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10 DIY Cat Costumes (with Pictures)

Facts are facts, and we all know the fact is there’s not much that’s cuter than cats! Except for, that is, cats in costumes! No doubt, it’s an overload of adorableness, but what cat lover can resist dressing up their pretty kitty in a custom costume? But these 10 costumes do even better; they’re all DIY costumes, so you can make them yourself in the comfort of your home for a very small investment. Of course, no one but you will even realize that the costume is DIY, so all your friends might ask where you got it!

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10 DIY Cat Costumes

1. Baked Potato

What pairs better than cats and cuisine? OK, it’s not cuisine, it’s a costume, but still, the point remains the same. This kitty costume keeps your cat dressed up like a baked potato, complete with chives, sour cream, butter, and all! It’s pretty bulky, and your cat might not love it as much as you do, but the pictures you get will be priceless!

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2. Princess Kitty Costume

If you have some basic knitting or crocheting skills, you can make your cat any kind of costume. Why not take this princess kitty costume for inspiration? Your cat already looks royal and regal, so this crown and collar fit its poise perfectly.

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3. War Kitty!

OK, your cat is probably not about to go to war with anyone or anything but its favorite mouse toy. That doesn’t mean you can’t dress it up like a war kitty though! You can easily build a tank like this one out of cardboard, tape, and a little bit of paint. Get creative with it and see what else you can come up with! The only downside is that your cat probably won’t be able to move around much in this tank. You can easily remedy that by cutting out the bottom so your cat can drive the tank Flintstones style!

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4. Cotton Candy

To be fair, this cat doesn’t look exactly thrilled to be dressed up as a cone of cotton candy. Your cat might not be either, but we’re sure that you will be! It’s an adorable look, even if your cat’s face says otherwise. Plus, this costume is incredibly easy and cheap to build, and you can put it together in an hour or less.

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5. Punk Couture Cat

Punk might be dead, or close to it, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a great style to mimic with your kitty costumes. Let’s face it, this cat looks positively cool. All you need is a kids’ leather jacket, some patches, spikes, and chains. And don’t forget the purple mohawk! That really sets off the look. Of course, you can pick any color you want, it doesn’t have to be purple, it just has to be wild.

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6. Heavy Metal Kitty

With all that hair, this cat could easily be mistaken for a member of ZZ Top, but the guitar and outfit scream HEAVY METAL! Turn your cat into a rocker with some boots, spikes, and a metal band shirt. Good luck finding the miniature guitar and getting your cat to pretend to play it for the picture!

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7. Karen the Cat

This cat might go complain to management. Luckily, you are management, so the complaints will fall on deaf ears. Your cat is probably complaining about you all the time anyway, but once you put this wig on it, then it will really have a reason to complain! And you’ll have the perfect excuse for a photo opportunity, capturing your cat in all of its Karen-ness.

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8. The Hipster

This cat apparently understands high fashion. Or, at least, it looks like it does. This is another cat that might complain to management, but only after spending the day shopping for new clothes. We might forgo the actual name brand pieces though, just for the sake of keeping DIY costs down.

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9. I Know the DJ

Remember when Paris Hilton made that little stint as a DJ? You’d be forgiven if you don’t, but this cat definitely remembers, and so does the person who dressed it up. Thankfully, it doesn’t take much to make your cat look like a hip DJ! Just throw a kids’ jacket on your cat with a pair of glasses and some headphones; look complete!

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10. The Royal Feline

We already put in a crocheted version of a royal outfit, but this one is a bit easier to put together and looks every bit as regal, maybe even more so. And if your cat can master that puss-in-boots kitty face, your Instagram pics will get infinite likes. Maybe that’s an exaggeration, but only slightly! Everyone loves a cute kitty in costume.

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As you can see, there are plenty of cat costume ideas for you to run with. But you don’t have to make any of these the way they are now. Take these as a starting point and turn them into something uniquely your own! And remember, you don’t have to run to the store and get anything special to put together a DIY cat costume. Just look around your house and get creative! We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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