Dr. Seuss Day Costumes

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Dr. Seuss Day, also known as Read Across America Day, is usually on March 2nd, which is Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Many schools have students dress up as favorite literary characters. If you need Dr. Seuss dress up ideas for school this year, I’m sharing three Dr. Seuss character costumes and a Skippyjon Jones costume idea that we made for my children over the years.  Let’s have fun this year with Dr. Seuss dress up day ideas.We love Dr. Seuss in our family.  I remember how much I enjoyed Dr. Seuss books and TV shows as a child. And to be honest, I still love Dr. Seuss books as an adult. 

collage of children in colorful Dr. Seuss costumes

Over the years, my children have attended schools that encourage the students to dress up for Dr. Seuss Day.  The children were asked to dress as a Dr. Seuss character or as their favorite literary character.

Dr. Seuss Day Costumes

Here are easy and adorable (if I do say so myself)  homemade Dr. Seuss Day costumes that we’ve made in our family. 

Sneetches Costumes

child in Dr. Seuss Sneetch costume with text overlay reading Star-Belly Sneetch

The Sneetches costume was a match-your-friend costume.  My daughter’s friend went as a Plain-Belly Sneetch. This was a last-minute, night before costume.  We ran to the craft store in the evening and grabbed 2 yellow tee-shirts.  We cut 2 pointy collars out of a scrap of fabric we had.  These collars just laid on top of the tee-shirt.  We cut 1 star out of construction paper and stapled it to the tee-shirt.  We wrapped 3 black pipe cleaners around 2 different headbands.  And voila! Quick and easy Dr. Seuss costume for your child AND for a friend. Update – you can see my step-by-step tutorial for this easy Dr. Seuss Costume – The Sneetches.

a collage of 5 images of different Dr. Seuss crafts

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Thing 1 and Thing 2 Costumes

2 girls dressed at Thing 1 and Thing 2

These Dr. Seuss costume Thing 1 and Thing 2 costumes one took about 2 hours on a weekend, plus drying time.  My daughter and her friend got together and painted the tee-shirts themselves with fabric paint. They placed The Cat in The Hat book on the table and used copied the Thing 1 and Thing 2 logo freehand.   They put the rest of the costume  together from clothes they already had.  

SkippyJon Jones Costume

child dressed in Skippy Jon Jones costume with book

We’re big fans of SkippyJon Jones in our family.  This was another last-minute costume.  We stapled felt ears to a knit cap we already had and whipped together a simple green cape that we drew lines on with a marker.  We made the black mask out of a scrap of fabric that we already had. I simply followed the image of SkippyJon Jones in the book. It took less than an hour to create this fun costume.

Quick and Easy Dr. Seuss Costumes for a Variety of Characters 

2 children wearing Dr. Seuss antenna costumes with title text reading Quick & Easy Dr. Seuss Costumes

 You can find my tutorial that takes only minutes to make for this easy Dr. Seuss Costume. 

I wish my children were young enough to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day with costumesSigh.  Hope this inspires you to celebrate with your little ones. Treasure these costumes and Dr. Seuss Day celebrations because they fly by much too quickly!

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