For a good friend’s hen party we had to dress up as a cartoon character from our childhood. Straight away I decided on the Cat in the Hat! I had to be him! But after searching around I couldn’t find anything at all suitable or in my price range and couldn’t find the hat anywhere at all…so I took it upon myself to make it!
First offs…the hat! I bought a cheap red glittery top hat from eBay and wrapped white ribbon around it. I then bought a really cheap children’s hairband with a BIG bow on it, cut it off and attached it to my hubby’s bow tie elastic for the collar. I used some faux fur and cut it out into a fur belly and sewed it onto an old black mini dress that I hadn’t worn for years!
Took an old pair of tights, chopped off a leg, stuffed it with the other leg and attached my tail! Then bought some cheap white gloves and some red and white striped socks. All finished off with face paint. I think the end result turned out great! Had so many people telling me how fab my costume was. It felt really good! I even had people telling me I looked better than the bride-to-be! Not my intention but it felt so good!