DIY Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2 Costumes
Dr. Seuss Day is March 2. In many schools, kiddos are encouraged to dress up like their fave Dr. Seuss characters. So I thought is was a great time to post the DIY Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2 Costumes I made a few Halloween’s ago. (And really any reason to post this adorable pic! 🙂 )
Cat in the Hat Costume
- Black sweatshirt and sweatpants
- Wide, long piece of red felt
- White gloves
- Red and white hat
Easy peasy. Wear black sweats and white gloves, then tie a large bow with the red felt around the neck.
You can buy the Cat in the Hat hat fairly inexpensive. Or if you sew, make one with felt like I did. Cut circle top base, then approx 2-3 inch wide strips of alternating white and red in the same diameter. Sew strips together and seam up the back. After, attach it to the circle top. For brim, cut circle 3 inches wider than the base, then cut the inside diameter same as the base/strips.
Thing 1 and Thing 2 Costume
- Red sweatsuits
- White gloves
- Bright blue yarn and ski hat
- White paint and permanent marker
Once again, You can buy Thing 1 and Thing 2 shirts or make your own. Paint on the white circle and then use a book or online pics for reference on the font. Use the marker to draw on the “Thing 1” wording.
Cut the yarn into about 4-5 inch strips. Tie two together by knotting them in the middle. Take a winter ski hat, as close to the right blue as possible (I actually made a hat out of the same color blue jersey) and attach the yarn hair onto it. You can either hot glue them or hand sew them using the knot as the base.