From about November 1st of last year, I knew I wanted my girls to be Thing 1 and Thing 2 from The Cat In The Hat. So I had plenty of time to think about how to make the costumes!
The blue hair was the most painstaking of it all, I used blue crocheted caps and threaded tulle through just about every tiny hole in them. Each one probably took about 6 hours of straight work. The tops were the easiest, as these were just long sleeved red shirts with a homemade applique.
The homemade applique was made with a white tee-shirt and a marker. Since I can’t sew in a straight line to save my life, I used liquid stitch to adhere them to the shirts. After that, I made two red tutus with red tulle and I used a red crocheted headband for each waistband. Then I put matching legwarmers on!
Oh yea, and just in case the tutus weren’t a dead giveaway for the fact that these were girls, I made them each a blue & red flower clip to put in their “hair.” Natalee wore her “hair” all night, although Juliette got tired of it at the end. All in all, I think I will make their costumes every year!!
There have been many a Thing 1 and Thing 2 costumes, but we wanted to do something that was cool yet comfortable since we live in Hawaii. My daughter and her best friend put together these Homemade Thing 1 and Thing 2 Costumes with their own clothes; a red blouse, red tights and a blue wig!! Simple! Cool! Cute! Comfy! The girls stayed together all day at school looking for their Cat in the Hat escort, but, through the process found other costumed friends.. Waldo, teletubies, some ninjas but no Cat in the Hat.