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!
Comments & Reviews
Such a cute family fancy dress. I actually bought the yarn to knit a where’s Wally (thats what we cal him here in the Uk, no idea why?) hat a couple of years ago and never got round to it. I must look it out. Your quick sew version is a really good much quicker idea though!
Nikki Gwin says
Great costumes! My husband is known at work for not being in his chair when someone needs/wants him, so I decided he should do Where’s Waldo as his costume last year. haha I loved it, but he wasn’t so keen.
This is so adorable. I want to be Waldo. I would love it if you would share at a link party I am co-hosting. I hope to see you there. Have a great week.http://diy180site.blogspot.com/2016/10/dishing-it-and-digging-it-link-party-119.html
Such a cute costume idea!
Mary-In the boondocks says
All three of you are super dooper adorable. Congratulations on your little bun in the oven!
Audra @ Renewed Projects says
Adorable! I love that you gave your baby girl her own costume already. 🙂
Super duper cute! You and your son look awesome but the unborn stole the show! Great ideal.
What a cute idea!! I was just telling my husband yesterday that we should dress up like Where’s Waldo for Halloween! Thanks for the DIY ideas!
Jamie Dorobek says
It’s so easy and comfortable! You’ll love it!
love this idea! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!