20 Super DIY-able Costumes For Cats

Anna Sutheim

You can make them yourself! And for the .05 seconds your cat will deign to wear them, it will be awesome.

1. Pikachu Cat

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Or just about any other Pokémon you like, really! This demo of how to make a hoodie for your cat is endlessly adaptable.

2. Minion Cat

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Even though you and your cat both know that there’s only one minion in this relationship, and it’s definitely you. Tutorial video here.

3. Pumpkin Cat

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If you’re handy with a crochet needle, it’s hard to get more classic than this adorable pumpkin bonnet. Get the pattern here.

4. Raggedy Ann Cat

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This wig is available for sale from Etsy, or get inspired by the creator’s brilliance to attempt your own cat wig. Rapunzel, maybe?

5. Hipster Cat

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This hat used to belong to an organic baby. And your cat’s been wearing these glasses for, like, years.

6. Cheezburger Cat

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For sheer coziness, this one is hard to beat. No tutorial, but a clever crafter can probably DIY this pretty easily.

7. Nick Fury

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Or rather, Nick Furry. Or Purry? Your choice. Either way, it’s a Marvelous costume. (Heh.)

8. Catbus

From My Neighbor Totoro! Brilliantly replicated in felt by this DIYer, who took enough process photos for it to basically be a tutorial.

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9. Unicorn Cat

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Paper + sparkly string = your own live-in magical beast.

10. Mario Cat

Yes, the kitten’s natural facial hair is helping give this costume realism, but the hat is totally DIYable.

11. Princess Cat

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Can you ever go wrong with some tulle and a tiara?

12. Chef Cat

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This cat is ready to whip up the most gourmet batch of Halloween treats ever. Tutorial available here.

13. Batcat

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Get all your Halloween bases covered when you put batwings on your cat. Tutorial available here.

14. Sophisticat

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Enough with your casual Halloween cats. Snip the collar off a kid’s button-down shirt, and all your cat needs is a LinkedIn profile.

15. Hero cat

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A superhero "costume" that's super easy. Pick your favorite superhero, put their logo on a bandana, and tie around cat. Endlessly variable.

16. Nyan Cat

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Yes, it’s no longer 2011. Yes, this is still cute.

17. Battle Cat

Free 3D printable armor for your cat! Do you even need Halloween as an excuse?? Get the files here.

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18. Mercat

Free knitting pattern to make your cat a cozy fish tail!


19. Peacat

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As if your proud kitty wasn't "cocky" enough. Tutorial here.

20. Catfish

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Purrfect for cats who act a little koi (hardy har!).  Check out the instructions.