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The Cat in the Hat Costume

The Cat in the Hat is an iconic character from the famous book written by Dr. Seuss. The classic book was published in 1957 and it has since been used as a bedtime story for children. Today both children and adults dress up as The Cat in the Hat by wearing the iconic hat, gloves and whiskers. Put all of these together and you get an accurate representation with a Cat in the Hat Costume.

The Hat of the Cat

When looking for Cat in the Hat Costumes, the first thing you want to look out for is the famous hat. It is a modified version of the stiff top hat. It is longer and floppier, which seems to be done for comic relief as is seen in the drawings of the book. It is designed with red and white stripes and a white brim. Dr. Seuss hats come in similar design, but are made using different materials like felt, cotton and polyester.

The Gloves of the Cat

The gloves are easily the next recognizable part of the costume accessories of the Cat in the Hat. When choosing the gloves, make sure they are bigger than the average hand of the adult or child wearing it to ensure that the costume is as loyal to the original character and Dr. Seuss costume theme.

The Bowtie of the Cat

The Cat in the Hat never goes anywhere without his Cat in the Hat costume bowtie. It is bigger than his head, which means that a costume will require a larger than average red bow. The bow can be made out of felt, velvet or any other material that will retain the shape of a classic bow tie.

The Rest of the Costume

When choosing a Cat in the Hat costume, you can opt to wear black leotards. However, the cat in the hat’s shape is thin on the upper torso and wider in the lower limbs. The body of The Cat is actually not proportional, which means the arms are longer and the legs are shorter. The front part of the body is white, much like a penguin costume. The feet can either be classic Dr. Seuss furry pointy feet or shoes, depending on the availability of the whole costume.

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