For Halloween in 2007, my kids were characters from the book "Where the Wild Things Are."
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
I started by cutting out a round piece of single-ply cardboard about 15 inches in diameter. I measured my son's head from front to back, and drew an inner circle slightly bigger in diameter than my boy's head.