The BEST Cat In The Hat Costumes For Kids

Cat In The Hat Costumes For Kids
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Looking for some great Cat in the Hat costumes for kids? Welcome to – you’ll find what you’re looking for here!

Dr. Seuss’ The Cat In The Hat is a beloved classic that kids and parents have enjoyed now for several generations.  Cat In The Hat dress up outfits are always popular too; at Halloween, for Book Character Dress Up Days, for Dr. Seuss themed parties, and for regular dress up play!

This post here today is all about helping you as a parent or teacher find some perfect Cat in the Hat costumes for kids! I’ve done the browsing around FOR YOU – and come up with the best priced, most popular options you can find online!

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But first, about The Book.

the cat in the hat“The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play.

So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day.”


So begins this classic rhyming story of a quiet day turned upside down by the quirky “Cat In The Hat” who stops by unannounced and uninvited for some crazy “fun that is funny” – or funny to HIM!  Kids everywhere grow wide-eyed at the stunts of Thing 1 and Thing 2, and worry alongside the fish, Sally, and Sally’s brother about the trouble the Cat has brought them! Will he clean up his mess, fix the house, and disappear… before Mother returns??

Written by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Giesel), first published in 1957, The Cat in the Hat  was written to combat the ineffectiveness of the stale “Dick and Jane” primers. Kids LOVED this easy to read and fun story right away, and the book shot to success! (See wiki here for more details.) The movie version made in 2003 starring Mike Meyers as “The Cat” was also well received – and of course, led to more Cat in the Hat costume requests.


Cat In The Hat Costumes For Kids


“The Cat” Himself – Full Body Costume

Cat In The Hat Costumes For Kids - this is the full body, all accessories included set.

This is the full body Cat in the Hat toddlers costume you want if you are looking for an “all included” outfit. You get the black and white jumpsuit with attached tail, the red bow tie, and the iconic “Cat In The Hat” red and white striped hat.

Made by elope, it is available in 2 sizes: 2T-4T and 4-6.  Price runs normally under $30 – there are frequent sales, so heads up! 🙂

Costumer Rating: 4.7 / 5 stars by over 67 reviewers (see review comments by clicking Amazon button.)




Dr. Seuss' Cat In The Hat Costumes for KidsIf, however, your kids are a bit older and you need a kids Cat costume that’s larger than size 4-6, I’d go with this one here on the right. It’s also by elope, and comes with everything you need. It’s available in sizes small, medium, large, with large fitting generally sizes 10-12 kids size.

The suit comes with all of the following: bodysuit with attached bow tie and tail (fuzzy panel sewn on front), gloves, headsock, and the Cat’s iconic red and white striped hat.

Customer Rating: 4.4 / 5 stars by over 120 reviews. Price ranges depending on the size, but it’s a slightly pricier option than the one above. Click below to see current prices for the various sizes.


Another great option is for your little girls – this adorable tutu-style Cat In The Hat costume comes with all the accessories you need to create a sweet costume.

Available in sizes 2T-6T currently, it comes with the dress (yes, it DOES have an attached tail… definitely needed to make it cat-like!), striped footless tights, and a headband. The shoes are not included.

This popular costume has good reviews, and I think your girl will like it too!




“Cat In The Hat” Costume Accessories

Sometimes a full body costume isn’t needed. Sometimes going the “accessories route” is cheaper AND makes just as fantastic a costume as a full outfit. Here are some super fun Cat In The Hat kid-sized accessories that you can nab to easily transform that black shirt and pants he already has… into a great base for a Cat costume!


Thing 1 and Thing 2 Costumes For Kids


Thing 1 and Thing 2 Costumes
Thing 1 or Thing 2 Costume by elope.

Do you have two little ones to dress up? Are they kids who get into everything and make crazy messes everywhere? Why not pick up or make two adorable Thing 1 and Thing 2 costumes and send them out dressed as this frolicking pair of troublemakers!?

With the iconic blue hair, red jumpers, and white identifying logos, Thing 1 and Thing 2 costumes aren’t too hard to make, actually. Some blue hair dye or cheap blue wigs, red clothing (his Disney Cars shirt turned inside out? Christmas clothing recycled?) and hand-drawn and cut out logos… and you’re good to go!

Should you simply not be interested in making your own Thing 1 and Thing 2 Costumes (or Thing 3, 4, 5 or 6?), why not check out the costume pictured here? Available in Size 2-4T and Size 4-6, it’s an easy costume as it comes with everything you need: the jumper with a sewn on patch – YOU choose which of the 2 numbers to attach (it only comes with 1 jumper, but 2 numbers, so buy two sets if you want the twins) and the fun blue Thing wig!


When Can Your Kids Wear Their Cat In The Hat or Thing 1 or Thing 2 Costumes?

Cat in the hat costume for kids
This fun Cat In The Hat costume looks perfect for a cold climate Halloween!
  • Halloween – that’s a pretty obvious one, right? Why not go as a set with your kids?
  • Costume Parties or Parades
  • Every day creative dress up play and or dramatic play
  • Dr. Seuss celebrations or “Dr. Seuss Day” at school (during Book Week, some schools I know have done this)
  • Book Character Dress Up Days or World Book Days  (See  World Book Day Costumes For Kids for some other ideas)
  • Also: It’s a great costume for a preschool/class room dress up trunk!


If you’re still with me, let me know below what you think! I’d love to connect!

Has one of your children or grandchildren ever dressed up at “The Cat In The Hat” – or do you plan to pick up one of these for an upcoming event?

SEE ALSO:  12 Easy DIY Dr. Seuss Costume Ideas For Kids

And, do YOU have a favorite Dr. Seuss book? Now still, or when you were a child? Do you think “The Cat in the Hat” was his best?

Chime in below! 🙂



6 thoughts on “The BEST Cat In The Hat Costumes For Kids

  1. Mark February 23, 2017 at 12:51 am

    I must say I love your site and your article. My son is almost 6 years old and each year I am buying more and more costumes based on what he likes for the week. LOL
    He loves to dress up and play and we even let him wear his costumes to the stores whenever he wants to.
    Keep on writing, your articles are great.

  2. How To Build A Business Online February 23, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Thanks for providing such an extensive list of gift ideas. I have 2 granddaughters and I’m sure they would love these costumes.
    How long have they been available for purchase? My daughter collects and buys any cat in the hat book she sees.
    I’ll have to tell her about these wonderful dress up ideas. Thanks for providing them, really well done.

    • Marlaine February 23, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      Hi there, So glad you liked this post! There certainly are many big Cat in the Hat fans out there – your daughter is definitely not alone in her love of the book!

      Sorry, but I’m really not sure how long these particular costumes have been available, but I’m guessing for a few years at least, based on some of the comment review dates.

      Have a great day!

  3. Ki February 23, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    My grandson Jeremy will soon be celebrating a World Book Day, perhaps I will purchase him one of these costumes.

    I myself have fond memories of Dr Suess from my own school days many a moon ago.

    The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go!

    • Marlaine February 23, 2017 at 5:54 pm

      Hi Ki, I love “Oh The Places You’ll Go” too! 🙂 Dr. Seuss just doesn’t grow old, does it? Thanks for commenting, and have a lovely day!

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