About a month ago I was showing my nephew all of the nifty things that had been going on online lately. One of those things was the breaded cat. You know, where they put a piece of bread on a cat’s face?
If you haven’t heard about it, Google it! They’re everywhere. Heck there is even a website with a tutorial and a gallery called Breaded Cat! And if you’re wondering, no, I haven’t breaded any of my cats.
But little man thought these pictures were beyond awesome. So my sister and I decided to make him a bread head cat costume! We first tried to get foam from the hardware store, but it was only sold in 8×12 foot sheets or something crazy for around $40. Sorry, not happening.
So instead we got a piece of foam for around $5 with a 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby.
Using a pencil or pen, first draw the shape of a piece of bread. Next cut that shape out (I used an old kitchen knife) and then a shape for the face to stick out. You’ll need to work on the face shape so have the person wearing the costume nearby to try the bread on often.
Next I painted the bread with cream, brown and tan craft acrylic paints. With some drawn on whiskers and nose and some cat ears, little man was very excited. And though you can’t see it, we had to go into town just to buy a green pet collar for this costume.
To be honest, I’m not sure on why he didn’t want to wear a shirt, but whatever. It still works :)
And then just the other day I was brushing my teeth or something equally boring when I ran out to my sister and said “Toastface Killah” to which she responded “YES!”
It was pretty exciting because we found another way to use a styrofoam piece of bread that would otherwise have absolutely no use! This little play on words was dorky and awesome and totally us. So we headed out to The Dollar Tree to create some bling for this thing.
We found some “bling” necklaces and rings in the party favor section that we snapped up and grabbed some birds from the Christmas ornament section.
Hot glued onto one of mom’s old bangle bracelets and then spray painted gold, we had the thing we most thought of with the original Ghostface Killah…
His crazy bird cuff thingamajiggie!
One of Mom’s old necklaces was spraypainted gold, too and we were after it!
Jen grabbed an old beanie and a black tee shirt and showed the kid some pics online and he worked his magic!
Does it make us totally dorky that we made a breaded cat and even more dorky that we made a Toastface Killah costume? Yeah, but we’re cool with that!
All in all this costume cost about $8 to make (for either the cat or the rapper) and took about 30-45 minutes to put together!Written by Allison Murray - Visit Website