Cat in the Hat costumes are whimsical, creative and fun attire to wear for your Halloween Day traditions or whenever you require a unique costume for a special occasion. Dr. Seuss, also known as Theodor Seuss Geisel, wrote the original The Cat in the Hat book, which came out in 1957. This author and cartoonist became a well-known children’s books writer, and The Cat in the Hat resulted in a company called Beginner Books being created. Geisel oversaw the operations of this company and became president and chief editor. Beginner Books was eventually procured by Random House (Random House was the publisher of The Cat in the Hat, and it was a joint publication with Houghton Mifflin) and became a division of this company. Beginner Books strictly focuses on reading development for students and books geared toward early childhood reading development. Cat in the Hat costumes came about as the result of this famous book, and not only are there Cat in the Hat costumes at Fantasy Costumes in Chicago, but movies, TV shows and plays were produced based off this wonderful piece of children’s literature.