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The Grinch and his Dog Max Costume

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The Grinch and his Dog Max Costume

the Grinch and his dog Max

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Costume type:  Costumes for Babies
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes, Cartoon Costumes, Literary Costumes

This homemade costume for babies entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Whitley, the 'The Grinch and Max' costume creator:

These are my two sweet boys. My oldest son, Teagan, who is 2 1/2, is dressed as the Grinch from the famous Dr. Suess story, 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas.' My youngest son, Taeson, who is 6 1/2 months is dressed as Max, the Grinch's dog, also from 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas.'

I was watching 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas one day with my two year old and thought to myself, "the Grinch would be a super cute costume, but how can I make that?" I have made a promise to myself that I am always going to make my kids costumes from scratch. I just have way too much fun making them! I started thinking about the costume and did some research realizing I need to buy olive green shaggy fabric. That is just what I did. I bought this fabric off of eBay for about $20. To make the Grinch I used olive green shaggy fabric, pieces of a tupperware lid cut to size to fit his foot to make the Grinch's long hairy toes, a tupperware bowl to make the Grinch's big belly, and some hot glue, needle and thread, and a dear husband to help me.

After I was finished with the Grinch, I needed to figure out Max. This was surprisingly more difficult than the Grinch. I wanted a fabric that looked like dog fur, I thought I would be able to find an coat or sweater that had similar fur at Goodwill, but I couldn’t find anything. Then I went to Ross one night looking for something to use for the fabric for Max. I had found it! Ironically I had found a dog blanket that was furry on one side and soft on the other. I decided that the furry side was going to be perfect for Max’s fur. I also made Max a hat with ears from a stuffed dog toy I found at a thrift shop. I cut the ears off of the toy and sewed them onto the hat I had made.

I used the same supplies as I did with the Grinch costume on Max. I accesorized the Grinch with a Santa hat and some make up and I glued on fur on his eyebrows and his side burns. I accessorized Max with reindeer antlers.

Both the costumes probably cost around $20 each. The costumes took a good week working on it everyday and there was green shag fabric all over my house, but I enjoyed every second!

Rating: 4.1 of 5. Votes: 12

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#1 comment by Renea coberly October 13, 2015

Any chance that you still have the grinch costume?? If so, can I purchase it from you?

#2 comment by Natalie October 5, 2017

Hi! Are you interested in selling your grinch costume? My 2.5 year son is going as the grinch this year and his older sister is going as Cindy Lou who. I can't find a costume that I like and I am not As creative. I would be willing to buy for your cost of materials and time. Please let me know ASAP Emil is my name at gmail(Natalie fuoco)

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