Day 19 – Black Cat DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap Easy

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Black Cat Costume Tutorial

This costume is a really cute way to do traditional Halloween with your little girl. And we make it easy with product from Always Under Pay!

(our pieces available for ages 2-9 years)

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Materials Needed:

Black Leotard

Black Five Layer Tutu

Black Marabou Feather Boa (for tail)

For Cat’s Ears

Black Felt

cardboard

Black Marabou Feather Boa (you can use the same one for all pieces including the tail)

Satin Lined Plastic Headband

Bright Colored Marker (so you can see it against the black)

Glue Gun and Glue Stick (Not Shown)

For Wrist Puffs:

Black Marabou Feather Boa (you can use the leftover from the ears)

Black Fold Over Elastic Hair Ties

Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (Not Shown)

Scissors

For Kitty Collar:

Black Boys Bow Tie

Black 1” Crystal

Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (Not Shown)

Cat Ears Headband Tutorial

Materials Needed:

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Black Felt

cardboard

Black Marabou Feather Boa (you can use the same one for all pieces including the tail)

Satin Lined Plastic Headband

Bright Colored Marker (so you can see it against the black)

Glue Gun and Glue Stick (Not Shown)

Step One:

Freehand cut some small triangles from your cardboard pieces. It’s ok if they look a bit wonky as long as they are about the same size. You won’t notice once we’re done.

Now trace the cardboard triangle shapes onto the felt with the pen. If you use bright colors, it will show up against the black felt. If you look closely, you can see the marker in the photos below.

Cut four triangle ear shapes out of the felt. You’ll want to cut the felt a little longer than your cardboard so we can use that bit of felt to stabilize and secure the ears to the headband later.

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Step Two:

Using the hot glue gun, glue the cardboard triangles that you cut to the inside of two of your felt ear pieces. Now, hot glue the other two pieces of felt on top of the cardboard triangles sandwiching the cardboard piece in between.

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**DO NOT glue the edges by your little tabs that I told you were for stability. Leave that piece open for now.

Step Three:

Bend back your two tabs to expose the cardboard inside of the ear piece. Put a good glob of hot glue along the edge of that cardboard and then stick the glue to the outside edge of the headband. Hold it there for about 30 seconds to let it dry before you repeat this with the other ear.

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*TIP* Make sure you have a good idea where you want the mouse ears to go before you do this step. You don’t want them glued in the wrong place. And, sometimes it is difficult to just eyeball it. I would put the headband on the child’s head that these are for, or even on your own head like I did, and just make a small pen mark where you want he center of the ears to be.

Step Four:

Now, trim off any excess felt that is too long to fold under the inside of the headband. Then, put a bead of hot glue on the inside edge of the headband where you will be securing your ears. Fold one felt piece over that glue and hold in place for about 30 seconds. Then, fold your second piece on top of that, adding more glue if necessary to adhere it.

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Step Five:

Trim a piece of black marabou boa about long enough to go around one felt ear. Glue the felt to the ear and repeat on other side. Trim the feather pieces closer to your felt as needed.

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Wrist Puffs Tutorial

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For Wrist Puffs:

Black Marabou Feather Boa (you can use the same one for all pieces including the tail)

Black Fold Over Elastic Hair Ties

Scrap Piece of Cardboard

Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (Not Shown)

Scissors (Not Shown)

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Step One:

Cut off the tail pieces on the fold over elastic hair ties.

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Step Two:

Stretch the hair ties over the piece of cardboard. They should be stretched, but not stretched as far as they can. Just comfortably stretched. (You’ll of course need to measure the cardboard and cut it so that the hair ties will fit it the way you need them to for this step).

Once your hair ties are on there, run a good size bead of hot glue down the center. For the purposes of this illustration, I am only showing one hair tie, but you can easily do both at the same time.

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Step Three:

Clip one end of your marabou boa so that it doesn’t show any cord and lay it down on center on top of the hot glue. Let that dry for a moment.

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Step Four:

Turn the cardboard over and repeat step three on the other side making sure to as close to the knot on the hair tie as possible so as to hide it.

Let that cool and then clip off the excess length of boa.

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Step Five:

Slide the hair ties off of your cardboard. They will be a bit less stretchy than before, but will have some give to them.

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Kitty Collar Tutorial

Materials Needed:

Black Boys Adjustable Bow Tie

Black 1” Crystal

Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (Not Shown)

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Just hot glue your crystal center embellishment to the center of the bow tie. Easy peasy!

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Voila! What a fun, sweet, and simple little costume for your cuddly cat loving princess!

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