What better Christmas costume is there than the classic Who from How the Grinch Stole Christmas?! We love this opportunity to dress up, and this year Anabelle finally had the hair enough to join! So I thought I’d add on to our Whoville series with this DIY kids Whoville costume tutorial!
Kids Whoville Costume:
Kids Whoville Hair:
The hair is a little shorter and finer than mine, but the same basic steps applied as the adult tutorial.
RELATED: Whoville Hair and Makeup Tutorial
1. Separate the top portion of hair.
Using a comb trace all the way around the top of the head to select the portion of hair for the top part of the Whoville hairstyle.
2. Add the cup.
Place a cup on top of the head in the middle of the separated portion of hair.
3. Tie it up.
Comb the hair upward to tighten and smooth, and secure with a hair tie. Use a clear hair tie so it’s hidden.
Split the bottom section in half for the braids. Place a pipe cleaner in each of the strands of the braid. Braid the hair as close to the end as possible.
5. Flip the Braids up.
Since Anabelle’s hair is thinner and finer than mine, it was light enough to stay up when I flipped the pipe cleaners up! So we actually didn’t bother pinning it. Instead we tied a couple bows on the end and let them hold their own!
Kids Whoville Makeup:
Obviously kids don’t need makeup, but a little blush for some rosy cheeks goes a long way with this costume. Plus you should have seen how excited Anabelle was to wear Mommy’s makeup!
Kids Whoville Costume:
1. Flared skirt.
I actually wanted a pink one to dress Anabelle as Cindy Lou Who, but all we had was red, which totally works for Christmas.
2. Festive sweater.
Anabelle didn’t have a Christmas sweater, but I know I’ve seen them at Target! Instead I grabbed this little red sweater which pulled the costume together quite nicely.
3. Furry boots.
I don’t think the Who’s wore boots, but they seem to be the best way to wrap up a kids Whoville costume!
I asked Sadie, my art school sister, to draw a Grinch mask special for you! Make sure to gain access to it by clicking the image below (not the “pin it” button!), and you will gain access to my free library of resources, where you can print this mask, among other goodies! Betty made such a fun little grinch, but this would be even better for your husband!
Grinch Mask Tutorial:
1. Print out the template.
2. Hole punch the cheeks.
I hole punched the upper side of the cheeks.
3. Tie string through the holes.
Tie one piece of string to each hole and then use these strings to secure the mask around your head!