DIY Where the Wild Things Are Costume

This DIY Where the Wild Things Are Costume is adorable, easy and no-sew! Make it for a fraction of the cost of a commercial costume with supplies from Michaels Stores. Child photo credit: Jolie Anne Photography

This DIY Where the Wild Things Are Costume is adorable, easy and no-sew! Make it for a fraction of the cost of a commercial costume with supplies from Michaels Stores.

Hi friends! It’s OCTOBER. Can you believe it? This year has just FLOWN by and my little baby, my little guy…I can’t believe it, but he’s turning 1 this month! Ahhhh! Just last year at this time I wasn’t so much thinking about Halloween costumes but rather giving birth to this little guy and while last year he wore a little pumpkin onesie at just a few days old on Halloween, THIS YEAR we’re breaking out the DIY costume FUN! Whether you’re into spooky sights, playful pumpkins or giggling ghouls, Michaels is your Boo-It-Yourself Halloween Headquarters and has tons of ideas for DIY costumes and décor.

I love making costumes for my kiddos though I do have to admit that when it comes down to it, they tend to wear the $20 store versions for heading out trick-or-treating. But for this little guy? I think we’re going to do a bunch of costume ideas this year because dressing up an adorable almost-1-year-old is just too much fun! So first up? Max from Where the Wild Things Are.

This DIY Where the Wild Things Are Costume is adorable, easy and no-sew! Make it for a fraction of the cost of a commercial costume with supplies from Michaels Stores.
I’ve always been obsessed with the imagery from that book, it’s stuck with me from childhood. The simple cream romper, the delicious golden crown lined with fur and the perfectly adorable furry tail. I just HAD to make it. And let’s face it, there’s no way I’m paying $70 for the Pottery Barn version or settling for a cheap looking $30 version that he’ll wear once. So before I share too many cute AFTER pics, let’s go through the how-to!

What You’ll Need:

  • Elastic banding
  • Liquid stitch
  • Golden wool felt
  • Craft fur
  • Velcro
  • Craft boa (not shown, but simply cut and pinned on for tail)

This DIY Where the Wild Things Are Costume is adorable, easy and no-sew! Make it for a fraction of the cost of a commercial costume with supplies from Michaels Stores.
And the Steps:

  • Measure elastic banding large enough to go around your child’s head plus about an inch.
  • Cut 4 inch strips of the golden wool felt and using liquid stitch glue along the elastic banding. Let dry (about 30 minutes).
  • Cut 1 1/2 inch strips of the craft fur and using liquid stitch glue on top of the felt strips, covering the bottom of the elastic banding. Let dry (about 30 minutes).

This DIY Where the Wild Things Are Costume is adorable, easy and no-sew! Make it for a fraction of the cost of a commercial costume with supplies from Michaels Stores.

  • Create a crown point template from cardstock or cardboard and use to create crown shape out of felt.
  • To reinforce the shape of the crown and ensure it “stands” now add another layer of felt to the back of the felt crown using liquid stitch to adhere.
  • Add a piece of velcro to both ends of the elastic banding.

And there you have it! In just a few easy, no-sew steps you have yourself one gorgeous DIY Crown for Max from Where the Wild Things Are!

This DIY Where the Wild Things Are Costume is adorable, easy and no-sew! Make it for a fraction of the cost of a commercial costume with supplies from Michaels Stores. This DIY Where the Wild Things Are Costume is adorable, easy and no-sew! Make it for a fraction of the cost of a commercial costume with supplies from Michaels Stores.
And really, that crown is like 99% of the costume. Well the DIY part anyways! I purchased the cutest beige thermal romper from L’ovedbaby because not only is it PERFECT for this costume, our little guy can wear it all winter long (bonus)! I love it when a plan comes together. Then to finish things out, I simply pinned a Craft Boa I found at Michaels to the little guy’s booty for his tail.

This DIY Where the Wild Things Are Costume is adorable, easy and no-sew! Make it for a fraction of the cost of a commercial costume with supplies from Michaels Stores.
And there you have it! One perfectly adorable DIY Where the Wild Things Are Costume! Now check out the cuteness ON. A HUGE thanks to our good friend and Phoenix Newborn Photographer Jolie at Jolie Anne Photography for taking such great pictures of Adrian. If you’re in the Phoenix area, you MUST look her up for family photos – she’s our fave!

This DIY Where the Wild Things Are Costume is adorable, easy and no-sew! Make it for a fraction of the cost of a commercial costume with supplies from Michaels Stores. This DIY Where the Wild Things Are Costume is adorable, easy and no-sew! Make it for a fraction of the cost of a commercial costume with supplies from Michaels Stores. This DIY Where the Wild Things Are Costume is adorable, easy and no-sew! Make it for a fraction of the cost of a commercial costume with supplies from Michaels Stores. This DIY Where the Wild Things Are Costume is adorable, easy and no-sew! Make it for a fraction of the cost of a commercial costume with supplies from Michaels Stores. This DIY Where the Wild Things Are Costume is adorable, easy and no-sew! Make it for a fraction of the cost of a commercial costume with supplies from Michaels Stores.
Can you even handle it?! I’ve made a lot of DIY costumes in my day, but this just might take the cake. Looking for MORE DIY Costume inspiration? Be sure to check out all of the other Michaels Makers Boo-It-Yourself Halloween ideas on the Michaels blog!

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Kimberly Sneed
Hi, I'm Kimberly! A working mom, wife to my best friend and mother to three adorable boys. By day I work in social media and by night I attempt to make our house a home. I enjoy all things creative and love to share my adventures with you!
Kimberly Sneed

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