How to Dress As a Cat for Halloween

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How to Dress As a Cat for Halloween
To look like a black cat, cover yourself in black, dyeing your hair if desired. (Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

Dressing as a cat for Halloween is a popular choice. Cats come in many colours and patterns, so the look is entirely up to you; but the easiest and most Halloweeney cat is the black cat. To achieve the look, the costume should be tight and sleek, and the entire body save the face should be covered. Of course, a cat nose, whiskers and cat ears are necessary; and if you're going all out, cat-eye contacts are a possibility.

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Things you need

  • Black long-sleeved leotard
  • Black tail
  • Safety pins
  • Black leggings
  • Black socks
  • Black dance shoes or sneakers
  • Face paint
  • Black gloves
  • Black cat ears
  • Black socks

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  1. 1

    Put on a black long-sleeved leotard.

  2. 2

    Tuck the top edge of a black tail underneath the tail and pin the tail to black leggings 4-inches down from the waistline using safety pins.

  3. 3

    Put on the black leggings.

  4. 4

    Put on black socks and tuck them under the leggings.

  5. 5

    Put on black shoes.

  6. 6

    Paint your face black with face paint, being careful to not get paint in your eyes. Do not paint your nose yet.

  7. 7

    Paint your nose pink.

  8. 8

    Draw four white whiskers on either side of your nose extending to your cheekbone.

  9. 9

    Put your hair into a tight bun if it's long.

  10. 10

    Put on cat ears and black gloves, tucking them under the leotard.

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