Last year I went as candy corn for Hallowe'en, and while you folks were very sweet about my costume, it was kind of a flop! I went to a party and I got asked "what I was" many, many times. I thought candy corn was totally iconic. I guess academics don't eat candy.
So this year I am going as a cat. That's right. What a shocker. I would like to note that I am not going as a "sexy cat," and this is important. Anyhow, I made myself a cat mask using this tutorial, based on the (apparently) famous Maison Michel bunny ears.
They were easy to make, although the one major issue I had was that I think the wire I had was too heavy and the bunny ears flopped over. That is how I wound up with cat ears. I also used lace trim rather than lace fabric, which I had to stitch together in the front. I wasn't willing to visit more than two fabric stores for this and I couldn't find black lace fabric (just every shade of off-white, peach, and pink in existence). Trim did the job. I should have spaced the ears out better, but I'm not bothered. I kind of like the mysterious look of the lace over the eyes; I suppose it's a bit Ghost World, but it's Hallowe'en! Oh, mystery.
I'm going to wear this with a 1960s black and white lace bed jacket I have. Easiest costume ever.