Quick and Easy Dr. Seuss Costume

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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. 

green Dr Seuss style antenna on red hat and person with brown hair with title text reading Quick and Easy Dr. Seuss Costume

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

red baseball cap, head band, hair clip and 3 green pipe cleaners on white table

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.

2 bent green pipe cleaners

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. 

twisted green pipe cleaners

Attach the sprout under the button on the top of your hat, or through one of the air holes. 

hand holding bent pipe cleaners to top of red hat

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. 

green Dr Seuss style antenna on red hat and person with brown hair with title text reading Quick and Easy Dr. Seuss Costumes

More Dr Seuss Costume Resources

Fun and Easy Dr. Seuss Crafts, Printables and more for all ages and skill- levels.

collage of Dr. Seuss craft images

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

Happy Dr. Seuss Day and happy reading!

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  1. I love this and I love Dr. Seuss too. I remember have his books when I was young and introduced them to my daughter when she was young too! This is a great and easy craft and one I know kids would love – heck I would be proud to wear them also!

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