My dad bought me a Where’s Waldo book many, many moons again, and I loved searching for Waldo and his lost books! (I had this one!) So, when planning fun group Halloween costume ideas that were good for the whole fam I couldn’t help but put Waldo on the list. I even love that Baby could be her on little Wenda in the belly too! And, as usual, I keep costumes as easy as possible. This one did involve a tiny bit of sewing for the hats, but other than that it’s just hunting down the right clothes.
Here’s what you need:
For the hats–
- Red felt
- White felt
- Sewing machine
- Hot glue gun
- This tutorial on how to sew the hats
For the outfits–
- Red and white striped t-shirts (I got Max’s on sale at Target and mine is from Macy’s.)
- Black rimmed glasses (Ours aren’t black, use what’ve got or buy a pair on Amazon here.)
- Blue jeans
For the prego belly–
- Red and white felt scraps
- White card stock
- Black marker
- Hot glue gun
- Safety pin
Let’s talk about sewing the hats for a second… don’t let the whole sewing thing freak you out. And honestly, if you don’t have a sewing machine, just use hot glue. I used this tutorial as a giude to make the hats, but I didn’t even sew the bottom of the hats under. Because well, it’s a Halloween costume, who cares! And the hat size thing is kind of tricky, in the tutorial she gives you a free printable pattern for a 6 month baby, but you kind of have to guess to make them bigger. I like to err on the side of big since you can always make things a little smaller if necessary. Here are my rough measurements for other size hats:
- Toddler: 10 inches at the base
- Woman: 10.5 inches at the base
- Man: 11 inches at the base
The hats are trickiest part of this costume. If you wanted to make things super simple, and order a Waldo Beanie off of Amazon for $10! And honestly, Maxwell is not a huge fan of his hat anyway! He did love the glasses and kept them on the entire time. I was shocked!
As for the Wenda on the belly, I just use scissors and a hot glue gun to sew a flat hat and then safety pinned it to my shirt. The glasses are drawn on a piece of white card stock with a black marker, cut out and taped onto my shirt. Fancy, huh?! And a few more fun ones from our little backyard photoshoot…
And me and my 20 week (baby girl!) belly…
And here we are as an almost family of 4 Waldo’s!
Does your whole fam dress up for Halloween? Just the kids? I’d love to hear… Oh and for 33 more fun and easy group costume ideas, check this out!