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 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

Coolest Homemade Where the Wild Things Are Costume

Homemade Where the Wild Things Are Costume

I’ve made many Halloween costumes before, but when I decided this year to make the Where the Wild Things Are costume, I was not really sure what I was getting into. I knew it was going to be larger and more elaborate than anything I had built before. I made this decision a little more … Read more

Coolest Homemade Where the Wild Things Are Halloween Costume

Homemade Where the Wild Things Are Halloween Costume

My husband always love the book, “Where the Wild Things Are”. Since the movie came out just before Halloween, we thought it would be cool to make this Homemade Where the Wild Things Are Halloween Costume. He sketched out his own version of a Wild Thing. I constructed it, and invented the pattern. It’s sewn … Read more

Coolest Homemade Carol from Where The Wild Things Are Costume

Homemade Carol from Where The Wild Things Are Costume

Fall was in the air, which meant it was time to start thinking of what or who to be for Halloween. As I was starting to come up with costume ideas I was flipping through the channels. I came across the movie, “Where The Wild Things Are”, which is based off an older children’s book. … Read more

Cool Max from Where the Wild Things Are Costume

Homemade Max from Where the Wild Things Are Costume

My son loves “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak so we decided to make a Max costume for him for Halloween last year. Searching on-line, I found a fleece one piece suit body suit. I bought oversized buttons and sewed them down the front of the body suit. I found a real wolf … Read more

Coolest Homemade Carol Costume from Where the Wild Things Are

Homemade Carol Costume from Where the Wild Things Are

Throughout nursery and early grade school, my favorite book had always been Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak. Many years later, I couldn’t believe my eyes when I first saw a preview for Spike Jonze’s theatrical version this past summer, and it was at that point that I started thinking of a way … Read more

Coolest Homemade Little Wild Thing Baby Costume

Homemade Little Wild Thing Baby Costume

I made this Little Wild Thing Baby costume for my son Liam for his 1st birthday party. I have never sewn anything in my life, so this entire costume was made with glue, safety pins, and velvet ribbon strings to attach pieces of fabric together. Really, I’m not joking!

Coolest Homemade Max and Where the Wild Things Are Monster Costume

Homemade Max and Where the Wild Things Are Monster Costume

This is our Homemade Max and Where the Wild Things Are Monster Costume. The Max costume started with McCalls pattern M5956. I used soft stretchable fleece material and followed the pattern with a few modifications. The ears were made with a homemade pattern and had pipecleaners sewn to the inside to make them stand up. … Read more