Dr. Seuss has had an enormous impact on the childhood of many people by allowing them to read life-changing stories that are entertaining by nature. He is the author name behind some of the most famous childhood books that include titles like The Cat in the Hat, and Green Eggs and Ham. With all of that being said, Dr. Seuss costume ideas definitely seem like a fantastic idea!
Not only will people recognize these various Dr. Seuss costumes when being worn, but it will also allow them to reminisce about the times that they heard some of the stories when they were younger.
The costume that is shown above is only one of the many ideas that you will find throughout this article!
A Homemade Horton The Elephant Costume With Things From Around The House
I have to say that this is one of the best costume ideas for people that are on a budget because it can be completely created from things that you already have around your house.
The steps are simple:
-Put on dark grey clothes to cover as much of your body as possible (minus your face). You can wear a grey tracksuit with a hoodie or opt to go with jeans, the only real thing that matters is the fact that they are a shade of grey that resembles an elephant.
-Get a piece of circular duct that is about 2 feet long. These ducts are used in heating and A/C systems, and can be found at almost any hardware store.
-Make one hole on each side of one end of the duct. You can use a drill or even a pen to make these holes.
-Take a small piece of stretchy material and tie each end in one of the holes that you have drilled. The stretchy piece of material will be used to hold the duct to your face.
The piece of duct will serve as Horton’s trunk and the dark grey clothes will make your body look like that of an elephant. I would say that this is one of the easiest Dr. Seuss costumes to pull off because it only requires you to craft one piece of the costume...the other steps simply involve putting on clothes.
Alternately, you can take a look at the wide selection of Dr. Seuss costumes on Amazon if you want something that looks EXACTLY like the Dr. Seuss character and can afford to spend some money on it!
Style Your Hair In A Seuss-y Way
I was confused when I first heard the word “seuss-y” being used in a sentence; however, I recently found out that it meant something or someone that resembled qualities of a Dr. Seuss character. With that being said, you can actually style your hair to look like one of the characters that Dr. Seuss would use in one of his books.
The idea here is to style your hair in an insanely weird way that is meant to attract a lot of attention.
Here are some ideas:
-Use 10-12 hairbands to create a tall ponytail that stands over the top of your head. It is hard to imagine but the ponytail should literally be standing nearly upright on your head. You can also use some moose to help your hair stand up straight.
-Create two upright pigtails using a TON of mouse! Grab half of your hair in either hand and put a lot of mouse in it. Use hairbands to secure the bunches of hair in place.
Thing 1 And Thing 2
This one is relatively simple, and by far the simplest of the Dr. Seuss costume ideas that are found throughout this article! Head on over to Amazon and search through their Thing 1 and Thing 2 shirts. Find one that suits your needs and fits your budget, and buy it (if you want to).
Dr. Seuss’ Things are known to have blue hair so you can either use some hair spray paint to colour your hair or simply purchase a wig from a costume shop. The most important aspect is the shirt that you are wearing; the hair simply makes the costume look complete!
This is also the perfect Dr. Seuss costume idea for couples to use because it can incorporate two people. One person can dress up as Thing 1 and the other person can dress up as Thing 2. What makes these costumes even greater is the fact that they can also be worn separately! Each person can venture off and still have an amazing costume.
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Dr. Seuss was an influential author that changed the lives of many people, so dressing up in one of his costumes is one of the best decisions that you can make. These Dr. Seuss costume ideas are perfect for Halloween, and will even work for your school’s Book Week. For an added effect, you can even talk like Dr. Seuss by making up funky words and rhyming as you speak!