LaLa Loopsy and Where the Wild Things Are Costumes

LaLa Loopsy and Where the Wild Things Are Costumes

Okay, So I have always been super crafty, I don’t consider myself right or left-handed but “Craft Handed” instead. Last year I decided, what the heck, I should make my kids’ their Halloween costumes myself! So I did. I have no sewing machine and no funds for a fabric store so with my very trusty hot … Read more

Homemade Wild Things Couple Costume

Homemade Wild Things Couple Costume

The monster head was created as a hat with polyester filling making it light weight and comfortable to wear. The fabric head of the monster is made from a t-shirt and cardboard, Styrofoam balls for the eyes and nose, and it was created as a hat with polyester filling making it light weight and comfortable to … Read more

Cool Carol from “Where the Wild Things Are” Costume

Cool Carol from  "Where the Wild Things Are" Costume

My name is Steve, and I am an industrial designer in NJ who has a passion for bringing iconic characters to life at Halloween. Carol from “Where the wild Things Are” was one of my favorite characters growing up, who I felt would be perfect for this years costume. Carol took me 3 days (72 … Read more

Toddlers Getting Wild Halloween Costumes

Toddlers Getting Wild Halloween Costumes

My son Coen has really started to love books. One of his favorites is “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak. Since this is the first Halloween that he kind of has an idea of what is going on, I thought I’d give sewing a try and make his costume myself. I decided to … Read more

Where The Wild Things Are Homemade Group Family Costume

Where The Wild Things Are Homemade Group Family Costume

Every year our school has a Book Character Parade(Kingsbury Elementary, Sumter, SC).  We encourage the kids to dress as their favorite book character.  My assistant and I teach kindergarten so we are always looking for dual characters.  This year we dressed as “The Wild Things” from the book “Where The Wild Things Are”.  We dressed … Read more

Fun Family Costume Idea: Where the Wild Things Are

Fun Family Costume Idea: Where the Wild Things Are: On a family trip to Chicago one weekend, our family walked into a costume shop just to look around.  My husband spotted a "Max" costume and we though

On a family trip to Chicago one weekend, our family walked into a costume shop just to look around.  My husband spotted a “Max” costume and we thought it was fitting since our son’s name is Max. Unfortunately it was too big, but it lit a spark and we decided to make it a family … Read more

Original Where the The Wild Things Are Halloween Costume

I am a Middle School Art Teacher. The topic of Halloween came up right after school started and the kids started talking about what costumes they wan

I am a Middle School Art Teacher. The topic of Halloween came up right after school started and the kids started talking about what costumes they wanted to buy this year. I told them that the best costumes were always ones that people made themselves instead of bought in a store. They didn’t believe me … Read more

Cute Baby Max from Where the Wild Things Are Halloween Costume

My huband and I are theatre teachers/directors and we love to make homemade costumes.  We take it pretty seriously. One of our favorite books is

My husband and I are theater teachers/directors and we love to make homemade costumes. We take it pretty seriously. One of our favorite books is “Where the Wild Things Are” and, before we were even expecting, we knew that, if we had a boy, his first Halloween costume would be Max from the book. We … Read more

Coolest Where The Wild Things Are Costumes: Moishe and Tzippy

Let the wild rumpus begin!I studied the book for an hour before deciding on a game plan to tackle our costumes. I started with Moishe (the wild thi

Let the wild rumpus begin! I studied the book for an hour before deciding on a game plan to tackle our Where The Wild Things Are Costumes: Moishe and Tzippy. I started with Moishe (the wild thing with the black fur and striped body) and searched the greater St. Louis area for a faux fur … Read more

Coolest Max from Where The Wild Things Are Costume

This one was complete no-sew. All hot glue...1) I wanted white footey pjs but had the hardest time finding them. So I picked up a white hoodie and

This Max from Where The Wild Things Are costume was complete no-sew. All hot glue. 1) I wanted white footey pjs but had the hardest time finding them. So I picked up a white hoodie and white opaque (knitted) tights. You can see they were slipped over her shoes to be as accurate as possible, this … Read more

Where The Wild Things Are – Amazing Couples Costume

My wife, being an elementary librarian, came up with the idea of honoring Maurice Sendak with this year's costume.  We always do homemade costu

My wife, being an elementary librarian, came up with the idea of honoring Maurice Sendak with this year’s costume.  We always do homemade costumes, but these took more work than normal. Papier Mache Heads: Each head was constructed out of paper pulp papier mache over a punch balloon.  Each layer took 2 days to dry … Read more

Coolest Where the Wild Things Are Halloween Costumes

Max, the King of all wild things, will eat you up!

