Pat's Answer

I want to wear a cat costume 24/7. I think there’s something wrong with me because that isn’t normal.

Your Question

I want to wear a cat costume 24/7. I think there’s something wrong with me because that isn’t normal. I want to dress as a cat all the time but I feel I would be mocked for doing so. I’d also like to dress as a mouse in town a lot too etc. I think there’s something wrong with me? Is there something wrong with me?


Hello you are very welcome to Ask Pat, 

Thank you so much for trusting us with your thoughts. We know that it can be difficult, but it’s a great thing for young people to share their problems here. Talking about what is going on for you is a big step forward. 

You say that you want to wear a cat costume 24/7 and you would like to wear a mouse costume also, but you are afraid of being mocked. Maybe there is a reason you have this desire to dress as a cat or mouse, maybe it is your way of expressing yourself. Many people like to dress creatively. Perhaps it could be an idea to start off small if you are worried you might be mocked. You might introduce cat print to your choices of outfits or you could source accessories or even socks that have something that resembles a mouse on them so you always have a part of you expressing your creative side.  

With Halloween around the corner, the upcoming season is a perfect time to further explore your imaginative outfits and have a little fun doing so.  

We hope that this response has helped you but if you would like to know a little more about feeling like something is wrong with you, maybe reading this link will give you some reassurance: 

You do not have to go through this alone. If you feel you cannot talk to somebody that you know just yet, then Childline is here for you and we would really love to listen to you. At Childline we are focused on you and what is important for you, without judgement. You can contact us through our telephone service on 1800 66 66 66, through our text service 50101 or by web chat that you can access through the website   

We hope to hear from you soon, 




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