In 2009 I dressed my girls as Thing 1,2 & the Cat in the Hat.
For the Homemade Thing 1 and 2 Costume I ordered a size larger American apparel long sleeve t-shirt & leggings in a vibrant red (I can’t recall how much it cost but it was no more than $20 dollars for each child). I then created on my computer a Thing 1 and a Thing 2 logo that I proceeded to iron on to the long sleeve T’s. I purchased Adult sized blue wigs for the girls and tacked the back of them with a needle and thread and they were more secure than if I’d bought child sized wigs & the extra size really added to the “craziness” of their hair. The final touches were red gloves and a touch of makeup.
For the Cat in the Hat a lot was store bought but I jazzed it up. Bought the hat, the gloves, the tie. But to the hat I added ears made of felt. She wore black American apparel longsleeve t-shirt and leggings. And I made a bib/placket for the cat’s belly from white felt.
I’ll never top our 2009 costumes. Definitely a favorite for all.