The mane was made by looping strips of fleece onto a circle of elastic. It slips easily on and off over his head. In fact, it's as warm as a scarf without any worry of it falling off or him pulling it off. I'm thinking of making him one in every color for the winter. The tail (just a strip of fleece with some fringe) is sewn onto a circle of elastic that I slip around his waist when he's wearing his costume. He doesn't even know it's there. Truly, the easiest, one-day, homemade, warmest, versatile and CUTE costume ever.