This is my cat Nimrod dressed up as a Sock Monkey.
I will say she is quite the good sport when it comes to getting dressed up. (Though a bit annoyed at the idea of her tail inside the costume tail).
I made this sock monkey costume for my cat all by hand (no sewing machine) I only hand-sew my costumes.
This costume basically consists of 4 separate pieces:
I only bought remnants from JoAnn fabrics, the body was made from a soft tweed like material, basic white and red, non-fraying fabric, 1 sheet of black felt, 1 red ribbon, 5 button snaps (4-head and 1-tail), elastic, glue gun, fiber fill and a sewing needle and thread.
Sizing your pet up can be quite fun, but then pinning the fabric is another story.
As for the leg coverings, I made all 4 then sewed elastic to each criss-crossing them front to back like a big "X", like on suspenders.
On the head I made room in the inside for her ears to be comfortable and filled the rest with fiber fill. I sewed on 4 snaps around the head so it would stay on.
Believe it or not, she could walk around in this costume.
I put a trim on the photo to make it more festive for Halloween!
I hope you enjoy our little Sock Monkey cat costume.