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Dr. Seuss is in the House!

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Dr. Seuss Characters - Homemade costumes for families

We Are Ready for Halloween!!

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Photo #1 - We Are Ready for Halloween!! Photo #2 - What Would Dr. Seuss Think? Photo #3 - Grinch, Star Bellied Sneetch, Cat in the Hat (scary one!), Cindy Lou Who, and Thing 1 & Thing 2! Photo #4 - The Guys Pose for a Picture! Photo #5 - Thing 1 and Thing 2--Their 1st Halloween in the USA! What Great Sports! Photo #6 - The Grinch!! Do You Want Some Candy???? Photo #7 - Cindy Lou Who! Photo #8 - Cindy Lou Who---She Had to Have her Hair Fixed Just Right! Photo #9 - Our Scary Cat in the Hat! Photo #10 - Star Bellied Sneetch!
Costume type:  Costumes for Families
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Literary Costumes

This homemade costume for families entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Susan, the 'Dr. Seuss Characters' costume creator:

We recently adopted 2 toddler boys from China and this was their very first Halloween, so we wanted to try to go with a costume that wasn't so scary for them. We chose Dr. Seuss!!
Since everyone thinks they are twins (they are 7 months apart) we decided to go with Thing 1 and Thing 2 for them! I bought a pattern and made the shirts and pants from red fleece, then put the white circle on with the iron on material and accessorized with fabric paint, including glow in the dark outlining. The wigs were bought on amazon.com.
My husband is the Grinch and I accessorized a tank that I bought for $1 at Walmart and he wore a long sleeved red shirt underneath. He wore pajama pants to make it look even funnier! We painted a wig green and pinned the Santa hat to the top of the wig!
I was a Star Bellied Sneetch,and I made that costume from a pattern meant to be either a penguin or a toucan bird. I added the star and gave it my own special twist to it by adding confetti stars. I bought the yellow wig on Ebay! We use Snazaroo face paint for all of us and I bought it on Ebay.
My oldest son agreed to the Dr. Seuss theme, but only if he could be a scary Cat in the Hat!I bought the shirt and pants from Goodwill and we used blood capsules to accessorize the shirt. We used stuffing inside the hat to make it stand up straight. I made the big crazy looking bow from red fleece.
My daughter is Cindy Lou Who and I bought her dress and red cape from Goodwill. I sewed the white trim onto the cape and we accessorized the outfit with costume jewelry. I used a plastic cup on top of her head and used 4 pieces of wire--one for each braid and finished her hair off with gold glitter spray!
What a great night! And---Zach and Tian (adopted from China in July 2012) had a VERY successful 1st Halloween in the United States!

Rating: 4.6 of 5. Votes: 104

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#1 comment by Sarah November 6, 2012

AWESOME costumes!!!!! Susan, you put a lot of thought and work into all of these, and they look fabulous!! Everybody had to have loved them, everywhere you went!

#2 comment by Kim November 6, 2012

You look MARVELOUS! (insert Billy Crystal accent here)
Absolutely love all the homegrown touches and applaud your hard work! You have upped the bar for family costumes to be sure ;)

#3 comment by Lisa Perrymond November 6, 2012

The entire family looks GREAT!!! Awesome costumes!!

#4 comment by Susan November 7, 2012

Lots of work went into the costumes but it was SO worth it! Zach and Tian were not scared at all on Halloween night and they got SO many great comments!

#5 comment by Dawn November 7, 2012

Soooooo CUTE, love it! I would never have been able to come up with anything so creative.

#6 comment by Andrea November 7, 2012

I love this. How creative.

#7 comment by Mannon November 7, 2012

Great Job with the costumes!

#8 comment by Paula Hollingsworth November 7, 2012

Awesome costumes!!! The whole family looks great!!!!

#9 comment by Gina Alexander November 7, 2012

Love my Crazy Family in Colorado! You guys are awesome!!

#10 comment by Nicole Cloyd November 7, 2012

What a very clever person you are Susan.

