The 15 Minute DIY Cat Costume!


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What do you do when your  daughter tells you she has a costume party in an hour but doesn't have a costume? It happened to me about an hour and half ago....and of course she still had to do stuff like shower, text a million people, round up her chauffeur (aka Dad), travel there and etc .  I was left with about 15 minutes to work with.  Last minute DIY costume, here we come! I decided to try to turn her into my favorite animal (a cat) with the time and supplies I had.

Steps:

1. I told her to slap on black t-shirt and leggings.

2. I cut out two squares from black felt that I (thankfully!) had leftover from another project.  I hot-glued a square diagonally underneath one side of the headband and then glued it closed to make one ear.  I repeated the process on the other side for the second ear.  I will demonstrate below using a different headband and piece of paper because honestly I just did not have time to take pics of the actual headband. I made it less than 5 minutes.
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3. I whipped out my makeup bag and went crazy with black liquid eyeliner! Seriously.  I went nuts.


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Eyes: I added brown eyeshadow to the lids and then outlined the the top and bottom lids with thick lines of the liquid eyeliner, extending each corner of the eye.  I finished with one coat of mascara primer and then two coats of black mascara for the lashes.

Nose:  Added the liquid eyeliner to the bottom of the nose as seen in the pic.  I added a heavy coat of white highlighting powder underneath the nose and finished off with a few dots of the liquid eyeliner.

Lips and Whiskers: I used pink lipstick on the lips and then just fanned out several streaks of the liquid eyeliner towards her cheeks and time was up.


Out the door she went! It was all I could do to get a picture snapped!!! Not exactly my best work but in pinch, you what can you do? Has your child ever done this to you? What did you do? Ahhhhh...."the Mom life."

Until next time folks, Happy Halloweening!

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20 comments :

  1. I am really impressed with the way you made the cat ears! I wouldn't have thought of that! Looks great

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  2. Cute costume. It is quick and easy

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  3. This is fantastic! My daughter would love this. We're total cat people.

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  4. This is a creative way and a quick one at that to transform into a cat. A great idea for Halloween

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  5. Good job thinking on your feet! The costume looked great!

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  6. I don't like dressing up, but this is a fun and easy idea!

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  7. I love a good quick Halloween costume! One of my go to's... Cowgirl. SO so easy! :)

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  8. Oops. We always did things like this to my mom growing up. Way to go for being resourceful! She looks great!

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  9. Super cute I love the ears! I love costumes that are that easy to throw together too

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  10. what a great idea! It's amazing how mom's can work magic

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  11. Too cute and affordable!! Love it!!!

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  12. I love easy and quick ideas. It looks pretty good too

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  13. What a fun, clever and creative costume. It's great you were able to help her so quickly on the fly and wonderful, too, to model that you can go with the flow, use your creativity to make the best of a situation and go ahead and have fun. Great life skills in the process. Way to go, Mom.

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  14. This is awesome! Inexpensive, uncomplicated and very cute!

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  15. This is a really cute costume idea! I actually have not picked a costume yet! Lol So I think a cat costume like this will be perfect.

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  16. Mom to the rescue! That's such a good idea!

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

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  17. I may use this idea today to get a 3 dollar burrito at Chipotle!

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  18. Seriously one of the best costume posts yet because it is all about having the time! THank you for sharing.

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  19. Very cute and quick! I think I'll do something similar tonight since I procrastinated!

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