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"The Giraffe Cat" Costume

Added Nov 19, 2011

by NeederMoo

Pascagoula, Miss...






Here’s the costume I made to enter in a costume contest for my sister’s cat Scarlett.
I call it the “Giraffe Cat”
I used velboa fur for the giraffe fabric, and lined it with cream fleece. I also used pipe cleaners for the things on it’s head and stuffed animal “safety eyes”.
I used Simplicity 2613, View B for the giraffe head and upsized it, I also used Simplicity 4316, View B for the coat. It was for dogs, but I made it work for Scarlett.
I made my own pattern for the hat because Simplicity didn’t have a pattern for any kind of hat like that for an animal. I included a picture of the pattern I used for the hat, I haven’t quite figured out the pattern section on here yet. I’ve included instructions for the plain hat.
Poor Scarlett didn’t really like posing in this, but she was good enough to let me get a few great pictures.
So here she is! The Giraffe Cat!

Material Notes

1/2 yd. giraffe print fur
1/2 yd. cream fleece
brown thread
two brown pipe-cleaners
safety eyes for stuffed animals
snaps and hook & eyes




Leather/Fur, Other



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    Apr 26, 2012, 09.32 PMby RedDynamica

    that is really amazing! you have so much talent!

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    Dec 24, 2011, 08.50 PMby ArtNinja14

    Very AWESOME!!!!!! That cat is a very good model. o.O

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    Nov 29, 2011, 09.51 PMby jayn

    i havent gotta cat but this is so cool i want one

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    Nov 21, 2011, 08.09 PMby chelseasmith

    Oh man, that is one unhappy kitty.

    I kinda wanna make my cat wear it…

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    Nov 21, 2011, 07.02 PMby Sapsorrow

    Apart from being very impressive skill wise this is absolutely hillarious! That cat is never gonna speak to you again if she sees you put the pics up online though :@

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    Nov 20, 2011, 04.50 PMby LaraGa

    I have to give this a 5, not just because of the awesome costume, but the fact that you got your kitty to wear it!

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    Nov 20, 2011, 11.02 AMby nikkishell

    Oh my! That is the best cat costume ever! Scarlett doesn’t look so pleased though ;)

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    Nov 20, 2011, 02.28 AMby lanternwaste33

    I still can’t believe you made the hat pattern up. Amazing.

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