We are celebrating Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’s birthday this week. Today was dress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss character at school. While we already had a Lorax costume on had, Elliot opted to wear a Cat in the Hat costume instead.
Luckily for me, we already had the official hat from his Lord in the Hat costume. We also a big red Christmas bow from the same costume which was perfect. The only thing I needed to make was the shirt with a white cat belly. Duct tape made it a super easy DIY costume.
DIY Cat In The Hat Costume
- “Cat in the Hat” Hat
- Extra Large Red Christmas Bow
- Black T-shirt
- White Duct Tape
- Black Pants
Cat In The Hat Costume Shirt
Using duct tape it’s easy to make a Cat in the Hat shirt. Start with a plain black t-shirt and place a piece of parchment paper on top. Draw a template for the cat’s belly on the parchment paper. Flip the paper over and cover it the design with strips of white duct tape.
Flip it back over and cut along your template. Then peel off the parchment paper and add your white belly to the black t-shirt. Done!