Video:How to Make a Puss in Boots Costume for Catswith Amy Kelly
Make a Puss in Boots costume for your cat this Halloween. This About.com video will show you an easy way to sew a cape and make the accessories so your pet cat can look like Puss in Boots from Shrek for Halloween.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make a Puss in Boots Costume for Cats
Hi, I'm Amy and today we are going to show you how to make a Puss in Boots costume for your cat, on About.com.
Items to Make a Puss in Boots Costume for Cats
Before Starting it is a good idea to gather all the necessary supplies to turn your cat into the character of Puss In Boots.
For this costume you will need:
- A sewing machine
- A spool of black thread
- Black ribbon, I'm going to use approx. 24 inches, this may vary based on the size of your cat.
- A white paint marker
- 1/4 yard of black fabric for the cape
- One piece of stiff black felt, sizes vary but make sure that it is at least 12 by 18 inches.
- Fabric scissors
- Straight pins
Accessorize the Puss in Boots Cat Costume
A small hat that can be purchased at most fabric or craft stores and while your there, grab a feather of your choice.
And you will need a Hot glue gun, for the feather.
And the key to a puss in boots costume is, the boots! For this I am going to use four baby socks.
Sew the Cat's Cape
What I like to do, even before I gather my supplies is to draw or sketch out my idea for the costume so I know what materials I will need and how they will attach together.
Next, take your white paint marker and draw the shape on both the stiff felt and the cotton fabric. Next, carefully use the fabric scissors and cut your patterns out. Take both elements of the cape and overlap them on top of each other, then take the black ribbon and lay that on top. Take straight pins and pin all three of them together.
Now it's time to sew. I like to use a wide zigzag stitch, this is a little more secure and safer than a straight stitch which may unravel over time.
Slowly stitch the length of both your pieces of fabric and this part of your costume is done.
Make the Hat and Boots for Your Pet Cat
With your hat, take the hot glue gun and put a small drop of glue on the side of the hat. Then carefully attach the feather. Watch your fingers as the glue is hot and can also cause quite a mess. I like to let the glue set for at least one half hour to let it secure.
Next it's time for the boots. Take the baby socks and cut a small section from the bottom of the toes. This will allow your cat to still use it's paws, provide more comfort, and generally keep your cat happier in it's costume.
Tips for Dressing Your Cat in a Halloween Costume
Now that your costume is complete you're ready to dress up your cat. One word of warning, when tying the ribbon around their neck, be careful not to tie the ribbon too tight as this could be a choking concern.
Good luck dressing up your cat, and for more tips and ideas on pet costumes, check us out on the web at homegarden.about.com.