#11 comment by andrea November 7, 2012

Great costumes. Love your theme.

#12 comment by Sheree Adams November 7, 2012

Awesome! You all look great!

#13 comment by Mary wells November 7, 2012

These are awesome!! Great job!

#14 comment by Abbie November 7, 2012

Susan and family, you outdid yourselves! You guys look AWESOME! You can tell how much parents love their kids when they put so much effort into such things!

#15 comment by Sandra November 7, 2012

I love these costumes because they show such creativity. It is especially nice that you had a costume for each family member and there were no duplications. I'm sure your family must have been a hit on Halloween!

#16 comment by Barbara Brader November 8, 2012

Susan, you did a great job on the costumes and finding a way to introduce the boys to halloween in the states. You and Mark are such great parents!!

#17 comment by sonya November 8, 2012

you guys look GREAT.... love Halloween, cant wait to see what you do next year.

#18 comment by Carrie Kahl November 8, 2012

awesome!!! I give it 5 stars. Very creative!

#19 comment by Mom November 9, 2012

Love these costumes! I can tell a lot of work went into making them. Great !

#20 comment by Susan November 9, 2012

Thanks SO much everyone!! Still hoping to move further up!!

#21 comment by Hanh Nguyen November 11, 2012

Love your creativity and how you guys know how to do fun! You guys nailed it!!!

#22 comment by Mark November 12, 2012

Still hoping more people will vote before the contest ends! Susan worked hard at making all of these costumes!

#23 comment by Marlene November 12, 2012

A-MAZE-ING!! How adorable and creative!

#24 comment by Grant November 13, 2012

SO close to being in the top 100! Way to go!

#25 comment by Kelly November 14, 2012

Presenting the Griswolds of Halloween! You go girl!

#26 comment by Susan November 15, 2012

We are moving up! Now at #98--up from #375!!! Woo hoo!!!

#27 comment by Susan November 16, 2012

Trying hard to get more votes! Making the costumes by hand was a lot of work & we'd love to win something!!

#28 comment by Leslie Giesbrecht November 17, 2012

Great costumes! Good old Dr. Seuss :)

#29 comment by Amy B November 17, 2012

So Awesome!! You all look great you could star in the next Grinch movie!!

#30 comment by Sandi November 17, 2012

What a lot of work! I know it was worth it,though, for the fun you had!

#31 comment by Cara November 18, 2012

Yea, Mom! #85 now! We're moving on up!

#32 comment by andrea November 18, 2012

Wow what an amazing job you did. Awesome.

#33 comment by Greg November 18, 2012

Great job, Susan! You did a wonderful job.

#34 comment by jciolli November 19, 2012

You rock!! What fabu costumes:)

#35 comment by Carrie Johnson November 19, 2012

L-o-v-e this!!! So creative and fun getting the entire family involved! This is great!

#36 comment by Christine November 19, 2012

The Grinch is my fav and Cindy Lou Who's eye look so cool. Wonderful job.

#37 comment by Susan November 19, 2012

We are #62 now!! Thank you for the wonderful comments & votes! Maybe we can make it to the top 50 by the end of the contest!!

#38 comment by Marla sabadell November 19, 2012

Such a talented family!! :)

#39 comment by andrea November 20, 2012

Susan do your talents ever stop? Amzing job.

#40 comment by Susan November 20, 2012

Thanks to everyone!! 6 hours left until the contest ends!! We are #60 now!!

#41 comment by Mark November 20, 2012

Should be number ONE
Just for all the FUN
these costumed created!

#42 comment by Susan November 21, 2012

Yea! We are now #55! I handmade the Sneetch, the Thing 1 and Thing 2 and accessorized the Grinch by making the G out of fabric and putting it on the shirt. I did all of the face painting. I put together the Cindy Lou and Cat in the Hat by buying things at Goodwill and adjusting them to fit. I hand made the Cat's bow tie also! Thanks for voting!

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