My son said his little boy wanted to be Rocket Racoon for Halloween but I really think he wanted to be Star Lord. Making Rocket was easy but you’ll need to know how to sew. I used a simple PJ jumpsuit pattern.
You’ll need faux blue and brown leather
Long thermal top and pants
Fake Fur – Black, White and Raccoon
Plastic mask (I used a PJ Mask)
Raccoon tail – I bought a Daniel Boone hat with a very real looking raccoon tail
Stuffed animal nose (you could make a nose if you wanted to take the time)
His face doesn’t show it but he loved it.
I cut out the front and back pieces in the blue leather and added the brown pleated them to make it look like Rocket.
I added the zipper and then sewed the front to the back. The brown faux leather was added to the sleeve and collar.
I also sewed a belt and little “fanny pack” to make it more authentic.
I sewed fake fur to the legs of the long thermal pants. I did the same for the sleeves on the top.
This is what the front looked like finished.
The back needed a bushy raccoon tail.
I used a PJ Mask but you can use most any mask.
Hot glue the fake fur to cover the mask.
I cut out a face and nose from a hedgehog stuffed animal I bought at the dollar store.
I glued on the white fur around the eyes and then glued on the nose (I stuffed it with some batting to make it look full)
I then added the black. The black fur covered the top rough edge of the nose.
Rocket Raccoon is ready to trick or treat.
I made Groot for his cousin. Here’s the link to make Groot.