My favourite part of the anthropomorphic taxidermy process is when I get to create a character for each one of my creatures so for my first blog post I thought I would give you a step-by-step guide into how I dress each animal.
STEP ONE: Pinning into shape.
The little rat is pinned in position drying out and waiting for its own personal set of clothes.
STEP 2: Costume design.
While I am waiting for the rat to be ready, I spend the next couple of days designing and making an outfit. With its cute face and fragile features, I decided to turn this white rat into a beautiful ballerina.
Pretty in pink, its outfit includes a frilly tutu and petticoat hand crafted from vintage fabrics and some fuzzy ballerina slippers delicately made from felt.
STEP 3: Dressing up.
Once the outfit is complete and the rat is ready, it’s time to get dressed.
STEP 4: I’m finished.
Finishing the look off with a pink satin bow, my ballerina rat is now ready for a new home.