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Help Your Stylish Cat Accessorize for the Holidays

Hats, bow ties, corsages, even glasses -- yes, glasses -- accentuate winter celebrations.

Melissa L. Kauffman  |  Dec 2nd 2015


Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the Holiday 2015 issue of Catster print magazine. Click here to subscribe to Catster magazine.

If you have a dapper cat who enjoys strutting his stuff to ring in the holidays, this is the column for you. Note that if your cat becomes grumpy and feels nothing but frumpy with these accessories, we suggest you accept your au naturel cat for the sensational feline he is.

1. Santa’s stylin’ helper

Santa is sure to be impressed when your cat greets him wearing this stylish red, white, and green Little Helper cat collar plus matching removable bow tie. The bow tie has an elastic loop so you can easily put it on and remove it, while the collar features a breakaway buckle (not to be used with a leash).

 

Each collar is custom made, so the fabric pattern might vary. It comes in three sizes: kitten, standard, and lion. Add a bell for 50 cents.

$20 to $20.50, Sweet Pickles’ Designs 

2. Cool cat in these hats

How do you make your kitty party perfect? Just add a hat. The festive Christmas Cat Hat is handmade from felt with a touch of feathers. A small piece of elastic keeps it on your cat’s head. (Let your cat wear it only when under supervision.)

Image courtesy NotsoKittyShop/Etsy

Image courtesy NotsoKittyShop/Etsy

Created from stiffened felt, tinsel pompoms, and some rhinestone for flash, the Happy Hanukkah Cat Hat also has elastic for those short times your cat needs that extra party dash.

Image courtesy NotsoKittyShop/Etsy

Image courtesy NotsoKittyShop/Etsy

$11 (Christmas)/$12 (Hanukkah), NotsoKittyShop on Etsy

3. Oh-so-classy kitty

Your cat will want to prance when wearing one of these chic collars with matching bow tie
or flower corsage. Check out the 20 holiday collar styles, like The Grinch, My Favorite Things, or Christmas Lights. Strong and lightweight, the collars come with breakaway buckles, and bells are optional. Sizes: kitten and adult.

Image courtesy Made by Cleo

Image courtesy Made by Cleo

Dress up the collars with holiday detachable bow ties, such as The Grinch, On the Town, and Big Adventure. The too-cute bow ties are one size fits all. The detachable flower corsages come in a variety of colors, including scarlet, clover, and mint. One size fits all, and the corsage is easy to put on and take off with an elastic loop and reinforced felt backing.

Image courtesy Made by Cleo

Image courtesy Made by Cleo

Collars $14/Bow Ties $8.95/ Corsages $7.95. Made By Cleo.

4. Such a pretty thing in this bling

When the party gets too hot, it’s time for your cat to put on his shades. Based loosely on Elton John’s 2010 Grammy Awards glasses, these are made out of stiffened felt, permanently adhered rhinestones (of course!), plus a bit of elastic to go around your cat’s head.

 

Image courtesy NotsoKittyShop/Etsy

Image courtesy NotsoKittyShop/Etsy

These glasses are too cool to be worn without an audience, so supervise your cat.

$10, NotsoKittyShop on Etsy

5. Dashing when it snows

Your kitty will be part of this winter wonderland when she’s dashing around in this snazzy Chance of Snow white-and-silver collar and removable matching bow tie. Made of high-quality webbing and handmade cotton ribbon, it includes a breakaway buckle (not to be used with a leash). The elastic loop on the bow tie allows you to add or remove it from the collar.

Each collar is custom made, so the fabric pattern might vary. It comes in three sizes: kitten, standard, and lion. Add a bell for 50 cents.

$20 to $20.50, Sweet Pickles’ Designs

About the author: Melissa L. Kauffman is senior editorial director of Catster Magazine.