Who loves Dr. Seuss? Me! Me! I love Dr. Seuss. I love him with juice. I love him with mousse. I love Dr. Seuss with a goose. I love him, love him, that’s the truth. Sorry. Couldn’t help myself. Dr. Seuss Day is March 3rd this year. And no matter how much I plan for it, it always seems to sneak up on me. Just in case you’re in the same boat (with a goat? sorry!) that Sam I am, here is a super quick and easy Dr. Seuss costume idea and it’s perfect for a variety of Dr. Seuss character costumes.
With three children, I’ve had my share of last-minute, mom’s-in-a-panic costume DIYs. The great thing about Dr. Seuss costumes is that they’re easy and fun to make. So, don’t worry if you’re reading this just hours before you need to produce a Dr. Seuss themed costume.
Quick and Easy Dr. Seuss Costume
I’m telling you, this one is embarrassingly easy (but then those are my favorite kind of projects). Grab 2 or 3 pipe cleaners and a hat, a hair band or a hair clip. (I had to add the hat ’cause there is no way my son was going to wear a hair band or hair clip!)
I used 2 pipe cleaners. I bent one to make 2 slightly shorter sprouts (what are those things on Dr. Seuss character heads? hair? antennae? something else?). Bend the bottom of the longer pipe cleaner to use to attach the sprouts.
Twist your pipe cleaners together and use the tail of the longer one to secure the pipe cleaners together by wrapping it once or twice around the base. Bend your pipe cleaners in fun, wacky Dr. Seuss-ish ways.
Attach the sprout under the button on the top of your hat, or through one of the air holes.
If you’re using a hair band or hair clip, just attach the sprout securely. Ta da! You’ve got the easiest Dr. Seuss costume ever! You could add a bright solid color tee-shirt to complete your quick and easy Dr. Seuss character costume.
More Dr Seuss Costume Resources
If you have 10 minutes, you can whip up our easy Sneetches costume. The Sneetches costume is perfect to coordinate with a friend so you can have joint costumes.
More Dr. Seuss Costume Ideas
- Easy Dr. Seuss Costume – The Sneetches – Make this easy Dr Seuss Costume of The Sneetches in minutes. It works great as a single costume or as a couple, BFF, family or group costume.
- Dr. Seuss Day Costumes – 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
- One Fish Two Fish Costume DIY Dr Seuss Costume
Happy Dr. Seuss Day and happy reading!
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