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Cheshire Cat in a Tree Costume

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Cheshire Cat in a Tree Costume

Cheshire Cat in a Tree Costume

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Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Cartoon Costumes

This homemade costume for women entered our 2015 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Kelly, the 'Cheshire Cat in a Tree' costume creator:

I created this out of a rain poncho that I covered with felt leaves. I used theatrical makeup to get the vibrant colours to match the fabric. My arms were make into branches for the tree. I made gloves so I could easily take them off if I needed to use my hands. The cat body is attached right to the poncho as well.

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#1 comment by Stephanie September 6, 2018

Can you provide a tutorial for this? It is amazing!!

#2 comment by Kelly September 7, 2018

I can try to explain what I did, as I figured it out as I made it!
I made the trunk out of fabric with a wood pattern and basically sewed a skirt with elastic waist. The tree top was a rain poncho that I sewed felt leaves onto. I used three colours of felt and drew the vein on each one with sharpie. I created a cardboard template to trace so all the leaves were the same. The branches/arms were make like gloves. For one, I traced by arm and extended the branch fingers. I used wire wrapped with cotton batting in the fingers, leaving enough room for may actual hands. That way I could bend them slightly. I made the second arm with only three "branches" to make it look less finger like and I put multiple fingers in each spot. I decided to do it this way so that one hand was still functional. I made paper roses and painted some of them and glued them to the tree top. I didn't follow a pattern for the cat body, i just winged it and hoped for the best. I sewed it directly to the tree top. The cat head was attached to the cat body, but was looser so I could put the tree top on like a shirt and then put the head on like a hood. I then tucked it around my neck. I think I put some velcro to help it stay in place. Make sure you use makeup that is dry to the touch so it doesn't smear when you put the costume on. I used theatrical makeup that you activate with water. If I remember correctly, I think it was Wolfe brand. Hopefully this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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