.34 PMby nicaban

    That is sooo fantastically cool! You wild animals!!!! lol

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    Nov 3, 2010, 09.45 PMby isabel lily

    I love this so much! Fantastic mr. fox is my favorite movie! and if you made the masks, what did you make them out of?

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    Nov 3, 2010, 08.16 PMby vintagegal

    SO AWESOME! Loved the movie, love your costumes! This is a costume that my husband would actually wear! Great job…..

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    Nov 3, 2010, 06.31 PMby grosgrain

    THAT’S AWESOME! LOVE LOVE LOVE THE IDEA!

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    Nov 3, 2010, 04.42 PMby yuditv

    i just want to say that i agree w/ you in being the best Halloween costume ever. i just recently saw the movie after begging my boyfriend to see it. and we loved it. i sent him an email of your mater piece and he loved it too. it came out awesome!!! nice work

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    Nov 3, 2010, 02.09 PMby themisslinds

    absolutely LOVE this

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    Nov 3, 2010, 12.05 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

    ahhh so much awesome! i want a mask like that!

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    Nov 2, 2010, 11.59 PMby twoboos

    This is GENIUS!! !love it so much!!! well done!!

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    Nov 2, 2010, 11.20 PMby ashchaser

    Yowza, seriously if you could’ve entered this in the costume contest it would win for sure! I just recently was able to see the movie and loved it so much, these outfits are perfect and I hope everyone recognized you wherever you went!

    Also nice wheat!

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