Thing 1 and Thing 2 Halloween costumes are the perfect choice for twins or siblings close in age. They make a great best friend costume idea too. Even teens love this idea. Plus, they’re extremely simple to make. No sewing is required to bring these Dr. Seuss characters to life. You might even have the main body of the costume already. With you as the Cat in the Hat by their side, kids will be sure to take first prize in the Halloween costume contest.
Thing 1 and Thing 2 are red.
In fact, they’re red all over. How do you accomplish this without sewing? Use footed red pajamas as the main part of the Halloween costume. Your kids may already have some. Are they getting a bit small? That’s OK. Cut out the feet. Now kids can wear sturdy, comfortable shoes for trick or treating.
How do you make that famous blue hair?
If you’re really ambitious, you can use knit hats and some blue yarn. Just poke each strand of yarn through the hats. Knot it on the inside so it doesn’t pull back through. If this sounds like too much work, you can buy blue wigs. Justify your purchase when you make those troll doll costumes next year.
How will people recognize Thing 1 and Thing 2?
Cut circles from an old white t-shirt. Write on them with fabric paint or bold black marker, “Thing 1” and “Thing 2”. Pretty easy, right? How do you attach the circle to the costume without sewing? Use fabric glue or safety pins. Pin from the inside of the red pj’s so pins don’t show.
Glue fishbowls to the wigs of Thing 1 and Thing 2.
Use artificial (dries solid) water from the floral department of a craft store. Let it dry almost completely before adding your plastic fish. That way, he can appear to be jumping out of the water.
Bring Thing 1 and Thing 2 to the party in a box.
An old shipping crate works great. They’ll have to get to the party before everyone else and hide in the box. Still, the grand entrance will be worth it. It might even earn them first prize for best costume.
Dress as The Cat in the Hat.
After all, someone has to open the box. You’ll need a red and white striped tall top hat, a black t-shirt and black pants. You’ll also need white gloves for your hands and a big red bow to tie around your neck. Use Halloween make-up to draw yourself a cat face.
Portions of this article were originally published by this author on a now closed Yahoo property.