How to make a moving tail for an animal costume

By | April 4, 2021


Saw off a part of the end of the wooden hose that is equal to the distance you want the tail to step out of your suit.


Put on the backrest and decide where you want the tail to be. Remove the belt and use the drill to make three pilot holes for your screws through the belt and into the cut end of the cut. The tail should be attached so that it does not move up and down from side to side.


Run the screws through the belt from the inside and into the cut end of the snake. Screw the snake tight.


Cut the fabric for the tail. It can be as long as you want and cut and filled into any shape. At the end of the body, the fabric should be as wide as the diameter of the hose plus an inch for seam allowance.


Sew the back together with a half inch seam allowance. Turn it to the right and release the one that leaves room for the wooden hose and another half-inch seam allowance at the end. Sewing is better than gluing. The glue hardens and limits the movement of the hinge and thus the tail.


Pull the tail on the wooden hose. There are two ways to attach the fabric to the belt. Turn the seam over and sew it together on the lifting belt or note the seam extension and twist it out and sew or glue it on the lifting belt. Wear the tail under the suit. Leave a slit in the back of the suit for the tail to go through.

Tips and warnings

  • Use an undershirt to keep the screws away from scratching back. If your suit is fur, you may want to sew compartments for ice bags on this shirt.
  • Here’s a trick to make a tail for a suit that stands out and really moves.