posted on Feb, 22 2013 @ 08:28 AM
reply to post by smyleegrl
My friend made her son a 'Cat in the Hat' costume for World Book Day one year...she can't sew either, though she is now learning...her son won
first prize for best costume!
The simple answer is just use glue...here is a good link for how to make a top hat out of card
You can paint it red and white...or use strips of card, felt or other fabric.
Then you just need a pair of black leggings, black shirt with a white oval (white felt cut to size and stuck with glue would work well), s and a pair
of white gloves...an alice band with the ears stuck on...again, felt, one large black triangle with a smaller white one stuck on top...and then paint
the face with a black nose and whiskers...easy as
The best rule with making costumes though, is not to rush...take your time drawing out the shapes and figuring out how you are going to stick it
together, and leaving plenty of time for the glue to set will give you the best results...
Oh...don't forget the tail....that you may want to sew on as it is likely to get caught on stuff and pulled about...but the stitching doesn't need
to be elegant, just strong enough to keep it in place...a synthetic fur, or even a long black sock or stocking would work though.