How to make a Kitty Cat costume


– 1/2 yard purple leopard fabric plus scraps

– 1 yard of 1″ elastic

– purple marabou trim

– black plastic headband

– hot glue gun

– Danskin leotard #9238 in purple and tights #387 in black (all leotards and tights from

– black boots.


– To make a leopard miniskirt, sew the short ends of the fabric together.

– Turn top edge down 1″ to form casing for elastic waistband, then stitch, leaving opening to insert elastic.

– Cut elastic to the measurement of your child’s waist plus 1″.

– Feed elastic through casing using a safety pin.

– Pull elastic to fit comfortably, and sew ends together.

– Hem bottom of skirt, and glue marabou around the bottom edge.

– Use scraps of fabric to make kitty ears and a scarf to tie a bow around your child’s neck; glue ears to headband.

– Wear skirt over leotard and complete the outfit with black boots.

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