Owen and Charlie have recently become obsessed (to put it mildly) with the movie, The Lorax. It’s actually fine by us. The ‘movie’ they liked before was this terrible video / homemade movie about helicopters (sorry to whomever made that…I’m sure it was a big hit in 1992). It’s all they wanted to watch. Ever. They don’t watch TV much, in fact The Lorax is the only thing they watch currently, and only for 10-15 minutes here and there. Which, as I’m sure you other moms can relate, isn’t always a terrible thing. Sometimes you just need them to have a little downtime!!
One day Owen decided that Charlie looked like the Lorax, and I have to admit, with what he was wearing, he did resemble the forest-dwelling creature… just a bit. You see, Charlie inherits most of Owen’s clothes. Charlie is 18 months old. He is still wearing some of Owen’s 12 month PJ’s (because I’m lazy and haven’t gone down to dig out the 18 month box). Needless to say, his footie pajamas are a bit tight. After a big meal, his baby belly sticks out, and if he’s wearing his form fitting jammies, he does resemble to Lorax a bit. That, and he really needs a haircut (who’s his mom, anyway?).
Long story, short (well, not really…sorry) … we decided Charlie should be The Lorax for Halloween. I was all excited that I finally had a good, original idea for a costume … and then I checked Pottery Barn Kids. What? They sell a Lorax costume?!? I guess it’s not so original. Shoot! It is $55, however…on sale. I’m determined to make my own. I have a sewing machine. I can follow a pattern (?) or a tutorial, right? Stay tuned to how that turns out (fingers crossed).
To get to the point of today’s Friday Faves (about time, huh?) … I’ve decided to feature by top 10 favorite Dr. Seuss inspired costumes. Some you can buy … some DIY’s. Enjoy!
#1. Probably the most popular (aside from maybe the Cat in the Hat), Thing 1 and Thing 2 costumes. Check this site out … complete with a wig tutorial:
#2. How about a cute ‘thing’ for a little girl. Just absolutely love these cute costumes (and very happy models):
#3. What about literally being, a Cat IN the Hat. Check it out here.
#4, What about Horton the Elephant?
#5. Maybe do this Grinch Costume ... you can use it again as a Christmas costume? Only $120 (!!)
#6 And from one of my favorite books of all time, Oh, The Places you’ll Go … check out this fancy get up!
#7. Sam I Am from Green Eggs and Ham:
#8. DIY Lorax Cape Tutorial (I can’t stop laughing … just LOVE this!)
#9. Or, as an easy DIY, go as a Truffula Tree from The Lorax. (pinterest find … source unknown)
And the finale, since we’re on the Lorax theme, checkout three of the characters here:
Well, wish me luck in trying to create a Lorax costume! Happy Friday, and have a great weekend!