No Sew Thing One and Thing Two Costumes
Originally appearing in Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat (1957), Thing One and Thing Two have regained popularity in the last few years with the PBS show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That. Like in the original book, Thing One and Thing Two are always around when the Cat in the Hat needs a helping hand... though they often cause a lot of laughs with their fun and mischievous antics.
This fun and inexpensive, no sew costume is perfect for fun-loving siblings, best friends, twins, couples, librarians, bibliophiles and more.
Do you like to purchase or make your own Halloween costumes?
You Will Need...
- Red Shirt & Pants - No need to buy new ones. Just check the closet for red leggings or sweat pants and a red tshirt or sweat shirt you no longer wear. If the shirt has screen prints on one side, simply turn it inside out.
- White Material - Flannel, tshirt material, non-pill fleece, etc.
- Black Fabric Marker or Paint - A thick black sharpie will work in a pinch.
- Fusible Interfacing
- Red Knit Gloves - Not only will they finish off the costume, but they provide extra warmth while trick-or-treating on cold Halloween nights.
Prewash clothing and material. Use a bowl or round bucket to draw a circle on your white material. The size of the circle will depend upon the size of the person wearing the costume.
Most Children 5-7"
Boldly outline the circle with a black fabric marker or paint. Inside write THING 1 or THING 2.
According to manufacture's directions on the fusible interfacing, iron the interfacing onto the back side of the white circle. Trim away excess interfacing.
Place the fabric circle onto the red shirt. Make sure the words are straight and the circle is near the top center of the shirt. Follow manufacturer's directions on the interfacing to adhere to the circle to the shirt.
Wear shirt with red leggings or pants and red knit gloves.
* Pale cream foundation or white face paint base.
* Draw a large white dot on the tip of the nose with red lipstick or face paint.
* Small amount of light pink blush on the apples of the cheeks.
* Black or dark brown eyeliner and mascara. Also use to darken eyebrows.
* Red lipstick.
Thing One and Thing Two Wig
Don't have a crazy bright blue wig? Wrap a bright blue feather boa around your hair and bobby pin in place. The feathers will keep your head warm on even the coldest of Halloween nights.
Or hot glue blue fun fur (found in any craft store) to an old stocking cap.
Thing 1 and Thing 2 Costumes on Amazon
Apparently even scarecrows like to dress as Thing One and Thing Two for Halloween.
The Cat in the Hat Costume
If you have three kids or want to dress up, too, try this fun and easy Cat in the Hat costume.
Thing Two's Name
In the 2003 Hollywood adaptation of Dr. Seuss's classic book, the Cat in the Hat (played by Mike Meyers) explains that even though Thing Two is called Thing Two it no way implies he is in anyway inferior to Thing One.