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photo of girl outside wearing homemade Halloween cat costume with face mask of craft nose and whiskers

Cat Face Mask & Costume for Halloween

By Brenda Ponnay

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.

overhead photo of black cloth face mask, cat ear headband, and supplies to make cat costume

Supplies needed to make a Cat Face Make and Costume:

two overhead photos showing how to add nose and whiskers to cat costume face mask

 

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:

diagram showing how to cut felt to make cat face mask for Halloween

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!

photo of young girl wearing homemade cat face mask and ears on headband for Halloween costume during COVID

Happy 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.

photo of brother and sister wearing costume face masks of cat and skeleton for Halloween during Coronavirus pandemic

Find the Skeleton Face Mask & Costume tutorial here.

 

Photography by Maria Changsek.

About the Author

Brenda Ponnay

Brenda Ponnay is an author and illustrator who loves to craft and make big messes when she’s not working on her books. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of card...

Brenda Ponnay is an author and illustrator who loves to craft and make big messes when she’s not working on her books. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of cardboard boxes or just doing the laundry with flair, Brenda Ponnay has learned that what really makes her happy is being creative every single day.

You can read about all her crazy adventures on her personal blog: Secret Agent Josephine.

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