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Topic: Let the wild rumpus start! max and a wild thing (pic heavy)  (Read 7363 times)
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« on: November 01, 2009 12:31:39 PM »

Let the wild rumpus start!

Some of the adorable children in my life agreed to be Max and a Wild Thing for Halloween. Wikipedia tells me this Wild Thing is named Moishe (Hebrew for Moses). In the movie, he was named Carol, which is a girl's name, right? Oh well.
I made Moishe's mask out of paper-mache:

Then I put a yarn fringe around the edge, glued on paper horns, painted it, glued on a paper-mache nose and eyes, etc. I was really worried it would rain and everything would disintegrate, but it was fine.
For Max's tail

I used the method that Funthreads used for her yarn kitties (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=151384.0), except wider and longer.
Here is Max ruling:

Both of them having fun:

Moishe's tail was basically like a pompom, but really long and thin, and trimmed to taper at one end. The mask was over a wire frame on a bent wire hanger. The paint I mixed myself out of pink, orange, brown and white. To find out where to put the eye-holes, I taped cotton balls over my victim's eyes, put paint on them, and put the mask on. Then I made the holes where the paint was on the mask. Moishe's legs were old gi pants I drew on with marker, which went faster than I expected, and the top was an undershirt I covered with fabric left over from my candy corn costume. Max's crown was posterboard with tail-style fur glued on.
I did a photoshoot while it was light, and you can see a pompom on Moishe's head because I put the hook from the hanger around the pompom on a hat. It showed more than I'd expected, so for trick-or-treating used a different hat that didn't have a pompom on it, and poked the hook through the fabric, but I didn't get more pictures with the new hat. Also, Max got whiskers. He did have nice big ears, but they were inside the crown and I forgot to get a picture of them.
They were based on these picture: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_RMZjvFCGWS8/SdrUA7kAceI/AAAAAAAAAOY/VWUDz-RE0q0/s400/where-the-wild-things-are-costume.png (Max) and http://www.psychobabyonline.com/site/scpics/tmb/1248/where_the_wild_things_are.jpg (Moishe).
I'm only kicking myself for not thinking of this before the darn movie came out, since now everyone's doing Wild Things costumes. But I'm really pleased with how they turned out. It was easier than I expected to make Moishe look like the original Sendak illustrations, so I'm happy.
Plus I'll be happy if I get a lot of votes xD.
Thanks for looking!
« Last Edit: November 04, 2009 04:27:05 AM by MagicalGirl - Reason: forgot something again » THIS ROCKS   Logged

I'm looking for Simplicity 6340 (the 1970's sailor dress). PM me if you've got a copy to swop or sell! Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2009 07:32:00 AM »

Those are super cute!  Excellent job.
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009 10:00:40 AM »

Thanks! It was a lot of fun.

I'm looking for Simplicity 6340 (the 1970's sailor dress). PM me if you've got a copy to swop or sell! Cheesy
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009 10:54:01 AM »

I love it! Cheesy
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