Dress your cat up for Halloween with an adorable frog costume. With just a few pieces of green felt and some other simple materials, you can create a custom fit frog costume for your pet. Not only is this a comfortable costume, but it is also safe for cats to wear.
Things You'll Need
- Green felt
- Red felt
- Stick-on Velcro
- Large plastic googly eyes
- Fabric glue
- Sewing machine
- Soft tape measure
- Fabric pencil or marker
Measure the circumference of your cat's neck using a tape measure.
Cut a one-and-one-half inch wide strip of green felt that coincides with the circumference of the cat's neck plus a two inch allowance for the Velcro strip. Test the length of the felt strip. You should be able to fit one finger underneath the collar when it is around the cat's neck.
Cut another equally long one-and-one-half inch wide strip of green felt.
Layer the two felt strips on top of one another and sew them together to create a double-layered strip. This will give the felt collar more stability and keep it from stretching.
Cut two small pieces of Velcro (one of the soft side and one of the rough side) and stick them to the ends of the felt collar. Test this on the cat to make sure it isn't too tight before proceeding.
Draw two frog hands with three fingers each onto the green felt, making sure not to make the fingers too thin. Cut these out with scissors.
Sew the frog hand flaps about three inches apart on the front of the collar. The feet should be underneath your cat's chin.
Cut out a small frog tongue from the red felt and use the fabric glue to attach it between the two feet.
Measure your cat's head from the jaw to the crown of the head.
Cut two equally sized triangular pieces of green felt. From end to end the pieces should measure the same as your measurements from the jaw to the crown.
Measure your cat's head from the underside of the chin to the crown of the head.
Cut two equally sized trapezoidal pieces of green felt using your measurements from the underside of the chin to the crown of the head. Keep in mind that you will need about two inches of extra length at the thinner ends for the Velcro.
Cut four two-inch wide half ellipses for the eyes. Sew these pieces together back to front to make two half ellipses.
Sew all of the pieces together, inserting the eyes between the triangular and trapezoidal pieces of felt. Do this by layering the ends of all three pieces on top of each other and sewing the ends together. You may need a thicker needle or you can hand-sew the eyes to the other pieces.
Trace the outline of the sewed together pieces onto green felt and cut it out. This will be the underside of the headpiece.
Sew the new piece to the underside of the top of the headpiece around the edges.
Stick Velcro onto the ends of the trapezoidal pieces, which will attach underneath your cat's chin.
Glue the googly eyes onto the felt eyes and let dry.