Semi-homemade Black Cat Costume

by Tonya Staab
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This black cat costume is semi-homemade and perfect for girls of all ages. If you need a DIY last-minute Halloween costume this is it.

This little girl requested a cat costume for Halloween. She takes dance lessons so luckily we already had a leotard, tights, black shoes, and a tulle tutu. The rest of the costume was put together in about an hour.

Black cat costume

a semi-homemade last-minute black cat costume for girls
A semi-homemade black cat costume for little girls.

Note: This craft project was initially created for the website Kidzui, however, that website is no longer online.


  • Black headband
  • Pink and black felt
  • Black face paint
  • Thin black feather boa
  • Black elastic
  • Needle and thread

You will also need

  • Black tights
  • Black leotard or top
  • Tulle black skirt
  • Black shoes


Most of this costume is items you can buy easily from a party store or big box store. You probably even have items you can use in your wardrobe.

You can find the instructions for making the cat ear headband by using my teddy bear ear headband tutorial.

To make the tail for your cat costume, sew a thin black feather boa to a piece of elastic that fits comfortably around your waist.

Paint your face with a black nose and whiskers.

More black cat Halloween ideas

This is the perfect costume to celebrate Black Cat Day and if you want to make a black cat mask instead of painting your face, we can show you how to do that too. Save

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Katherine marie October 7, 2011 - 9:36 am

What a precious kitty! I am doing a combo of handmade and store! I kinda go a little crazy at Halloween!! Such a wonder season of dress up fun!! 🙂

Tonya Staab October 11, 2011 - 5:30 pm

I love Halloween too and cannot wait to see what fabulous things you have in store.

kids T shirts October 27, 2011 - 5:55 pm

Way to go! Halloween costumes are so cute, making this traditional event exciting each year.


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