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Catbus Pet Costume Tutorial

You asked for it so here it is! An easy No Sewing required lightweight pet costume. This build should take 1-2 hours at most.

For Supplies you will need Sheets of Felt in colors that match your pet (Our build ended up using 7 total but we bought 5 of each color), Scissors, Glue (We used Hot Glue for our build but almost any will work as long as you are willing to wait on it drying), and 2 cardboard Soda boxes from the recycling, and a Pen.

Cut the bottom off one of the soda boxes and then gently unfold it. Trim it to fit your pets size as needed if a long 12 pack box. Then trim the inner corner area’s like so ^. So that when you assemble it later your Catbus will have a rounded top. Also plan to have the brown side facing out so that the soda decorations on the box don’t show up behind the felt.

Draw the windows in just under the crease of the box and then cut them out. For uniformity you can trace the cut outs on the other side. But remember that Catbus is fluid in the size, shape, and total number of windows. (Usually it’s 6-7 but can be more or less)

Of you have a razor blade it can speed up the process but scissors are all you really need.

Break down your other soda box and create “legs” by patterning and cutting out a similar shape as shown. We did them between 4-5 inches because of our pets size. Don’t go too short. You can always trim later if you feel you made them too long.

Take a couple pieces of felt and layer the legs on them with plenty of room in between them. I would suggest no more than 6 legs per piece as the more felt you have on the edges the easier it is to roll them for a smooth look.

Cut out each leg with plenty of felt on the edges. Then trim that with triangles similar to this. That will allow for easy fold/gluing.

Fold and glue each leg and set aside to dry.

Remember that the Catbus is usually at least 2 tones and pick which colors you want where. There is no wrong way to make your Catbus. Take your cardboard base and trace out the top to the fold, and mark smaller squares inside the windows.

(this is so you can fold the fabric and glue after attaching the felt)

Glue the piece on with the top matching up near the fold and the holes matching the center of the windows.If the top goes a little high you can always trim later. Then cut from the center holes of the felt in the windows out to the edge of the windows in order to fold and glue.

Fold and glue inwards.

Once you’ve finished each window, cut a strip of your other color of felt and glue below the passenger area.

Trim 2 other pieces of felt  and glue them in between the passenger windows (and meet at the halfway point of the cabin) so that they dangle downwards on the front and back. It’s at this point that you take the flaps and re-glue or tape them back together to reform the box shape.

Often times you will have overlays of felt. Once everything is dry. Trim these so that the edges meet up.

Take 3 pieces of felt that match the cabin area and trim them to the width of the build then glue them on below the bar on both sides. Its at this time you should cut the Windows in the front and back of the bus and glue the back side down. Leave the front unglued for now

Take your legs and space them out on the felt at whatever length they need to be at to emulate legs on your Cat(Or Dog) turned Catbus. Then glue them down, cut the felt between them, and then glue the cut felt to the edges as you roll it to grip and hold the fake legs solidly. Decorate your legs with the opposite color felt however you wish. We did stripes, the original did pointy ovals.

Now for the attaching part. Cut a big “ U ” the size of your pets neck out of a piece of felt. Hold it up to your pet and make quick note how thin their chest is for trimming it inwards. Towards the end of the felt let it come back to form an upside down “ T “. Glue extensions on the “ T “ so that they will reach back up into the costume. Then glue the 2 parts of the “ U “ in to the edge of the front of the box. Then take that top flap you left unglued before and trim it before gluing it over those 2 straps and Rolling the excess fabric inside and gluing it firmly. (Alternately you can take 2 thin straps and form an “ X “ that will fit across your pets chest between it’s front legs)

If you have Velcro attach one side to each of the “ T “s edges then place the other side on top with a protective surface still on. Slip the U over your pets head and pull the T straps below their legs and slip each T cross inside of the Box and attach the Velcro in a comfortable fit for your pet’s chest.

Congrats! You’ve Made an easy to make Costume of the Catbus for your Pet! Feel free to add more details like the sign above the front windows!  Print out any characters you would like to see riding the bus, cut them out and glue them in the windows! Get Creative.

Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

ymirsvagina said to i-like-to-look-at-your-back:

73 and kittens!

awkwardly-tall-hobbit said to i-like-to-look-at-your-back:

Those palets are all so pretty :3 100 Totoro

ymirsvagina said to i-like-to-look-at-your-back:

#20 School!

japan-hondasan said to i-like-to-look-at-your-back:

Hi? For the challenge, number 71 and “bunnies/rabbits”

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We’re trying to cover as many Fandoms as possible, and we’re sorry if we can’t get to every one. But at 60+ costumes we’re well on our way.

We’ll keep making costumes, and keep bringing you all smiles. So thank you all for helping share the smiles with others!

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anonymous asked:

I'd like an adult/so scenario or headcannon for Aizawa, Fatgum, and Mic as they organize a halloween party for the UA students on campus.

I know I said I need Overhaul requests but fact of the matter is, I need Fatgum.


⚪️ You have to convince him to help out. He has to keep up the facade of not caring, after all.

⚪️ He might pull out his sleeping bag and try to go to sleep in the middle of decorating. Just wake him up, chances are he’ll do what you ask him to while putting up a little fuss. 

⚪️ You can tell that he’s actually kind of into it. Like when you ask him questions, he doesn’t say ‘I don’t care’ or ‘do whatever’. He gives you actual answers and opinions.

⚪️ When you suggest that there should be black cats to resemble witch’s cats, you can see a spark in his eyes. He acts like he doesn’t like the idea, but you know he does. Unfortunately, you’re not allowed to do that, so you just cut out pieces of black paper to look like cats. 

⚪️ And you dress him up of course, and surprisingly, he lets you. You eventually decide that a vampire is best on him, so you give him a cat, fake fangs, and a fancy outfit. Somehow, a part of you thinks that he actually enjoys dressing up. Maybe just because it makes you happy.

⚪️ In fact, he enjoys seeing you so eager to help organize this party. The smile you have on your face the whole time is so cute, and the look of concentration you get sometimes too.

⚪️ When the party is actually going on, he prefers to just stand on the sidelines and watch to make sure everything is going alright. You can tell that he’s proud of his students by the look in his eyes, and that he wants them to be able to have fun if only for one night.


⚪️ Super excited to help organize the party. There is no need for you to try and convince him into anything.

⚪️ Yes, he will pick you up and put you on his shoulders so that you can hang things up in high places. During the majority of the decorating, you’re probably just riding around on his shoulders or arms.

⚪️ Eagerly comes up with new ideas and is excited to tell you about them. He gets really happy when you agree. Also, he makes sure that there’s lots of food.

⚪️ He goes on and on about Tamaki and Kirishima. It doesn’t even necessarily relate to the party, he’s just proud of them and, since you’re there to listen, he’s going to talk all about them. 

⚪️ If you need something from the store, don’t worry, he’s on it. He’ll barge right back in with all the stuff and will probably knock something over on accident. He apologizes though. 

⚪️ Assuming he’s in his ‘fat form’, you’ve dressed him up in a Totoro costume (Or Snorlax, if you’d prefer that). Since this is a party for the kids, he isn’t really doing much other than watching or managing some games or activities. 

⚪️ If he’s in his fit form then you dress him up like a boxer (i.e. Little Mac from Punchout and/or Smash Bros Wii U). He’s more likely to dance with you in this form since he doesn’t have to worry about accidentally sucking you into his fat. 


⚪️ He guarantees that this party is going to be ‘off the chain’ in his own words. .

⚪️ “HEY! (Y/N) baby! Check it out!” No inside voice. He’s going to just shout everything enthusiastically - even his regular talking voice is loud. But he’s excited and in a good mood, so it’s hard for you not to be too.

⚪️ He wants to first take care of all of the music. He gets all of the best songs for a party, especially a Halloween-themed one. 

⚪️ He’ll help you decorate and stuff, especially if you ask, but he’s probably going to be so busy with setting up things as well. He likes parties and any excuse to have some fun. A part of you wonders if he’s more excited for the party for himself than for the kids.

⚪️ You dress him up like an 80s rocker and you’re dressed like an 80s rock groupie. Big hair, ripped clothes, skinny jeans, and everything.

⚪️ He probably ends up taking the stage and performing some songs since he really can’t help himself. If there’s a microphone, he wants to be on it. 

⚪️ While he’s on stage he convinces you to come out with him. If neither of you are singing, then he’s probably doing some things to hype everyone one. Eventually Aizawa tells him to sit down. 


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