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14 easy cat Halloween makeup ideas for the purr-fect costume

We've got simple step-by-step video tutorials for kids and adults that are totally pawsome.

Pulling together a last-minute costume for Halloween this year?

No worries, there are plenty of quick costumes that you can assemble in a jiffy. Pick up a black pointy hat and dress as a witch or grab some fanged fake teeth from the Halloween store and, voila, you're a vampire. Or just make things easy by using one of these cat Halloween makeup tutorials.

Whether you're on the prowl for cute cat makeup for the kids to wear trick-or-treating or something a bit more sophisticated, like a black cat or sexy feline for a Halloween party, there's no need to search through a pile of cat-a-logs, because we gathered the best of the best ideas to inspire your Halloween costume this year.

Best of all? It won't take nine lives to put together. And, if we do say so ourselves, these Halloween makeup tutorials that are totally, well, pawsome.

You'll find step-by-step instructions for beginners, along with intricate looks for more advanced artists, including the always-popular Cheshire Cat. For the truly dedicated? A tutorial on how to transform into one of the felines from the Broadway show "Cats."

Best of all, you don't have to be a cat purr-son to love these creative guides, just a few makeup essentials like black mascara, lipstick and cat ears. And, just like the "Monster Mash," you'll surely be the hit of the land.

When your makeover is complete, don't forget to take plenty of pics to post on Instagram with a clever Halloween caption or greeting, like "Meow you're talking!"

One thing's for sure, with these Halloween cat makeup ideas, this year's costume will be nothing short of furr-ific.

Perfect Halloween cat makeup

You can't go wrong giving this simple, but completely amazing, transformation a try at home. The lashes and red bejeweled lips are truly the star of the show.

Cheetah cat Halloween makeup

Elevate your Halloween look with this cheetah tutorial that promises to have friends and family positively roaring in appreciation.

Bronzed and beautiful cat Halloween makeup

When in doubt, go glam. This look will really shine above the rest, especially if add a coat of iridescent glitter to the eyes and lips.

Sweet and simple cat Halloween makeup

This cat Halloween makeup tutorial uses items you probably already have at home like blush, white eyeshadow and black eyeliner. Add cat ears if you've got 'em, but they're not necessary.

Last-minute cat Halloween makeup

Start with your normal makeup routine, then use gel, liquid or felt-tip liner to draw a nose and whiskers. Finish by lining your eyes and, viola, you're out the door in no time!

Cute cat Halloween makeup

Keep it classic and cute this Halloween. Follow this tutorial to lay the foundation for your basic black cat, lion or tiger costume. The key to this look: Use bronzer and highlighter to add dimension, then paint on whiskers to make it more feline-friendly.

Easy cat Halloween makeup for kids

You'll have no problem achieving this adorable look. All you need is brow pencil, eyeliner, black and white eyeshadow, and lipstick. Meow!

Cheshire Cat Halloween makeup

The mischievous cat from "Alice in Wonderland" gets the Halloween treatment in this tutorial, which is inspired by the character from the "Alice Madness Returns" video game. It probably won't fit the bill if you're looking for a quick and easy costume, but it's sure to impress — and terrify — everyone.

Basic black cat Halloween makeup

Wear a black shirt, throw on some cat ears and re-create this makeup look for a seriously purr-fect Halloween. Although this tutorial is simple enough for beginners to pull off, try it out a few days before your costume party to ease any stress on the day of!

Bejeweled cat Halloween makeup

Head to the dollar store to pick up all the supplies for this glitzy cat costume. Inexpensive and impressive, this one totally delivers.

Lioness Halloween makeup

Jungle cat, house cat, any basic cat: It doesn't matter what look you're going for because this tutorial will get the job done. Apply white eyeliner and brown eyeshadow around the eyes to really makes 'em pop, then use the same white eyeliner under the nose to offset the black whiskers.

Sexy cat Halloween makeup

Catwoman's skintight suit and dramatic makeup redefined what it means to dress like a cat on Halloween. Lean into your sultry side by pairing a vampy red lip with smoky eyes. No cat ears necessary to complete this look, just a whole lot of cattitude!

Glam cat Halloween makeup

If it's glamour you seek, then look no further. A contoured face, heavy eyeliner and sparkly lids make a bold — and beautiful —statement.

"Cats" Halloween makeup

Lights, camera, action: This stage-worthy look requires some serious time and skill, but determined "Cats" superfans should give it a go. First comes Halloween, then comes Broadway!