Out of my four kids, one asked me to make their Halloween costume this year. I like the idea of making your own. You can get creative and your child can take pride in knowing they helped. That’s always a good thing.
My daughter loves cats right now. We don’t own a cat, but she likes everything cats. So, for Halloween, black cat she is!
I found this simple tutorial on the DIY Network and knew immediately this was the costume we’d make for my daughter.
I tweaked it a little bit, but the concept is the same.
DIY Black Cat Costume
Needle and thread
3 spools of black tulle
Essentially, this costume consists of five tutus. One for each wrist, one for each ankle and a waist tutu.
Measure the wearer’s wrists, ankles and waist. Cut the elastic to your measurements.
Sew the elastic ends together to make cuffs. Alternatively, you could staple the ends. Make sure it’s good and secure.
To streamline the process, cut a pile of tulle for the wrist and ankle cuffs. About 6 inches long will do. If you make them longer, you can always trim the tulle once the cuff has been made.
Cut the waist tutu pieces about 12 inches long.
Tie the strips of tulle tightly around each cuff. Repeat this process for each one.
Pair the tutus with black paints, a black shirt and black shoes. Draw a cute nose and whiskers on your child to complete the look.
If you don’t have the craft supplies to make cat ears out of a headband, you may need to pick one up. A tail on this costume is optional, too. As the tutu is quite adorable!
Check out my appearance on The Rhode Show describing how to make it!
Hope you and your family have a Happy Halloween!