When you are trying to decide on a couple costume, consider going as Tom and Jerry. This costume idea would work for children, a couple or friends. Buying costumes can get expensive, so save some money by making them yourself. Make a grey cat costume and a brown mouse costume to create this recognisable cartoon couple.
Choose a grey sweat suit paired with white gloves and white shoes provide the base for your Tom cat costume.
Cut an oval shape out of a piece of white fabric that is large enough to fit onto the chest and stomach of your sweat suit shirt. Attach the fabric to the shirt using fabric glue.
Cut two triangular cat ear shapes out of grey felt. Cut two smaller triangular cat ear shapes out of pink felt to be the inner parts of Tom's ears.
Use your hot glue gun to glue the inner ear shapes to the grey ear shapes. Glue the ears to a grey headband to create your cat ears.
Cut a piece of grey fabric to serve as your cat tail. The fabric should be twice as wide as you want the finished tail to be. Fold the fabric over and use your sewing machine to sew the two sides and the end together. Stuff the tail with pillow stuffing and sew or pin it to the seat of your sweat suit.
Paint your nose and the area around your mouth with white face paint so that it looks like Tom's face. Paint the rest of your face with grey face paint.
Wear a brown sweat suit with brown gloves and brown shoes as the base of your costume.
Cut an oval out of tan fabric that is the correct size to be attached to the chest and stomach of the top of your sweat suit.
Use fabric glue to attach the white fabric oval to the shirt of your sweat suit.
Cut large oval mouse ear shapes out of tan felt and slightly smaller oval shapes out of pink felt to create Jerry's ears. Hot glue the pink felt to the tan felt. Finish creating the mouse ears by gluing the ears to a brown head band.
Cut a piece of brown fabric that is the proper length for a mouse's tail and is twice as wide as you want the finished tail to be. Sew the two sides of the tail together, along with the end, using your sewing machine. Fill the tail with pillow stuffing and pin it or sew it to the back of your sweat pants.
Paint your nose and the area around your mouth white so that it looks like Jerry's face. Paint the rest of your face brown.
Things you need
- Gray sweat suit
- White fabric
- Fabric glue
- White gloves
- White shoes
- Gray head band
- Gray felt
- Pink felt
- Hot glue
- Gray fabric
- Sewing machine
- Pillow stuffing
- Gray face paint
- White face paint
- Brown sweat suit
- Brown gloves
- Brown shoes
- Tan fabric
- Brown felt
- Brown fabric
- Brown face paint