My favorite part of Halloween is making costumes for our girls. I’ve loved each of their costumes, but this DIY cat costume will always be one of my favorites. We’re just starting to design their Halloween costumes for this year… so stay tuned for that. But in the meantime, I want to share with you again our girls cat costume tutorial.
Do you need a simple – but super cute – kids costume for Halloween? With items you probably already have in your home, you can make this easy kids DIY cat costume in less than an hour.
Our girls are obsessed with cats.
Susan’s daughters, Julia and Sophia, finally got a kitten — after years of hoping, dreaming, and pleading. I have to admit, if I weren’t allergic to cats, I would want a cat just like theirs. And so would my Olivia!
But since I am allergic and I don’t want to spend my life sneezing and wiping away tears, the closest I am going to come to having kittens running around my house is dressing our girls up as cats and letting them tear the place apart.
This isn’t the first year our girls wanted to be cats for Halloween. They were all black cats a few years ago as well.
I love how cute they are in cat costumes, so I didn’t mind at all that they wanted to be cats again. And when Susan and I came up with these oh-so-adorable black cat costumes, I was so excited, I decided to make my FIRST sewing/craft tutorial video post for you.
The girls love their cat costumes, so we took some early Halloween photos.
Look at how sweet these kittens are…
I must admit, making a costume is one thing — shooting a video tutorial on how to make a costume is another.
It took me much longer to shoot and edit this video than I ever imagined. I think I could have made costumes for Olivia’s entire class in the time I spent on this video.
But, it was super fun and I can’t wait to start my next DIY craft video.
I made each cat costume from a black jacket, black jeggings, and a SCARF we bought at Walmart! The scarf is super soft and stretchy and perfect for the tummy and trim for the costume.
Along with some pink felt, a headband, a glue gun, and a plastic duo-tang, (you will have to watch the video to find out about the duo-tang!) you can create a super sweet kitten of your own.
And you don’t have to worry about sneezing.
More DIY Halloween Costumes
Here are some more costume ideas with these three adorable DIY Halloween costumes we made for girls last year, including a pretty unicorn, a fancy fox, and a sweet bunny.
If you want an easy way to make ears for a Halloween costume, check out how to make no-sew animal ears in our video tutorial.
Originally published on October 26, 2014, here at 5 Minutes for Mom.
Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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