Once your wire ear frames are inside your plush ears, fold up the bottom of the ears, trimming excess fabric if necessary. Fold the headband fabric in half, lengthwise. Making a cover for your headband is super simple. This gorgeous black cat costume is super cozy, adorable and easy to make. They are super cozy. It is amazing to see the new Halloween costumes for both kids and adults that are lighting up and offering a unique and impressive change to what has been the traditional costume dress. 10% OF NET PROFITS FOR KIDS IN NEED. Always ask your kids what they are planning to do in Halloween and then plan your budget for the costume. With some homemade magic, you can create a stunning black cat costume that is truly one of a kind! Turn the ends of one side in and sew shut. Leaving ends open, with right sides together, sew down the long side of the fabric.
With right sides together, sew the front and back of ear together, leaving the bottom open. Because you want your cat gloves to be “fingerless”, you need to leave an inch or so open in your side seam for the thumb to go through. Also, measure how long you want your gloves to extend past your wrist. For the gloves, measure the width of your wrist and your hand around your knuckles, including your thumb. If your fabric is stretchy, like this plush fabric, then you can make the final width of your gloves a little smaller than the width of your knuckles. This DIY Halloween costume includes plush cat ears and tail, fingerless gloves and leg warmers. But, just because you won’t be the only cat on the street, doesn’t mean your DIY cat costume can’t stand out as one of the best! You can just turn your ears inside out as usual and have the side seams at the side.
As you did with the gloves, you need to make sure you have enough width in your design to accommodate getting your piece on and off. If your fabric is soft and “floppy,” you will probably need to make some sort of an insert to hold up your ears. An easy way to hold up fabric ears is to use some bendable wire such as aluminum crafting or beading wire. With hand stitches, begin to sew your ears onto the headband, taking care to put your stitches through the fabric on the top and bottom of the headband cover and also catching the bottom of the wire ear frame. Fortunately, your stitches will not be noticeable in the black plush, so don’t worry about making your stitches neat. You don’t even need a glue gun! For this new cat costume for teens, I made an even prettier style of cat ears.
If this disturbing Halloween costume doesn’t scare you, dress up as one of them with this amazing tutorial. This is one of the perfect DIY Halloween costumes for teens and tweens. You didn’t get to experience the 1950s, but it’s a fabulous decade for Halloween costume ideas! How Early Should You Order Your Costume? While I used my sewing machine when I created this cat costume for my thirteen-year-old niece, Julia, you can sew it by hand if you don’t have a sewing machine. Over the years, I have made more animal ears than I can count. Your leg warmer will need to slip over your ankle. You just need a ton of them! Basically, you just need to draw a triangle that extends down about an inch at the bottom. All you need is some soft black plush fabric or faux fur, a bit of bendable wire, needle and thread, and a headband.