Photo: Child wearing snow leopard costume

Be a snow leopard this Halloween! Follow the simple steps below to make your own costume.

Photograph by Rebecca Hale


  • Gray sweatshirt
  • Black felt
  • Fake snow
  • Paintbrush
  • Black, brown, and white fabric paint
  • Extra trick-or-treat bucket


  1. Turn the sweatshirt fuzzy side out and paint irregular circles in black.
  2. Allow the paint to dry, then fill the circles with brown paint.
  3. On the middle of the sweatshirt, paint a white stomach.
  4. Cut two ears out of black felt and use white paint to make them look furry.
  5. After the ears are dry, pin them to the hood of the sweatshirt.
  6. Fill an extra trick-or-treat bucket with fake snow.