A Swiper the Fox Halloween costume would be a blast for kids who love Swiper, the antagonist from the tv show Dora the Explorer.
No matter what task or adventure Dora and Boots are on you can be assured that Swiper is never far away. The sneaky fox is always looking for new and clever ways to sneak up on them and swipe their belongings. If he succeeds he throws the item far away and says, “You’ll never find your (insert name of object) now.”
But there is one way that Swiper can be stopped. Dora and Boots must say, “Swiper no swiping, Swiper no swiping, Swiper no swiping!” fast enough to thwart his attempt. And of course he always replies, “Oh Man!”
If your child wants to be Swiper then you have a few options. For babies under 9 months there is an officially licensed Swiper costume. For toddlers and older kids you can either adapt a regular fox costume or make a costume from scratch.
A fun idea would be to coordinate with a sibling or friend and go out trick-or-treating with Swiper, Dora and Boots Halloween costumes.
Swiper the Fox Halloween Costume for Infants
The Swiper the Fox Baby Costume is an officially licensed costume. The two piece set includes a soft fleecy tan and yellow romper with attached tail. There are snaps along the inseam for easy diaper access. There is also elastic at the cuffs and hem to help keep the costume from riding up. The character headpiece secures under the china and Swiper’s face sits on top of your baby’s head.
Available in infant sizes for babies 6 – 9 months.
Adapt a Fox Costume to Become Swiper the Fox
There aren’t any official Swiper costumes for older kids. But, if you have a child who loves Swiper then you can buy a regular fox costume and adapt it to create Swiper.
The Fox T-shirt Style Costume for Kids would make a great base. This costume fits kids 3 – 8 years, has an attached tail and a hood with ears. Add a pair of tan pants, a tan long sleeve shirt underneath for warmth and a pair of blue gloves. You can either buy a blue mask or cut eye holes in a blue bandanna and wrap that around your child’s head.
If you don’t want to have to worry about finding a matching pair of pants and top then you could always start with a full length fox costume for kids
Make a Swiper the Fox Costume
Another option is to make your child’s Swiper the fox Halloween costume. The easy way is to buy a tan shirt and tan pants, purchase a fox ears and tail set for children and then add a pair of blue gloves and a blue mask.
Here are a few tutorials to help you achieve a cute Swiper costume:
Featured Image: Swiper the Fox screen capture from Dora the Explorer tv show.
Updated: May 9, 2015