Skip to main content

How to Make a Black Cat Costume

Make a splash at your next masquerade party with this purr-fect black cat costume.


  • Step 1: Draw and cut out two triangles Draw two triangles on a piece of cardboard and cut them out. These will be your cat ears.
  • TIP: Find free cardboard boxes at local convenience or grocery stores.
  • Step 2: Cut and paste the felt Cut out two pieces of felt of the same size and shape as the cardboard triangles and glue the felt onto the cardboard.
  • Step 3: Glue ears to a headband Glue your two felt and cardboard ears to a black headband.
  • TIP: Allow the glue to dry completely before putting the headband on your head.
  • Step 4: Stuff your stocking Stuff the unused black felt into your long black stocking to create the tail. Pin the tail to the back of your leggings.
  • Step 5: Put on your costume Put on your black leggings with the tail, turtle neck, headband, and black shoes.
  • TIP: Find inexpensive turtle necks and black shoes at consignment shops.
  • Step 6: Draw your whiskers and nose Draw whiskers around your mouth with black eyeliner. Draw and color a small triangle on your nose.
  • Step 7: Put on your paws Pull a black sock over each hand to create your paws. Now you’re ready to pounce!
  • FACT: The number of feral cats in the U.S. is estimated to be in the tens of millions.

You Will Need

  • A six-inch by six-inch square of cardboard
  • 2/3-yard of black felt
  • Glue
  • A black headband
  • A long black stocking
  • A large safety pin
  • A black turtleneck
  • Black leggings
  • Black shoes
  • Black eyeliner pencil
  • Two black socks

Popular Categories