"Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of it."
-Geri Weitzman

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Thread/Needle/Fabric: Pet Halloween Costumes

   In the middle of the night I had this idea of how to make a Halloween costume for my cats.  I thought that it would be so funny to make fish costumes so they could be "cat fish".  So this is how I did it.

1.  Felt fabric: 2 pieces of the same color for the body, 3 different colors for the fins, scales and straps.
2.  Buttons
3.  Hot glue gun
4.  Thread and needle

How to make it:

1.  I first drew out my pattern and then made a "test" costume out of paper.  I put it on the cats to test out the measurements and mark areas where I needed to change things.
2.  Then I traced the pattern of each piece (the body, the fins and the scales) then cut them out.  For the scales I used a large button to get the "arch" of the scales so they were uniform.
3.  I glued the top part only of the body pieces to each other so the bottom was open.  Then I glued the back fins separately to each body piece leaving the back open as well.
4. I then started gluing the scales on in an arch pattern on the body pieces.
5. Once I had all of the body done I glued a strap just below the neckline of the costume and then one across the belly only gluing one side of the belly strap.  I sewed a button on the inside of the body where the bottom strap would come across then made my slit in the strap.

  This project was a total success considering I made my own pattern and had nothing to go by except my own ideas.  I took as many pictures as I could to show how I did it.  I hope you guys like it.  Please if you have any questions leave a comment and I will be glad to answer.

My supplies

My patterns traced onto my felt.

Hot gluing the top part of the body.

My scales cut out in rows.

The scales cut into individual pieces.

Sewing the button on the inside for the bottom strap.

See how the bottom is open so you can put it on your pet?

Our one kitty showing off her costume.

This one knows how to model the product.


  1. How cute! I might have to try these for my cats too!

  2. Thanks! It's super easy. I am going to make costumes for the dogs too. I will try to put pictures up.

  3. What are you gonna make for them? Oh my goodness I need to get my dogs some costumes here soon! :)