The headpiece for the Wild Thing provided some interesting challenges. I wanted it to be at least recognizable as the character in the book, and be light enough for my four-year-old to wear comfortably. It turned out fairly well, and was very popular around the neighborhood.
We all love the book. I hope this inspires a few people to make their own Wild Things costumes!
Step 1: Create a base to work from
Step 2: Make a wearable hat-shaped base
I used more cardboard, hot glue, and tape to fill in the gaps and strengthen the the upper part of the base.