My one year old son just loves when we read books to him. My husband and I saw "Where the Wild Things Are" and I bought it knowing it was one of my favorite books when I was a kid. Half way through the book Max cries out, "Let the wild rumpus start!" Then the next three pages shows them partying. Well, we got up and jumped around and danced, while yelling "RUMPUS, RUMPUS, RUMPUS"! My little boy just laughed uncontrollably, he loved it so much! That's when I thought how great would it be if we could reenact this together, and so it began, the Moran's turned into WILD THINGS.
Step 1: The Heads
Let me start off with, we bought my sons costume, thinking that realistically that having a Max would be the end of it, that it would be impossible to create the trio. Making the costume took all month! I just started to paper mached a yoga exercise ball during my sons nap time, and then let it dry all day and night. I did 3 to 4 layers per head.
We then cut out bowl size eyes and flipped them over for the eye socket. We then used styrofoam for the eye balls. Adding dimension was key for these costumes.
We then used rolled up paper to create the nose, cheekbones, horns, ears, and eyebrows. We used poster board for the mouths, and cut an opening to see out of. We taped down all of this and re-paper mached it. We spray glued fur to Carols head, and hot glued red yarn to KWs head.Then my husband painted two works of art! I was shocked, with all of his detail!