Grinch Costume: Ideas
Think mean, green, and completely un-merry when dressing to impress for a Halloween or Christmas party. The big, furry Grinch was usually dressed in a bright red jacket and Santa hat, pointed elf shoes, and a menacing smirk. Choose from several incredible options that are dead ringers for Dr. Seuss’ mercenary, yet somehow likeable, classic character from How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Making your own Grinch costume is a simple and enjoyable way to dress up for a theme party, Halloween night, or Christmas event. You can quickly transform into the bitter grump with the coldest of hearts with just a few simple materials.
If sewing a Grinch costume isn’t your thing, try this simple DIY. The supplies can be found at your local craft store or, of course, online. The Grinch would be nothing without his sticky, furry fingers (which he uses to steal all of the children’s presents). You will need an old pair of gloves (or green gloves), olive green faux fur, and fabric super glue. To make the gloves, simply follow these simple instructions:
Grinch Costume: Looks
Cut the fur into ten pieces, each about four inches long and one inch wide. Glue these pieces along the finger of the glove, leaving a small amount hanging over the tip of the glove to give the appearance of long fingers. Cut two more fur pieces two to three inches wide and long enough to wrap around the wrist. Glue these pieces around the glove’s wrist for a full fur effect. You can use tights, leggings, or pants for the bottom portion of the costume, depending on your personal preference. Just make sure to use the Grinch’s signature olive green colour. You’ll also need fabric super glue and olive green faux fur. Make the pants by following the steps below: Make a lot of square-shaped faux fur pieces. Line the back edges of the fur with fabric glue, piece by piece, and quickly adhere to the pants, beginning at the top. As you work your way down the pant leg, make sure the edges of each piece of fur are aligned so that the pants are completely covered.
Elf shoes are required for sneakily tip-toeing around town. These shoe covers are simple to make and use few materials, some of which you may already have on hand. Gather some red felt fabric, a needle and thread, and some white pom-poms. Print a free elf shoe pattern, such as this one from Valita’s Designs & Fresh Folds. A pencil and scissors are also required. To make the elf shoes, do the following: Draw the shoe pattern onto the fabric with a pencil. Fold the fabric in half and repeat the process on the other side. A long side several inches longer than your foot, a curved back with a straight ankle, and an upward-curling toe should make up the shape. Remove the two sides. Fold the fabric so that when you cut along the lines, you have two of the same side, resulting in two separate shoe covers.
Stitch the right and left sides of each shoe together, leaving a space for your ankle. Stitch the bottom, then the heel, the top, and the toe. Then, using a couple stitches, secure the pom-pom to the tip of the toe.