“Where the Wild Things Are” Costumes

With Halloween being a few days away, costumes and dress up are on everyone’s minds.  Here’s what we’re doing this year.

My three-year-old is obsessed with Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.  When we started asking him what he wanted to be for Halloween this year, he would say, “a wild thing!”  And he would point to the striped topped wild thing.

Where the Wild Things Are

Image complements of The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia.

I would then ask, “Are you sure? Don’t you want to be Max?”  In which I’d get a quick, “Nope.”

Okay, so that meant the baby, my baby girl, mind you, would be Max.  With our costumes figured out, I started thinking about if I could make them or if I should just buy.  I was really hoping I would just happen to stumble across one at a consignment sale in the sizes I needed.  When that didn’t happen, I found this costume* and decided to give it a try.  And holy smokes, this costume is so freakin’ cute.

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