First I needed to get a workable versatile hood pattern. This style of animal costume as a very loose hood, but it has to drape just right.
I like using felt as my "muslin" when working on something that will be sewn in fleece.
I created nostrils with double folded pieces of fleece. I made an exact pattern for this. It is not just a square or rectangle.
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