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
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.
What You’ll Need:
- Elastic banding
- Liquid stitch
- Golden wool felt
- Craft fur
- Craft boa (not shown, but simply cut and pinned on for tail)
- 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).
- 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!