How To: Make a black cat costume

Make a black cat costume

Make a splash at your next masquerade party with this purr-fect black cat costume.
You Will Need
* A six-inch by six-inch square of cardboard
* 2/3-yard of black felt
* Glue
* A black headband
* A long black stocking
* A large safety pin
* A black turtleneck
* Black leggings
* Black shoes
* Black eyeliner pencil
* Two black socks

Step 1: Draw and cut out two triangles
Draw two triangles on a piece of cardboard and cut them out. These will be your cat ears.

Find free cardboard boxes at local convenience or grocery stores.

Step 2: Cut and paste the felt
Cut out two pieces of felt of the same size and shape as the cardboard triangles and glue the felt onto the cardboard.

Step 3: Glue ears to a headband
Glue your two felt and cardboard ears to a black headband.

Allow the glue to dry completely before putting the headband on your head.

Step 4: Stuff your stocking
Stuff the unused black felt into your long black stocking to create the tail. Pin the tail to the back of your leggings.

Step 5: Put on your costume
Put on your black leggings with the tail, turtle neck, headband, and black shoes.

Find inexpensive turtle necks and black shoes at consignment shops.

Step 6: Draw your whiskers and nose
Draw whiskers around your mouth with black eyeliner. Draw and color a small triangle on your nose.

Step 7: Put on your paws
Pull a black sock over each hand to create your paws. Now you're ready to pounce!

Fact: The number of feral cats in the U.S. is estimated to be in the tens of millions.

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