29.10.12

DIY: Black Cat Costume

This is a super easy costume to make, even if you only have a day before Halloween to make it.  It can be made for a little person, or even a big person.

Here is my little person.  I can hardly stand how cute she looks.  Such a little sweetie!









Ok here is how I made the tail...

Get a wire hanger. you only need one.  cut off one end and bend it to your liking.



Wrap the tail-shaped wire hanger in fuzzy furry feather stuff.  (I have no clue what you call it, but you can buy it at ANY fabric store by the yard.  I got mine at Walmart)  Hot glue into place as you go.


Keep wrapping and gluing.


Finally, attach it to some elastic the size of your waist or your little person's waist, and there you have it.  A tail that actually stays up and stays put.

  (I attached it with hot glue, and secured it with a little piece of felt.)




And now for the Ears.  These took me a little while to figure out.  The key is to not make them too heavy or too big.  Here is the magic combination for ears that will stay put even for the littlest of kitties.


Cut a piece of felt the shape of a cat ear.  I stitched a little satin piece on the top to make it extra cute and to add a little dimension.


Hot glue the awesome fuzzy stuff on the outer edge of the ear.


Gather the bottom of the ear together and stitch or hot glue into place.  I stitched it for extra durability.


Hot glue some clips on the back.


I put my little girl's hair into pig tails and simply clipped the ears on.

Easy as pie, and cute as can be!

Best Part, because they are not on a headband she won't be tempted to rip them off her head.  Wahoo, 10 points for mom!



Now for the hard part... drawing on some whiskers and a little nose.  Only one day to figure out how in the world I will do that with this little wiggly one year old....

Wish me luck!


EEEEEKKKK!!!  I can't wait for Halloween!!

-Megan




P.S.  Halloween was AMAZING!  I did it!!!  I drew some whiskers on successfully!! 






 And here is a little secret to remove makeup from your little cutie when trick-or-treating is done...



Just rub a tiny amount of coconut oil to the makeup and wash away with a warm washcloth.  It is like a magic eraser and it won't irritate baby's skin!  AWESOME!

28 comments:

  1. well, I like the costume very much... but your daughter is so cute looking in it! Black Kitten :) Have a great day! Anna

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  2. Seriously the cutest costume and model! Well done you .... I'm so happy I've seen this, my little one is a cat at next weeks Christmas play. Thank you, off to buy all the 'ingredients''. I will send pics when done!

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  3. How adorable!! I want to make this for my little nugget for Halloween, & was wondering how you made the tutu so full & fluffy. It's my favorite!

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    1. Thanks so much for the sweet comment! I used A LOT of tulle and simply tied in onto elastic. I found that more tulle cut into shorter pieces was the key to make it look super full and fluffy! Good luck!

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  4. Did you make the tutu and put the black fur on the shirt as well? Very cute!

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  5. Super cute. Thank you for sharing. I will try and make it for my 3 year old and I am thinking of doing a white version for my 2 year old.

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  6. Super cute. Thank you for sharing. I will try and do it for my little one for this Halloween.

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  7. Thank you for sharing. My 2 year old decided she wants to be a cat this halloween. And the tutu costumes are adorable! I was trying to figure out how to do the tail without having something dragging on the ground. Now I will just have to figure out how to do ears, she doesn't let me put ANYTHING in her hair. I am hoping we can try what you did and she will think shes so cute she'll leave them! Wishful thinking. Your daughter is absolutely adorable and rocks the costume.

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    1. Thank you so much!!!! Your comment is so sweet! Good luck with gettin those ears to stay put! ;)

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  8. Do you make the outfit to sale? Could you make me the ears, tail, and tutu? If so how much?

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    1. I could do this... I just have no clue what I would charge...

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  9. This is the cutest thing ever! My 2 year old loves to pretend that she is a cat so this is purrrfect for her Halloween costume. She also loves tutus so its a win/win. Now to find the materials :)

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    1. Hahaha! Thanks for the sweet comments! Good luck on your supply hunt! Happy Halloween! ;)

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  10. This is so adorable. As soon as I saw it I knew what my little one was gonna be this halloween. Thanks so much for your inspiration. I can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  11. How short did you cut the tulle? I would like to attempt to make it shorter and fluffy but usually mine is pretty long! Thank you so much for showing us all how to make this! I've had my heart set on this for months now. Thanks again.

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    1. That is a very good question. I can't remember the exact measurements on the tulle. I know it was pretty short though. Sorry! Thanks for the sweet comments! I am so glad that you are able to use this tutorial! How exciting! Happy Halloween!

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  12. I love this costume! And your daughter is adorable in it! I think I'm going to make something similar for my two daughters this week, but add purple. I was wondering if you recalled the fabric price? I am try to figure out cost, but I don't think Google will know what I mean if I type fuzzy furry feather stuff. Lol!

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  13. I love this costume and your daughter is adorable in it! I think I'm going to make something similar for my two daughters, but add purple. I was wondering if you recall the price of the fluffy fabric? I was to price it out, but I don't think Google will know what I mean if I type in fuzzy furry feather stuff. Lol!!!

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    1. Oh I love the idea of adding purple!! CUTE! The fur/fuzzy stuff was bought by the yard. I want to say it was like 2-3 bucks a yard. Maybe cheaper. Good luck! Thanks for the sweet comments about my little cutie! Happy Halloween!

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    2. Awesome! Thank you for getting back to me. So excited about this! Happy Halloween to you as well!!

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  14. I think this is the cutest costume! I just completed the ears and tail for my 18 month old daughter. Two questions for you: did the fuzzy stuff shed everywhere? It is all over my floor! Hoping it will hold up for the party we are going to and trick or treating. Also, what type of elastic did you use? I am not a crafty person by nature and am struggling with how to attach te tail. Thanks for the great idea!

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  15. Jen, I believe she used no-roll elastic. You can buy it in packages at the fabric store. Hope it helps!

    I'm making a pink and white version of this costume for my almost one year old...just more convenient since we have a solid pink onesie and pants but no black clothes to speak of!

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  16. Can you please make a tutorial on the tutu? I read your comments but still have no idea how to make the tutu.

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  17. Thank you for your awesome post! I was looking for ideas on how to make a Splat the Cat costume and this will be perfect!

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  18. SO precious! I threw one together for my 15 month old and it was a big hit! Thanks for the idea :-) http://www.unoriginalmom.com/little-black-cat-costume/

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    1. wow!the costume is really fantastic and the baby is so cute.
      REGARDS halloween masks

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  19. So so cute! My daughter wants to be a Cat for halloween. Do you have any tips on the Tutu? She also has no hair so any suggestions on the ears? Maybe i can clip them to a headband. Anyways, super cute costume. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  20. I made this but stuck on securing the tail. Any suggestions

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