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This project came in as en entry for MAKE’s microcontroller-themed Halloween contest, and is sadly ineligible for lack of use of a microcontroller, but they’re the most impressive Where the Wild Things Are costumes I’ve ever seen. Kadijah Moss Guidry writes in:

Well we loved the characters so much and my twin daughters really wanted to be them. I went to work on it with cardboard, old fur coats, fur remnants , an old leopard costume from years ago, animal house slippers and my imagination. I have no experience or education in design or sewing but it came out great. It took about 1 week to do the first costume headpiece and about 3-4 days for the second headpiece. My daughters were very pleased and so was I. Everywhere we went we were stopped and crowds of people wanted to take pictures. No one could believe that these were made at home. Some people were so amazed they started to get emotional. It was kind of weird but I was flattered. My daughters were so proud of their costumes.

12 thoughts on “Amazing Wild Things Costumes

  1. WOW! What a super mother you are, to work so hard for just one night! Years ago, I refused to do anything that entailed sewing or money! i.e., One year my girl was a punk, with torn tights and tee, a super short skirt, a wig I already had and combed and sprayed into a mohawk and $1.00 yard sale high heels. She was invited into more than one home for photos!
    Another time, a long blonde wig, a short fur coat, a ‘lil black dress’ and lots of makeup, Lonie Anderson!
    You however, are a saint! Doing all that work to make your kids smile. You get the 2009 Mommy medal of honour!

  2. WOW! What a super mother you are, to work so hard for just one night! Years ago, I refused to do anything that entailed sewing or money! i.e., One year my girl was a punk, with torn tights and tee, a super short skirt, a wig I already had and combed and sprayed into a mohawk and $1.00 yard sale high heels. She was invited into more than one home for photos!
    Another time, a long blonde wig, a short fur coat, a ‘lil black dress’ and lots of makeup, Lonie Anderson!
    You however, are a saint! Doing all that work to make your kids smile. You get the 2009 Mommy medal of honour!

  3. WOW! What a super mother you are, to work so hard for just one night! Years ago, I refused to do anything that entailed sewing or money! i.e., One year my girl was a punk, with torn tights and tee, a super short skirt, a wig I already had and combed and sprayed into a mohawk and $1.00 yard sale high heels. She was invited into more than one home for photos!
    Another time, a long blonde wig, a short fur coat, a ‘lil black dress’ and lots of makeup, Lonie Anderson!
    You however, are a saint! Doing all that work to make your kids smile. You get the 2009 Mommy medal of honour!

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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