Video:How to Make a Vampire Costume for Catswith Amy Kelly
Make a vampire costume for your cat this Halloween. This About.com video will show you an easy way to sew a cape and make the horns for cat's vampire costume.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make a Vampire Costume for Cats
Hi, I'm Amy and today we are going to learn how to make a vampire costume for your cat, on About.com.
Items to Make a Vampire Costume for Cats
Before starting it is a good idea to gather all the necessary tools for a vampire cat. You will need:
- A sewing machine
- Black ribbon, 24 inches. This may vary based on the size of you cat
- 1/4 yard Black Fabric
- Sheet of black stiff felt
- Spool of black thread
- Fabric scissors
- Straight Pins
- White paint marker
Sew the Cat's Vampire Cape
The first this I always like to do is first sketch out the costume I am about to make. You could also look for a pattern in your local fabric or costume store.
Next take either your stiff felt or your cotton fabric and draw the shape of the costume with your white paint marker. You can start with either item, but do them both first. Next, take your fabric scissors and carefully cut out what you have drawn.
Next, lay the top of the cape on top of the bottom half of the cape. On top of both of these lay your black ribbon. Now take your straight pins to pin all three of them together. Be careful as these are sharp. Try to align all pieces as straight as possible.
Now your ready to sew! I prefer a wide zigzag stitch with my sewing machine as a straight stitch tears out easier and we don't want the thread to become loose or tear out.
Slowly zigzag stitch the length of the two pieces of fabric. Cut your thread and your cat is ready for his costume.
Tips for Dressing Your Cat in a Halloween Costume
One thing to be aware of is, when tying the ribbon around your cat's neck be careful to make sure that it is not too tight as this could be a choking concern.
Good luck dressing up your cat, and for more tips and ideas on costumes for your pets be sure to check us out on the web at homegarden.about.com.