How to Make a Purr-fect Cat Costume for Halloween

These DIY cat Halloween costumes for girls and boys are paws-itively adorable!

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Meow! Cat costumes are a Halloween classic—and they couldn't be easier. The no-fuss look comes together with just a few black pieces, cat ears, and cat makeup, making it a purr-fect last-minute costume for kids or adults. Just look at these cute cat costumes for girls and boys. Start with store-bought accessories or DIY the whole thing from scratch (see what we did there?). We're paws-itive you'll love the finished product.

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Cat Halloween Costume for Girls

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This girls cat costume works for all ages. Grab a , , and tights—all of which she probably already has in her closet. Cut rounded triangles from and slightly smaller rounded triangles from . the two pieces together with as shown and adhere to a .

To add a tail to your black cat costume, cut apart a wire hanger, bend as desired, and wrap with a , hot-gluing as you go.

The makeup can be as minimal or as detailed as you like. Draw on a few quick black lines with , or check out our cat makeup ideas to get more creative.

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Cat Halloween Costume for Baby Boys

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Have you ever seen a cuddlier kitten? This sweet ensemble starts with a , but older boys could just dress all in black. Cut triangles from and sew or hot-glue to the front. Affix to for cat ears that double as warm wear for what can be a pretty chilly holiday. (Don't DIY? You can also for about the same price.) Keep the makeup simple to avoid meltdowns and mess.

Plus, how to make cute cat pom-pom shoes:

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