Today I get to share a fun DIY attempt. Damaris and Dani posted the cutest Pikmin Cat Costume over on their blog The cat, you and us. I first found out about Pikmin in a rather weird way, I bought a box of little character toys when I lived in Japan, it wasn't (shamefully) until early this year whilst playing the wii I released my little toys were from a Nintendo game called Pikmin. Just like the characters, the game is also super cute :)
I must admit I made a few errors in my diy (even though it's super easy to follow) my first big blunder was going with some flimsy felt. I ended up making two layers of felt in each step to compensate. The next mistake I made was not measuring gremlin's tummy - oops (tuns out he is fatter than I thought) so I had to sew on a little expander piece :p Other than that it was really easy and took me less than 30 minutes.
After I made it I was worried that getting a photo or even getting Gremlin to wear it might be super tricky. I'd only ever dressed him in a waistcoat for my party so I was biting my nails! Turns out he was totally chillaxed and at the end even went to sleep with it on :) I did make the mistake of putting it on him when he was in feisty play mode and he did take a few chews of the leaf - the design though is super cat friendly so you don't need to worry about any danger! Learn from me though, if you make this for your cat put it on them just before nap time when they're more docile!
Gremlin checking it out! Actually please don't check out my stitching too much, I'm no seamstress :p
I ended up sewing the stem onto the band because my whole diy was a tad flimsy due to my poor felt choices!
A sneak peak at where I take my photos in my room :)
Thanks Damaris and Dani for a super cute DIY. If you have a cat yourself you should definitely turn them into a Pikmin. The materials are super cheap and it doesn't take long - perhaps the only tricky bit is getting a photo :p