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Kids Halloween Costume How-To: The Man in the Yellow Hat from "Curious George"

Every so often I hear people say that Halloween is far and away their favorite holiday. I don’t know if it’s the candy, the dressing up, or the pumpkin-flavored everything, but I just don’t see it. Don’t get me wrong, I love getting a bucket full of candy as much as the next guy, but I could never see how someone could love Halloween more than Christmas. Christmas is my favorite.

But now that I have two kids, and the pressure for me to dress up is practically obsolete (hallelujah!), I’m starting to see that Halloween can be really fun. I guess that being an adult and dressing up is the issue … I just don’t like it. But babies in costumes is about the cutest thing ever, and since I love to sew, dedicating the month to creating Halloween costumes for my boys has been really fun. No, this holiday will never come close to Christmas in my book, but I really am growing to love it.

This year I have a 3-and-1/2-year-old and a 1-year-old, and ’cause I’m totally one of those moms now, I had to dress them up in coordinating costumes. We wracked our brains for a few weeks trying to come up with a good costume idea, and then one day as I was reading to my 3-year-old, it came to me — the perfect idea that fit my boys to a tee and wasn’t impossible to pull off or make myself.

Check out my story below to see a simple tutorial on how you can make your own The Man in the Yellow Hat costume from Curious George!


  • white button up (we found one at h&m)
  • 1/2 yard white jersey knit fabric (more or less depending on your child’s size)
  • RIT dye – lemon yellow
  • 1 yard elastic (more or less depending on your child’s size)
  • straw hat
  • cardboard
  • scissors, pins, matching thread

*Tip: Choose the “browse story” button at the top right corner to stop the slideshow so you can carefully click-through the instructions.


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