Cat Face Mask & Costume for Halloween
Since we are incorporating face masks into Halloween costumes this year to keep safe during the Coronavirus pandemic, we thought you might like a series on easy-to-make face masks. (FYI, the CDC has recommended that children make face masks a part of their Halloween costumes.) The second in our series is a simple cat face mask! Last time, we made a face mask for our kid’s skeleton costume for Halloween.
Supplies needed to make a Cat Face Make and Costume:
- one black pre-washed black cloth face mask
- black felt
- pink felt
- three chenille stems
- a glue gun (or you could hand-sew)
- sharp scissors
- cat ears (we have a handy tutorial on how to make car ears, here)
How to make a Cat Face Mask and Costume:
Step One: First, you’ll need to cut out shapes from your felt. Cut a triangle nose from the pink felt and a “double-u” or “sideways B” shape that’s flat on the top from the black felt. This black piece is what you will string your chenille stem whiskers through. See the image below if that sounds confusing:
Step 2: Take the black felt “cheeks” piece of felt and snip three tiny holes on each side (see image above). Stagger them to make them more realistic.
Step 3: Then glue your pink triangle onto the center of your sideways B shape (see image above) .
Step 4: Then snip three whisker holes on each side and thread your chenille stems all the way through one side and out the other.
Step 5: Then glue the whole thing to your mask, making sure to center the pink nose over where your human nose will go.
Step 6: Then pop on your cat ears, wear a black shirt and pants and you are purrrrfectly ready to be a COVID-safety-conscious Cat for Halloween!
Remember to stay extra safe and follow the CDC’s safety guidelines on how to try to keep safe while trick-or-treating and during other Halloween activities during COVID.
Photography by Maria Changsek.