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The main character, Max, in Where the Wild Things Are seems to be a popular costume for kids this year but when noclothes wanted to be be Max for Halloween, she couldn't find a costume for an adult and asked me to make one for her. Of course I said yes!
It might look complicated, but basically if you can use scissors and a sewing machine and have a bit of confidence and time, you can make this costume!

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Step 1: Materials

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For this project you will need:
-polar fleece, different amount depending on the size (I got 4 yards and ended up using only about 3)
-zipper or velcro
-baggy pants, baggy shirt and hood to use for a pattern (don't worry, you don't have to cut them up!)
-sewing machine (you could do this by hand if you have all the time in the world)
-thick paper, in gold if you can find it
-cheap/old shoes
-small amount of dark colored fabric

Step 2: Cut out the legs

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Lay out your fabric so it is folded double.  This way, you can cut through both layers and don't have to do as much work.  Lay out your baggy pants on top of the fabric and leaving about 1 inch around it, cut the shape of the pants out around the legs, but leave the waist attached to the rest of the fabric.  Also, make the legs about 16 or 18 inches longer than the pants to make into feet later (these pants were pretty long and it ended up working fine, but make sure you leave this extra fabric to save yourself some trouble).  Also, if the pants have an elastic waist, make sure you cut out to where the elastic is when it is stretched out, not where is is when it is relaxed.  The fabric won't stretch as much as the elastic and it will be too small!
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Mrs.Liza made it!11 months ago

made this for my sons preschool book week dress up. Love it!


Danger is my middle name (author)  Mrs.Liza11 months ago

Oh my gosh, that is too cute! I love the fluffy tail!

I know right! I want to make a new one every time he grows out of it! :D

LE-RZ1 year ago
angyl made it!1 year ago

This is great! I ran out of fabric before I could make arms, but it was so warm I am happy I skipped them. I wore it for the "Wild Rumpus Ride" bike party in the SF East Bay. Thanks for the proceedure, it worked perfectly!

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That's awesome! I think it looks cool without arms!

LE-RZ1 year ago
Where were u in those pictures?

It's not me in the pictures, but they were taken at the college I went to.

momijilover made it!2 years ago
i used your general idea and this is what i came up with .
That looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!
yaniimo2 years ago
Thank you so much for this tutorial. I made this costume for a friends birthday and it was so much fun!
Possumeth4 years ago
How tall is the model? I'm asking because I don't want to buy too much fabric and I want to base how much I buy off of this.
I believe she is about 5'7"
5'10" actually.
argh, sorry! I forget you're so tall!
al_fl4 years ago
You forgot the whiskers.
Danger is my middle name (author)  al_fl4 years ago
I was running short on time, but by all means, add the whiskers on your costume :)
homestuck4 years ago
You always do a great job. Hope you win
Thanks! I hope I win also, but theres so many good entries! Remind your friends to vote!
SHIFT!4 years ago
Nice job as always Danger! If I ever have kids, become an uncle caretaker or have a robot slave in need of a disguise, I will have to be sure to make this!
pizzahungry4 years ago
This is the best costume ever!
thanks :)
greekfan4 years ago
I am for sure making this for my son next year! So cute!
awesome! Glad you like it! Post pics, if you remember :)
I did this out of a hoodie. I totally forgot about the paws though.
I think the paws really add a lot of cuteness to the costume, but I imagine they could get annoying flapping around and stuff, although I had no complaints :)
I'm going to try adding paws and better ears.
You should post pictures!
I plan on it. :D
Awesome, can't wait to see it!
homestuck4 years ago
I should make it for my mom next year she would love it
do it, do it! They are so cozy! I might make one just to wear around when I'm cold, haha.
tbcross4 years ago
You know I wanted to go as Max, my teenagers said they wouldn't go with me if I did! Well thanks to you next year I will!! Love this,thanks and you could be a pro!
Aw, thanks! You should totally go as Max next year! I've seen a lot of little kids costumes but not as many "inner children" costumes for Max, haha.
My inner child escapes quite a bit :) and there aren't any adult directions that I have seen. Thanks bunches!
Yeah, I have seen a lot of wild thing costumes for adults but no Max costumes, so I thought there were probably others looking for one. I'm so glad you like it :)
homestuck4 years ago
5 stars
noclothes4 years ago
What an awesome costume! You could make costumes professionally!
You're biased :P
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