The Grinch Costume Guide
Ever since 1957 when How the Grinch Stole Christmas was created by Dr. Seuss, the Grinch has been a mean-spirited but very lovable character that we can’t seem to get enough of during the Christmas season. The character has been seen in TV series and movies and always wears a red Santa coat but is otherwise green from head to toe.
You can either make or buy your Grinch costume. It shouldn’t require too much time or money because it is fairly easy and reasonably priced as well. Just keep in mind that the color green figures prominently in this costume, and the rest should be easy!
How to Dress Like The Grinch
The main items you’ll need to look like the Grinch include the following:
- A Grinch mask
- Red Santa Claus jacket and hat
- Green nylon leggings
- Grinch gloves
- Red elf shoes
- Max the dog
The character of the Grinch is ornery and grouchy but he’s a lot of fun to portray. The costume is simple and comfortable and definitely catches people’s attention at your next costume party or Comic-Con event. You can choose a green fur fabric for the legs if you like, but many people just wear the green leggings and still get the right look.
Oh, how to dress like the Grinch, my dear old friend, is a task that’s quite simple in the end.
First, find a fur that’s long and shaggy green, then add some claws that are sharp and keen.
Next, don a pair of boots that are big and hairy, and a belt that’s adorned with a bright red cherry.
Your grin should be wide and your eyes should be mean, as you step out in your Grinch routine.
The Grinch, don’t forget, is a curmudgeonly lout, so be sure to frown and to grumble and shout.
Remember to hunch and to lumber and slouch, as you give everyone a good Grinch-like grouch.
And, last but not least, don’t forget the Grinch’s heart, which is two sizes too small, don’t let it depart.
With these steps in mind, your Grinch cosplay will be perfect, just like the Grinch in the book, you’ll be the subject!– Dr. Seuss Cosplayer
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About The Grinch Look
The Grinch is a furry, pear-shaped creature that isn’t as mean as he is cynical. He lives in total seclusion, except for his dog Max, on a cliff that overlooks the town of Whoville.
The Whos are cheerful and thankful, but the Grinch is tired of the noises he experiences during Christmas time, especially when it comes to the Christmas carols he is constantly exposed to.
He decides to destroy Whoville, so he doesn’t have to be exposed to it anymore, but as we all know, it doesn’t turn out as he planned. It is said that he hates Christmas because his heart is two sizes too small, but that changes by the end of the movie.
The good thing about the Grinch costume is that it is easy to find because most costume stores have them. It is a very popular Christmas costume that is sometimes a yellow-green color instead of green, but the character is always a lot of fun to portray.
When you need a high-quality costume for your next holiday party and you love Dr. Suess characters, the Grinch is the perfect option. Best of all, this is one character that is a lot of fun to cosplay!