Second star to the right and straight on til morning. Before you know it you are in Neverland soaring above the clouds with Peter Pan and Tinkerbell and fighting pirates like that old codfish Captain Hook. Oh, what fun imagination can be! Halloween is a great time for families to dress up and take on a whole new character. This is the time of year in which my children dress up in a different costume every weekend as they enjoy the season’s greatest festivities. One of our themes this year was The Neverland Crew in which my son played the part as Tootles (Skunk) the Lostboy.
In the animated film: Peter Pan, Tootles wears a skunk costume. Our version replicates the ensemble with denim overalls, a black shirt (with white felt along the belly and a white stripe along the back,) an adorable skunk tail, and a Davy Crockett style skunk cap. The overalls and black shirt came straight out of my boy’s closet. I purchased the white felt from a craft store. Using fabric glue I glued a round patch for the belly and a stripe along the back. The skunk tail is from Sweet 16 in Stitches and is made with felt and stuffed with a polyester filling for the perfect finished look. It easily attaches to any material with a silver clip. Also available from Sweet 16 in Stitches: fox tail, racoon tail, and a cow tail! Tails that are perfect for pretend play and the creation of a new Lostboy costume. The skunk cap is made of acrylic and is very soft to the touch. My son enjoyed wearing this cap at the parks, even in the sunny Florida weather. It is absolutely prefect hat for outdoor activities and is compliments of Crooket Coon Caps. Other styles: coon cap, fox cap, and a Alaskan wolf cap are available on their Etsy shop. Complete this look with black freckles and a pinch of pixie dust!
Tootles may have lost his marbles, but he still has his adventurous charm and this costume represents it well. Complete with skunk cap and tail this Lostboy is ready to jump in line for following the leader at the sound of Pan’s crow and so will yours!