Wednesday, February 22, 2012

DIY Dr. Seuss Costume Ideas

If you'll be involved in Read Across America Day activities on March 2, 2012, you may want to dress the part as a Dr. Seuss character! In the past I've dressed as the Cat in the Hat and Aunt Annie, but I wanted to do something different this year.  I searched Pinterest* and Google Images for homemade costume ideas and was impressed by how creative folks can be.

If you click the hyperlink under the photos (beside "Source"), it will open the original page, where you'll sometimes find information on achieving that particular look.

Thing 1 and 2

Make "Thing 1" hair from bulletin board paper!
A homemade "Thing 1" wig

Star Bellied Sneetch

The Cat and Cindy Lou Who

Cindy Lou

Another Cindy Lou Who

A third Cindy Lou Who

Make this hat and wear with black sweats, a red velvet Christmas bow and white gloves.

The cook from If I Ran the Zoo
If I Ran the Zoo has a cook in it. Craft a chef's costume by making a chef's hat and wearing it with a white shirt, apron, black pants and a bow tie.

Source: via Mikki on Pinterest

This has potential to be great Seuss hair, don't you think?

Source: via Mikki on Pinterest

Horton the Elephant

The Cat in the Hat...REALLY IN the hat

Seuss-y Hairstyle

Another Seuss-y Hairstyle

A Cindy Lou Who Hairstyle


If I ran the Zoo:
1. Gerald McGrew: striped pants, black men’s coat, white button down shirt, red necktie, red police hat
2. Persian prince: baggy pants, genie shoe covers, white shirt, dark vest, turban, mustache
3. Cook: white shirt, black bow tie, black pants, white apron, chef’s hat (make this one)
Please Try to Remember the First of Octember: Main Character wears blue jeans, red/white striped shirt, blonde short wig.

Dr. Seuss’s ABC
1. Aunt Annie: Big hat, white wig, spectacles, fluffy dress, pumps (and an alligator if you can manage it)
2. Barber: mustache, white lab coat, Yellow bow tie, black pants
3. King: crown, beard/mustache, robe, fur collar
4. Little Lola Lopp: Green dress, yellow wig, black shoes
5. Policeman: blue hat, blue coat, blue pants, yellow badge
6. Queen: crown, pearls, yellow wig, pink robe, fur collar, pumps
7. Rosy Robin Ross: Braided hair with a bow, plaid shirt, blue jeans, boots

I Can Read with my Eyes Shut, The Cat in the Hat,  or The Cat in the Hat Comes Back: Try this Cat in the Hat costume or this one.

Green Eggs and Ham: Sam wears a tall red hat and yellow clothes (gown, long t-shirt, etc.) and carries a platter with green eggs and ham. 

Sleep Book: Red footed PJ’s

How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Cindy Lou Who (1), Cindy Lou Who (2), Cindy Lou Who (3), or dress as the Grinch in green hair, face and hands, and wear a Santa Suit and fake monster teeth (saw this on the web- great idea, huh?)

How about that? I'm leaning toward the cook idea, but I'd love to hear from you before I decide. Please leave a comment with your own ideas or things you've seen!

Click here for school and classroom ideas about celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2.

*If you need a Pinterest invitation, use my "Contact Me" form at the top of the blog and I'll get one to you.


Kay said...

Oh wow!!! That would be so much fun!!! People can be so creative!! My daughter wishes her hair would obey to do those things!!

FineArtPainting said...

great carnival outfits!!!

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Have a happy, creative day!

Anonymous said...

I need some ideas on how to make norval the orange fish! anyone with ideas please comment her kindegarten class is having there dr.suess day tomorrow and she wants to dress up like norval the fish? help!

Anonymous said...

i meant to say

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing these Dr seus costume ideas.they can also make a great halloween costumes. Thanks.

I also feature some DIY halloween costumes. Feel free to check out my post featuring homemade halloween costumes too for more ideas and costume options. I hope they may help :)

Happy Halloween!
Homemade Halloween Costumes

Unknown said...

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