This year, my 7 year old is dying to be Pippi Longstocking for Halloween! Costume: I used the copper wire idea and it worked great for the hair of this Pippi Longstockings costume. A few bobby pins kept it in place on the top of her head.
I made this gruffalo mouse costume for book week. The ears were a headband, wrapped in fabric with paper plates backed in the fabric and lined with felt. the tail was rolled felt attached to elastic waistband.