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Sock Monkey Cat Costume

by Lori Alexander
(Island Lake, IL)

Nimrod the cat dressed like a Sock Monkey

Nimrod the cat dressed like a Sock Monkey

Dress Your Pet As A Sock Monkey

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:
  • the body
  • the head
  • the tail
  • the legs
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.

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Dec 07, 2014
wow
by: Anonymous

What a cute idea, and the cat looks adorable. all I can say is.. Winner

Dec 05, 2014
A++ Pet Costume
by: Danny

AWESOME ! What more can you say. WINNER !

Dec 03, 2014
Unbelievable
by: Anonymous

totally AWESOME COSTUME for your pet

Dec 03, 2014
Adorable
by: Cat Lover

I just love this costume ! Such great details, and hand sewn.
WOW ! Not to mention the cat actually wears it.

Dec 02, 2014
OH SO CUTE !!!!!
by: Anonymous

I really love this costume, I can not believe a cat would allow this but it looks really cute in it.

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