3 New Ways To Upgrade Your Cat Costume

how now, meow?

Photographed by Roman Yee.

In the real world, Halloween is when kids dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total cat. If you’re well-versed in Girl World, you’d know the hardcore girls wear lingerie and some form of cat ears. But to avoid having someone ask what you are and forcing you to point to your furry headband, apathetically replying that you’re “a cat, duh,” here’s a way to upgrade your feline look—actually, make that three ways. 

This year, leave the cut-and-paste costumes for the warehouse stores and folks who don’t want to think outside the box. The following looks are easy enough to do yourself and only require a quick shop of your own closet. (You’ll probably have to buy cat ears, though.) No need to wait in an obscenely long line to purchase that costume you’ll never wear again. Paws up, kittens.

Photographed by Roman Yee; Makeup by Anthony Tulve; Hair by Netty Jordan; Styled by Nicole Draga.