This year Kiki is going as a tiger.
I figured out the secret to creating a kitty costume that kitties can walk in - AND that takes all of 5 minutes to make. Pinking shears + fleece = no hemming. Jacket style = no sewing, AND freedom of movement for kitty.
Also it makes me laugh a lot.
What's sad is how it's better than my costume (again).
Kiki thinks it's a sweet pimpin' coat. His ample fur even gives the illusion of a fur collar on it. Now he's the "man of the town" - you can tell by the way he's lounging.
p.s. I'm working on a fabric collection and design to make this small-scale marketable for people who would actually buy this sort of thing for their cat. I have been informed that such people are called "Americans". I have even thought of a name for the "line" of "clothing" and other design options...