Nyan Cat Halloween Costume

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DIY Handmade Nyan Cat CostumeLooking for an epic Halloween costume to wear to this year’s Halloween parties? How about going as the Nyan Cat?!

Recently, Craftster member shdwstrm entered a costume contest at the Toronto FanExpo 2011 in Canada, presented by G4. She went adorned in her handmade Nyan Cat costume, and walked on all fours across the stage to the infamous Nyan Cat music.

Peep the amazing video below to see her in action!

Here’s how shdwstrm made her Nyan Cat costume:

The costume is 4 feet long and a bit over 2 feet tall. The pop tart base is a large piece of cardboard, covered with a textured pleather, and painted a light tan color.

The pop tart icing is a light pink fur, cut with rounded corners, and glued on the center of the pleather. The sprinkles are dark pink velour.

The Nyan Cat head and tail were constructed with a foamcore base, then covered with grey fur.  The eyes, nose and mouth, are fleece that she sewed onto the face. The cheeks use more of the pink fur from the pop tart icing.

The rainbow is made up of fat strips of cotton cloth that she sewed together.  The red fabric at the top of the rainbow has a small pocket for a straightened coat hanger, which is attached to the pop tart to give the rainbow some structure.

Visit this Nyan Cat costume thread to join in the discussion about this costume.

Watch this Nyan Cat costume in action!

We adore this costume, and the creativity that went into making it!  View a ton more Nyan Cat projects to get your Nyan on!

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  1. Heidi says:

    OMG OMG OMG!!! I love it!!! My daughter wants this for next years anime convention!!


  2. shdwstrm says:

    Thanks for posting this! I’m super honoured!!

    I ended up winning the “Best Meme” award in the masquerade. I can proudly say that after 6 awards (1 as a Novice, 3 as a Journeyman, and 2 as an Artisan,) Nyan cat won me my 3rd Artisan award and has propelled me into the Master Costumer Ranks!

    NYA!!!!! ^_^

  3. SoCraftyTal says:

    shdwstr, CONGRATS dude! That is awesome!

  4. Casey says:

    I’m going to be nyan cat for halloween/my local anime convention (go realmscon!!) but mine won’t be anything like this. I’m making a dress to look like a poptart and a rainbow veil of tulle. so far I have my veil, ears, and headband done, the beginnings of the tail, and the dress is going to be started this weekend.

  5. chris says:

    Not bad. could be improved upon though. Wonder if someone will “anime” this (ie, anime cat girl, etc)

  6. Nyanlover says:

    NYAN! I’m such a nyan cat fan that I have my own personalized nyan cat background on my phone and a nyan cat game on it then on my iPad I have 2 nyan cat games that I play everyday


  7. Josefine says:

    Hey guys,
    check out my adorable NYAN CAT halloween costume: http://www.flickr.com/photos/finemine/6292987522/in/photostream


  8. paige says:

    OMG I LOVE THIS but i am giting a less biger one

  9. What is the exact measurements of the main cardboard? And how exactly was the harness made? I’d like to make this, but need a few specifics. You should maybe make a pattern for people, that would be awesome!

    Congrats on the awards. This is the most EPIC thing I’ve seen.

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