Coolest Grinch DIY Costume

My daughter’s school has a themed Halloween. This year it was Dr. Seuss or Alice in Wonderland. We decided to take on the challenge of Dr. Seuss classic Grinch.

The pants are green leggings with green crochet yarn fabric glued to the pants. The top is a long sleeve red shirt with white faux fur trim glued around the neck and wrists. I bought gloves and glued long pieces of the yarn to them so it would resemble the thin slinky look of the Grinch’s fingers. I bought a hat for 99 cents and made the booties out of red felt and glued white pom poms around the tops and at the tip. I painted my daughter’s hair green before putting on the hat and used a Halloween makeup kit with green, black, and white paint in it for the face. I also bought yellow face paint and put it around her eyes since she is way too young for yellow contacts.

At her school contest she won 1st place for her grade level (1st grade) and Grand Prize for best costume in the whole school. When she went on stage she said “I’m not here to steal your gifts, I’m here to take 1st place”. Needless to say she won the whole thing and I couldn’t be prouder of my Mikayla (7 years old).

Coolest Grinch Costume

8 thoughts on “Coolest Grinch DIY Costume”

  1. This has to be one of the best homemade costumes ever!!!! How awesome!! U r one creative mommy!!! Wtg!

  2. This has to be one of the best homemade costumes ever!!!! How awesome!! U r one creative mommy!!! Wtg!

  3. So cute! My son wants to be the Grinch for Halloween this year. Could you tell me how much crochet yarn you used for the pants and the gloves?

  4. So cute! My son wants to be the Grinch for Halloween this year. Could you tell me how much crochet yarn you used for the pants and the gloves?

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