If you are looking for a humorous dress up idea for a mischievous set of twins, siblings, buddies or any other partners in crime, create these homemade Thing 1 and Thing 2 costumes. The costumes come together quickly with easily-found household items. Create wigs for the wild, blue hair with a no-mess process using double-sided tape and yarn.
Create the Red Body Suits
Things You'll Need
- Red T-shirts or sweat shirts
- Red leggings or sweat pants
- Dessert plate, 6-inch or 7-inch
- 2 sheets white craft felt, 9-by-12-inch
- Black permanent marker
- Fabric glue
Lay the sheets of felt on top of each other on your work surface.
Place the dessert plate upside down on the top sheet of felt. With the pencil, trace around the plate to create a circle.
If you don't have a dessert plate, use any round object to trace the circle, such as a flower pot or a mixing bowl.
Cut out the circle through both layers of felt at the same time to create two 6-inch or 7-inch circles.
Lay one of the circles in front of you on your work surface. Find the location of 12:00 on the circle. With the black permanent marker, draw a 2-inch tall capital letter I at this location. To the left of the capital I, draw a capital letter H, and then to the left of the H, write a capital letter T. To the right of the capital letter I, write a capital letter N, and then a capital letter G. Allow the letters to follow the curve of the circle.
In the center of the circle, use the black permanent marker to write the number 1, approximately 3 inches tall.
Repeat the process with the other white felt circle, except write a 3-inch number 2 in the middle of the circle.
Glue the circles to the front of the red tees or sweat shirts with fabric glue.
Pair the red shirts with red leggings or sweat pants.
Another option for girls is to pair the red shirt with a red tutu and red tights.
Make the Blue Wigs
Things You'll Need
- 2 skeins of bulky blue yarn, 6-ounce
- 2 rolls of peel and stick fabric fusion tape, 5/8-inch
- 2 wig caps
- Round playground ball
- Small ball
- Tape measure
Wig caps are inexpensive and easily found in dollar stores or costume shops. But if you can't find one, place an old pair of stockings on your head, tie a knot at the top and cut off the excess.
Place one of the wig caps over the ball and place the ball in the bowl to hold it while you work.
Measure from the top of the crown to the bottom edge of the wig cap. Cut a piece of fabric tape to this length. Secure it to the wig cap vertically, extending from the top of the crown to the bottom edge of the wig cap. Peel the liner off of the tape to expose the adhesive.
Cut a 6-inch length of yarn. Fold and hold it in your hands horizontally so that the tails are in your left hand and the loop is in your right hand.
Lay the folded piece of yarn horizontally on top of the fabric tape at the top near the crown. Place the two tails on the tape, and allow the loop to dangle freely to the right of the tape.
Continue placing loops of yarn on the piece of fabric tape in this fashion, covering it from top to bottom.
Cut another length of fabric tape and place it on the wig cap, adjacent to the left side of the first piece of tape. Remove the liner.
Cut and secure lengths of blue yarn to the second piece of fabric tape. The loops will overlap the first row of yarn you created.
Continue adding rows of yarn to the wig cap in this fashion until the entire cap is covered.
After all of the yarn has been attached to the wig, cut the loops to make the wig fuller and bushier. Trim if necessary to the desired length.
Repeat the entire process for the second wig.
Based in Philadelphia, Marybeth Kufen has been teaching since 2007, and has been writing education-related articles since 2013. She holds a master's degree in elementary education and is a certified Reading Specialist. Kufen was named Teacher of the Year for her district in 2014.