This is how Maddie’s where the wild things are costume turned out. It was really super easy to make. You can complete this project in about an hour’s time. Here’s how.
Step 2: Trace the claw on to your white felt. I used a fabric pen. You can just freehand draw the claws right onto the felt. I’m no good at freehand drawing and I’m the type of person that needs things to be exact, so I made a claw pattern in illustrator, printed and cut it out and used that as my tracing pattern. You can download the claw template at the end of this post.
I ended up cutting the claws to the entire length of the felt because I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to secure the claws to her hands. It ended up being way too long – covering her entire forearm – so I shortened it (a lot) later.
Hand claws done! Next up: the claw feet. Here’s how to make a set of claw shaped shoe covers (for babies).
Step 4: Trace the claw on to your white felt. I used the same claw pattern that I used for the claw hands. Position the claw pattern to the center of the felt. Just trace the 4 claws along the top and cut those out. Place the felt over the shoe, with the claws sticking out slightly, and wrap the felt around the shoe until it is covered all the way around. Cut away the excess felt.
Feet claws done! Next up: The Crown.
What the hat looked like on Maddie.
The crown is done! Last step: tail.
Step 8: Adhere the tail to the pants. I used velcro.
Project Supply List:
– crown and claw clip art (download here)
– 4 sheets of white felt for the claws
– 2 sheets of grey felt for the crown
– fabric pen for tracing (optional)
– needle and thread (optional)
Details on putting together the foundation for this costume can be found in this post.
I hope you enjoy the download and happy crafting!