Picture of Where the Wild Things Are Max Costume for Any Size

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!

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
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
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Mrs.Liza made it!1 year ago

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



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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