Calling all Seuss lovers! If you adore the rhyme doc as much as we do, then you’ll be thrilled to see how amazing these Halloween costumes turned out! Inspired by the classic book The Cat in the Hat, this mom and babe costume are one for the family books! Scroll on for all the DIY deets to make your very own version of the Cat and the Goldfish getups.

Cat in the Hat and Goldfish Halloween Costumes

This costume was completely DIY for the little goldfish, and the Cat in the Hat was super easy because we purchased the accessory package that made the look come together.

Materials and Tools:

  • black onesie
  • Cat in the Hat accessory pack
  • white felt
  • black Sharpie
  • orange sweats and sweatshirt
  • ¼ yard each of yellow and orange shiny jersey fabric
  • orange beanie
  • ½ yard orange furry fabric
  • white and black foam paper
  • hot glue and glue sticks
  • paper to stuff fins with
  • matching shoes FTW
DIY Cat in the Hat Halloween Costume

Cut out the shape of the cat’s tummy using white felt and then hot glue it onto the black onesie. Add a few black lines onto the white felt for the cool texture from the book.

To make the scales, cut out a ton of circles that are all the same size, using a template (we used a small cup to trace circles). Then hot glue them onto the sweatshirt, alternating the colors and leaving the bottoms of the circles unglued so they have a little movement.

DIY Cat in the Hat Halloween Costume Gif

For the fins, fold the furry fabric over onto itself and then cut out the shape for both sides, the booty, and for the head. Hot glue them together, leaving a space to stuff in paper, and then glue them onto the sweatshirt, hat, and pants. To make the eyes, cut out big white circles and little black circles to glue onto the sides of the beanie.

DIY Cat in the Hat and Baby Goldfish Halloween Costumes

Upload and tag us on Instagram using the hashtag #iamcreative! We would LOVE to see your mom and mini looks! Cuteness overload!

DIY Production and Styling: Misty Spinney

Models: Misty Spinney + Elijah

Photography: Kurt Andre

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