Halloween cat costume

Halloween cat costume

Chris is a blogger, wife and mum of four. She blogs over at Thinly Spread where she talks about everything from parenting to gardening, crafts and recipes the whole family will enjoy.

Halloween is almost upon us, giant pumpkins are already piled up waiting to be carved into ghoulish faces and all the chatter around here is about costume planning and apple bobbing. We always make our own costumes, every year the older kids’ get more ghoulish while I am always a witch with broomstick and smoking cauldron. We usually stick to the traditional Halloween costumes and over the years we have made skeletons, giants, pumpkins and all sorts of ghosties and ghoulies, most of them are really simple to make and can then be jazzed up as much as the children's imagination allows.

Halloween is a fabulous creative learning opportunity for kids, making costumes from scratch encourages them to get stuck in and problem solve and there are lots of possibilities for getting mucky with paint and glue!

How to make a Halloween cat costume

You Will Need

  • Black tights and fabric scraps
  • Black head band
  • Black and pink felt
  • Cardboard
  • Fake black fur (optional)
  • Black trousers
  • Black top
  • PVA glue or a glue gun
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Cut one leg off an old pair of tights and stuff with fabric scraps to make a tail. Tie the end.
  2. Cut four triangles of black felt, two slightly smaller triangles of card and two even smaller of pink felt. Crafts-HalloCat1-mobmulti[Am].jpg
  3. Glue one of the black triangles, pop a card triangle on top, add another layer of glue then another black triangle, some more glue and a pink triangle so you have an ear sandwich (this makes the ears stand up perkily rather than flopping about). Crafts-HalloCat2-mobmulti[Am].jpg
  4. Allow your ears to dry and then glue them onto your hairband (we added some fake fur to ours, just for good measure!)
  5. Safety pin the tail to the trousers (if they have belt loops you can just tie the tail on to a loop)
  6. We added a cat mask we had in the dressing up box but it would be easy to make with black card, elastic and pipe cleaner whiskers Crafts-HalloCat3-mobmulti[Am].jpg
  7. Allow your ears to dry and then glue them onto your hairband (we added some fake fur to ours, just for good measure!)
  8. Safety pin the tail to the trousers (if they have belt loops you can just tie the tail on to a loop)
  9. We added a cat mask we had in the dressing up box but it would be easy to make with black card, elastic and pipe cleaner whiskers
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