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Cheshire Cat (Cat/furry animal 7 piece costume)

Added Oct 21, 2012

by VivianGrace







Costume pieces for a cat, or other fur clad animal.
Instructions on how to make a:
fitted furry hat with ears,
wrist cuffs,
belt with a tail,
and leg warmers.

I made mine with ribbons to tie them on rather than elasticizing the cuffs and leg warmers. You can button them on, tie w/ribbons, or do what ever else you’d like to personalize these pieces.
I preferred the ribbon because it took less time, and I made all this in about 3 1/2 days for a friend to go to be a face-painter at an elementary school Halloween carnival. Allot yourself at least 4 to 5 days to accomplish this project.

  • I didn’t get as many pictures as may be needed for you to understand the whole process/instructions because I was short on time, so feel free to ask any questions! I will of course provide written directions as detailed as possible.
    PHOTO 2 is your reference sheet. PHOTO 3 is of the tail; shows you the difference of direction of fur, one way hangs smoothly, and the other fluffy.

Material Notes

•Furry fabric (I ordered 1yd and used about 3/4 of it)
•Lining- needs to be stretchy as many furry fabrics aren’t, and you want your hat to stay on.
•2 rolls of 1/4" Ribbon
•Lighter to singe ends of ribbon
•Newspaper for pattern drafting
**and your scissors of course.




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    Oct 6, 2013, 09.45 PMby sarah stachowicz

    Where did u get the material from?

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      Feb 3, 2014, 10.31 AMby VivianGrace

      I ordered the material off of ebay, there are many color combos that are super awesome! I’m trying to remember what the fur type was called I’ll get back to you on that..

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      Feb 3, 2014, 10.37 AMby VivianGrace

      its called long pile faux fur fabric, http://www.fabricempire.com has a wide variety.

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    Oct 23, 2012, 09.56 AMby Mary Athey

    Super cute outfit!! Very well done.x

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