How to make a Grinch costume?

posted by Barbaro on (5 years, 11 months ago)

If you're having trouble grabbing onto the holiday spirit you might need to step into your Grinch shoes and get a bit of Christmas spirit back. As we all know, the Grinch had a very small heart that grew and grew until he understood the spirit of Christmas. The Grinch makes one of the most fun costumes for Christmas parties or plays. We have a list of materials and instructions on how to create a Grinch costume. Materials Needed: Green fake-fur fabric (look for old bedspreads or comforters at thrift stores and secondhand shops.) Neon or fluorescent colors are fine. White leggings and a tight-fitting long-sleeve white t-shirt OR white thermal underwear pants and shirt (the ribbed kind is fine; in fact, the fabric may stick to it better when it is glued on) White ballet-type slippers Fabric glue Green theatrical face make-up; yellow theatrical face-make-up; black eyebrow pencil Optional Santa suit and hat Optional accessories (stuffed dog with fake antlers, "œSanta pack", or other "œGrinchy" things)


1.Cut the green fake-fur fabric into squares or strips and glue them all over the leggings and t-shirt or thermal underwear set. Fluff the fur up if necessary. 2.Use the rest of the green fake-fur material to cover the ballet slippers. 3.Liberally spread the green theatrical make-up over your face, taking care not to get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth. Leave about a 1" area all around your eyes uncovered. Use the black eyebrow pencil to lengthen your natural brows towards the center of your forehead so it will look like you're frowning. Add a few "œwrinkles" (closely-spaced parenthesis marks) around your mouth, under your eyes, and on your neck.
4.Use the yellow theatrical make-up around your eyes to complete the look.

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