Zizza declared one day mid summer that for Halloween she wanted to be a black cat, and I could be her witch.
Time went on and eventually it was time for me to start working on the costume. "How," I asked myself, "can I give the classic black cat costume a little more character? A little twist to make it our own?" That's when I decided to make it blue. (also I had this Navy linen blend on hand)
The next step was to sell Ziz on the navy blue idea. I timed it just right, we were out just the two of us, shopping for nail polish. I reminded her of the navy polish we had at home and how it tends to read as black. Then I went for it. "What would you think of making your cat costume navy instead of black?" I asked her, and she agreed.
How do you think she would have reacted to the idea if I'd just said "listen kid, I think navy blue will be cuter plus, I've already got the navy fabric so that's that." My guess is, probably not so well.
The whiskers were on my mind from the beginning. I knew that if I could find the right whisker substance I could easily glue it to her face with eyelash adhesive. I just had to find that perfect substance. In the end we used bristles snipped from a paint brush.
Worked like a charm
Sadly, I didn't get my act together in time to come up with a Witch costume for myself. I went as a tired mother with no make up and probably a spit-up stain on my shoulder. It was very glam I assure you.