You know I love easy, fun costumes so this project was a no brainer for me. All you need is an orange hoodie and yellow felt. I originally hoped to find yellow fur but it wasn’t readily available. No problem though because the yellow felt worked great!
I printed my Lorax mustache template at 640% for a fun oversized mustache. The eye brow shapes started as 1/2 of the mustache template. I trimmed it up a bit and added few details to get the right look.
Before working with the felt, I hot glued two pieces together to make it less transparent and sturdier but you could probably skip that step if you want.
I attached the mustache to the sides of the hoodie using hook and eye fasteners. I had to test it out on Q first to figure out the best placement which will vary with each child and sweatshirt. I attached the eye brows with a couple of quick stitches to the top of the hood, making sure they would hang down a little over the edge.
Overall this quick project turned out better than I anticipated. It would be great as an easy Halloween costume especially if you have big Dr. Seuss fans or are in a school district that only allows kids to dress up as book characters! And hey what a fun way to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday or even Earth Day! I know it’s a fun, silly addition to our dress up box!
Which Dr. Seuss character is your favorite?
You might also like this fun Lorax craft & snack.