MAX: I purchased adult sized footed-pajamas and made several alterations to recreate Max’s “Wolf Pajamas.” A hole was cut at the back where a black feathered boa was hanging out from. Four large white buttons were sewed onto the front of the pajamas. Two pairs of stretchy white gloves were used – one for pointy … Read more

Coolest Homemade Where the Wild Things are Costumes

Homemade Where the Wild Things are Costumes

We all love so much the monsters in Where the Wild Things are and, since my twin daughter’s really wanted to be two of them, I made these Homemade Where the Wild Things are Costumes. I started out with cardboard, old fur coats, fur remnants, a leopard costume from years ago, animal house slippers and … Read more

Homemade Carol Costume from Where the Wild Things Are

Homemade Carol Costume from Where the Wild Things Are

Instructions for my Homemade Carol Costume from Where the Wild Things Are: I made the head by using paper mache, painted it, covered it in fur and added the horns. The fur suit was made from a couple of blankets that I bought from Walmart. I added the stripes to the top and feathers to … Read more

Coolest Where the Wild Things Are Group Costume

Where the Wild Things Are Group Costume

Ever since I heard that ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ was coming out in the movies I decided to put together a costume for one of the monsters. I had seen many Max costumes, but not too many monsters. After seeing the previews, I knew I was going to do a Carole costume. I started … Read more

Coolest Homemade Where the Wild Things Are Halloween Couple Costume

Homemade Where the Wild Things Are Halloween Couple Costume

This Homemade Where the Wild Things Are Halloween Couple Costume is straight from Maurice Sendak’s world of imagination, no Spike Jonze here. They roar their terrible roars and gnash their terrible teeth and roll their terrible eyes and show their terrible claws, their terribly awesome homemade teeth, eyes, and claws. The splendor of these costumes … Read more

Coolest Homemade Max and Carol Costumes

Where the Wild Things Are, Me as Carol, my son as Max

“Where The Wild Things Are” was my favorite book as a child and I must have read it over a hundred times as a boy. I have a three year old son now, and he loves to read this book at least two or three times a week. For Halloween this year he said he … Read more

Cool Homemade Where The Wild Things Are Costume

Homemade Where The Wild Things Are Costume

My girlfriend and I spent 10 hours building this Homemade Where The Wild Things Are Costume from scratch. We came up with the idea after seeing the trailer to the movie. However we went more towards designing it from the book rather then the movie because we wanted it to be less dark. It took … Read more

Coolest Kids Max the King Costume

Homemade Kids Max the King Costume

My daughter wanted to be “Max the King” from “Where the Wild Things Are”. I could not find a costume anywhere so I had to whip it together. She already had a hoodie with faux fur inside so we just flipped it inside out. We flipped her tan sweat pants inside out. For a tail, … Read more

Coolest Homemade King Of The Wild Things Halloween Costume

Homemade King Of The Wild Things Halloween Costume

My two year old son, Hunter, is a huge fan of the book “Where The Wild Things Are” so when the movie came out, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to take him to his first movie. He absolutely loved his Homemade King Of The Wild Things Halloween Costume and since then, is hooked … Read more

Coolest Carol from Where the Wild Things Are Homemade Costume

Homemade Carol from Where the Wild Things Are Costume

This Homemade Carol from Where the Wild Things Are Costume is 100% made from scratch. First, the head was formed with paper mache around a 65cm workout ball. The details on the head were then created with paper mache pulp. The eyes were just painted on. All the fur and fabric was ordered online. Then … Read more