(Nope – this costume is NOT character accurate to Antonio Banderas’ Puss in Boots from the movie Shrek – THAT puss was essentially naked, save for a few accessories. We could hardly justify a full hire now, could we?!)
A popular pantomine in the UK even to this day, the fairy tale about a feline in footwear actually originated in Italy in the mid 1500s. The story follows a cat who uses trickery & deceit to gain power, wealth & the hand of a princess for his penniless master. Thereafter he enjoys a life of luxury, chasing mice purely for his own amusement. That’s a pretty savvy cat!
Of course, you don’t need to adopt the feline persona to look fabulous as a renaissance era gentleman in this costume!
A note on sizing: