Introduction: Where the Wild Things Are KW and Carol

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 We Loved "where the wild things are" characters so much and my twin daughters really wanted to be them for Halloween. I went to work on it  with cardboard, old fur coats, fur remnanats, an old leopard costume from years ago, animal house slippers and my imagination. The noses were made out of pantyhoses and socks! I have no experience or education in design or sewing but it came out great. It took about 1 week to do Carol's head and then KW took about 3 days. My daughters were so pleased and so was I. 


Jesika917 (author)2015-10-30

These are amazing costumes!! :)

botoole91 (author)2014-06-07

stahp! youre making every other parent look bad! lol. this is way too cool and, by the way, awesomely done.

BR AFTERSHOCK (author)2013-10-31


jchantler (author)2013-10-09

I've made a lot of costumes, and I must say I am still extremely impressed by what you accomplished. Your first one???? Incredible! And how did you make the eyes? We all want to know.

KatieCrawford (author)2011-11-04

These are fabulous!!! I know you are proud! May I ask how you made the eyes?

sgarcia26 (author)2011-10-12

omg these are wonderful!! but what is the head made out of and how did you make it so that it isn't too heavy for your child to hold on his head all day?? thanks!!!!!!

ammartin_12 (author)2011-09-30


cprimitives (author)2011-09-22

These are awesome ! Very talented . I love them !

skinnymonkey (author)2011-08-25

Those are absolutely unbelievable and I can't believe you did them both in a week and a half. They look like they could spring to life any second. I love to make costumes and if I made something that looked even half this good I'd never let my kid take it off! Please post some more of your projects!

BlueberryCrazy (author)2011-03-13

Oh wow!!! These are sooooo cool!!!! They look just like the movie, talk about detail and accuracy!! You could make costumes to sell/hire out if you ever got tired of your day job...and your kids look thrilled to bits. They'll never forget these costumes. Awesome job :D

zombiefire (author)2011-03-06

can you please make an instructable

SaraR54 (author)2010-12-09

These are so incredible!! Your kids are so lucky to have a mom who makes such great costumes! I am amazed that you made these yourself; they make store bought costumes look so sad in comparison.

mobby666 (author)2010-11-07

Too cool for school..... Stunning!

poorboy01 (author)2010-11-07

It's amazing how creative you can be when your children inspire you.

descartesairplane (author)2010-11-01

Unbelievable! You definitely get my vote for costume of the century and your children are absolutely adorable! Keep up the great work, its important we show our children there's more value in make then buy.

Thanks! Justin

Beulah520 (author)2010-10-31

FANTASTIC!! Those adorable kids are so happy! The cutie pie smiles alone would win me over, but those costumes could make anyone smile that much!

Well done! So jealous :oD

tildedrinkstea (author)2010-10-31

Those kids must've been the happiest kids in the world that day! The costumes are incredible!

sniffydogs (author)2010-10-30

Amazing! You could easily do costumes and props for stage productions!

nerdmom920 (author)2010-10-29

These costumes are CRAZY good. If you haven't already gone pro, you should think about it.

dweebcentric (author)2010-10-29

those are some pretty happy kids!

mary candy (author)2010-10-29

ohh plizzzz
I wanted so much an ible of this thing!!!

mary candy (author)2010-10-29

I love this veryyy much!

kingotho (author)2010-10-28

Really really awesomely done!

lironess (author)2010-04-11

OMG you are the best mom ever!!!!! Plus you could have a second career to fall back on, you are that good!!!!

BECKBERRY (author)2010-02-27


Gibson1985 (author)2010-01-13

Somebody has an awesome mom! Kudos!

korybing (author)2009-12-09

Wow wow wow! The faces on these costumes are absolutely amazing, and the faces of your kids inside the costumes speaks volumes on how much they enjoyed them! Really fun, really creative!

mrfoltz (author)2009-11-26

 A-A-A-AH! Those kids have been eatin by monsters...... lol

sponges (author)2009-11-10

Pretty amazing, I have to say! The picture of you sitting on the floor ripping duct tape with your teeth, totally immersed in the project, really says a lot. Pure art, really. Good job!

burnerjack01 (author)2009-11-10

These may be the best, most professional quality costumes EVER!
The creator should be employed in a position to fully utilize this skill set.
Just amazing! I could never say enough. Just amazing.

kadijahmoss (author)burnerjack012009-11-10

 Wow. i think that is the greatest compliment I have received. Thanks so much. It really means so much to me.  Thanks again.

baileygrib (author)2009-11-06

put upp instructions plz!!!!!!! this is must do project!!!!! amazing job!

mayaallen (author)2009-11-05

Absolutley AMAZING!!!! And what a beautiful family:)

alexmarcel (author)2009-11-05

The happiness on that kid's face are the best prize for a wonderful work like this!

flio191 (author)2009-11-05

jaw droppingly awesome!!!

Greasetattoo (author)2009-11-05

GREAT job...
I love them!
Contest winner????

Drew101 (author)2009-11-05

Looks just like the movie--awesome

mikehatfelderdotcom (author)2009-11-05


Very Interesting (author)2009-11-04

In awe of your Wild Thingness!

mr_reese (author)2009-11-04

Incredible! Speechless.....

seamster (author)2009-11-03

These are just awesome. 

They're so lifelike and believable.  I'm curious how you made the eyes, the noses, and the detail in the fur.  A full instructable on these would be great!

(I posted my very cartoony interpretation of one of the wild things last year, but your versions completely kick the crap out mine.  Well done!)  

kadijahmoss (author)seamster2009-11-03

 Thanks for the response. I appreciate it. Well the eyes were made of flower balls from the florist and I painted them. I regret not taking step by step pictures. As I mentioned before I have no experience and didn't even think about documenting my progress. I made the eyes out of a pantyhose. Well really a panty! hee hee. It was stretchable and then I colored it too match the flesh color. The fur detail was done with markers. I used permanent colored makers to draw in facial lines. I really had to start over many times before I was done. It was a lot of work and it consumed my whole day, morning to night, for an entire week. Probably should've used some sort of book to guide me instead of starting over as many times as I did.

seamster (author)kadijahmoss2009-11-03

Well, your determination and effort really paid off.  They sure turned out nice! 

If you make anything in the future, be sure to take lots of photos--you've obviously got some talent that ought to be shown off!   Once again, very well done.

kadijahmoss (author)seamster2009-11-03

 Oh the facial expressions were made also by stuffing cotton from a pillow into areas where i thought would make expressions more obvious. i.e. under the cheeckbones, under eyelids, and under the top lip area. Staples were used to keep the lips prominent along with the permanent markers.

Frown lines in forehead and under the eyes were done with the permanent markers

kadijahmoss (author)seamster2009-11-03

 Oh the facia expressions were made also with stuffing cottom from a pillow into areas where I thought that would make expressions more obvious. i.e under the cheek bones, under the eye lids, and under the top lip. Staples were used to keep the lips prominent along with the permanent markers.

kadijahmoss (author)kadijahmoss2009-11-03

 frown lines in forehead were done with markers.

kadijahmoss (author)2009-11-03

 Frown lines were done with the markers.

h3llo41 (author)2009-11-03

 wow, awesome, i have to do this next year :D how did you make the head?

Honus (author)2009-11-03

Wow! Those are spectacular!

caitlinsdad (author)2009-11-03

These do look professionally made.  Who says you can't look fabulous in fur? (recycled real old fur coats or old real fur coats?)

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