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My middle daughter LOVES cats. Unfortunately, my husband and I are very allergic to cats, so we can only have the stuffed animal versions. She loves cats so much, she often likes to dress up as one.
During her first year in preschool, I took her love of cats and turned her into a crazy cat lady. This costume is so inexpensive and quick to make. You can literally throw it together at the very last minute. When we decided on this costume, we have everything except stuffed animal cats that were small enough to put on her robe.
Here’s what you need:
Crazy Cat Lady Halloween Costume
- house shoes / slippers
- stuffed animal cats – (old beanie babies work wonderful!)
- hair clip
- hot glue
- sticky back velcro
We went to the thrift store where they put bags of stuffed animals together and found a bag with about 4-5 small beanie baby-sized cats. We lucked out and one of these tiny cats had a flat plastic bottom for a battery and would say “meow.” It was about the size of one of these cats.
That talking cat became our head piece, which I made last. Set aside for now.
First, we prepared the bath robe. Since my daughter LOVES her stuffed cats so much, I did not want to ruin any of them by permanently attaching them to the bathrobe. Instead I used 4-inch strips of sticky velcro and attached one piece to the cat and one to where I was going to place it on her bathrobe. When Halloween was over, I was able to remove the velcro.
For placement, we put one on her shoulder, one in each bathrobe pocket, and one she carried. That was all there was to adding the cats.
For the head piece, I used hot glue on a french barrette and attached it to the kitty’s belly. Then, I just clipped it into her hair. If you use a pretty small cat, it will be about the same weight as a large hair bow and will have no problem staying in her hair. After Halloween, I found it was fairly easy to peel the hot glue off and she had her stuffed cat again.
On Halloween, she wore her favorite cat pajamas, her house shoes, and we put the robe on and tied it and then added the cat hair barrette. She was a big hit at preschool. The teachers all loved it. And, when we went out trick or treating, people really loved her costume, too.
Have your kids decided what their Halloween costumes are going to be this year?