So You by Erica Sue with Sew You by Erica Sue: Where the Wild Things Are

Since Lower Elementary has a Storybook Parade at school, my boys’ costumes usually have a storybook theme.  This year though was big one’s first year in Upper Elementary, and instead they have a Vocabulary Parade.  He got the word “monstrous”, which we figured would go perfectly with “Where the Wild Things Are”.  I made little one Max’s wolf suit, and big one was a Wild Thing.  He chose to create his own Wild Thing that wasn’t in the book, rather than emulating one of the characters in the story.

I used Butterick B3238 for the headpieces (since I already had the pattern cut out from Curious George last year) and substituted ears that we created.  I used Pellon sew-in heavyweight interfacing so the ears would stand up, and sandwiched that between felt. For Max, I traced some khaki pants, and sewed buttons onto an Old Navy shirt.  The Wild Thing is wearing gray pants he already had and we sewed his belly and spikes onto an Old Navy shirt.  Both boys have felt “claws” sewn to their sleeve openings. 

Here are some photos of our pre-trick-or-treating “wild rumpus” as the sun set over our street.
“The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another…”

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“…till Max said “BE STILL!” and tamed them with the magic trick of staring into all their yellow eyes without blinking once and they were frightened and called him the most wild thing of all…”2048-7887
“And now,” cried Max, “let the wild rumpus start!”2048-7907 (2)2048-78952048-79252048-7849 (2)
“But the wild things cried, “Oh please don’t go – we’ll eat you up – we love you so!”2048-7921