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Crazy Cat Lady Costume for Halloween

Learn how to create a crazy cat lady costume for Halloween! Complete your costume with a kitty litter scoop, fun socks, and a shower cap.

Crazy Cat Lady Costume for Halloween

This is one of my most favorite Halloween costumes of all time, my friends. Yes – I did it. I became a crazy cat lady this year! We all know the “crazy cat lady” joke, right?

The single woman . . . tons of pet kitties . . . a comfortable robe with comfy shoes. She needs to take a shower but there’s plenty of litter to scoop before then. You might say she looks like a bit of a “catastrophe!”

Crazy Cat Lady Halloween Costume

I’m going to show you how to make your own DIY crazy cat lady costume! It’s not hard to do. Because looking disheveled yet comfortable is not hard to achieve. Trust me! Let me know show you how to put this funny Halloween costume together.

Crazy Cat Lady Halloween Costume

Make a Cat Lady Costume

Gather These Supplies

  • Robe
  • Cat stuffed animals – 8 or 9
  • Crazy socks
  • Crocs – mine are Neon Magenta (I suggest a bright color!)
  • Hair net or shower cap
  • Kitty litter scoop
  • Hot glue gun
halloween costumes with robes

This crazy cat lady costume is REALLY easy, my friends. Simply hot glue the kitties around the robe. You’re going to use quite a bit of hot glue so keep that in mind! I used about one mini stick per cat.

Tip: if you want to use your robe again, you *could* use thread and a needle to sew the cats to the robe loosely, and then cut them off when done. I’ll leave that up to you!

Halloween costume with Crocs

The cats make the robe, but I feel like the “pièce de résistance” to my outfit is the Crocs! Not only do they come in bright colors and go well with fun socks – but they are comfortable.

Have you ever tried a pair of Crocs? You can dance away on Halloween night or walk blocks to collect your candy and it’s like walking on air. I love my Crocs!!

how to dress like a crazy cat lady

I think my Crocs make this kitty costume “purr!” I had so much fun dressing up with my cats!

Yield: 1 costume

Cat Lady Costume

Cat Lady Costume

This crazy cat lady Halloween costume is so easy to make! Learn how to do it with this two second tutorial.

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $30


  • Robe
  • Cat stuffed animals - 8 or 9
  • Crazy socks
  • Colorful shoes
  • Hair net or shower cap
  • Kitty litter scoop


  • Hot glue gun with glue sticks (optional)
  • Needle and thread (optional)


  1. Lay your robe out and design where you're going to place the stuffed animals. I don't recommend too many on the back if you're going to be doing a lot of sitting.
  2. Attach the stuffed animals in one of two ways - either using the needle and thread (if you'd like to reuse the robe) or with the hot glue gun and sticks. I used one glue stick per cat.


You can greatly reduce the cost of this costume by shopping for your robe and stuffed animals at the thrift store! Just be sure to give yourself enough time to find plenty of cats.

Did You Make This Project?

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Would you ever dress like a crazy cat lady? Let me know in the comments!

I’d also love for you to check out some of my favorite Halloween craft posts from here on the blog, as well as on DIY Candy:

Carrie Michelle Knoble

Tuesday 18th of October 2022

This is going to be my holloween costume this year, I’ve always wanted to do it and now is the time. I can’t wait to see my teenagers when they see there mom 😂needless to say they most likely won’t want to walk with me lol. You tip of giving your self time to find cats is a pro tip I have looked high and low , that includes goodwill, thriftshops, Walmart and not one single cat! I went to Amazon where you can purchase them in package together, the price is not what I expected to pay but well worth the shocked faces of my teenagers!!!!


Saturday 22nd of October 2022

It will TOTALLY be worth it! Everyone is going to love your costume!! <3


Thursday 25th of August 2022

I want this for my girl.

Patti Davis

Sunday 30th of October 2016

I am known as the crazy cat lady so this is perfect for me! It's too late this year but now i have plans for next year! I'm gonna ask my boss if i can wear it to work! This is fun and creative also easy and inexpensive! Thank you for the great idea

Kelley @ Miss Information

Saturday 29th of October 2016

Amy you look awesome such a great idea!

Shelley Collison

Thursday 27th of October 2016

I would dress up l8ke the crazy cat lady sure. It would be a fun costume!

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