How To Dress Like Grinch
What is The Grinch?
The Grinch is a popular character created by Dr. Seuss in the 1957 children’s book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Interestingly, the author had to go through three other titles before he finally settled with this one.
In June 2000, Universal Studios released a live action movie titled “The Grinch” starring Jim Carrey in the title role and Taylor Momsen portraying Cindy Lou Whittaker. Now Universal Pictures will be releasing an animated version titled “The Grinch” with Benedict Cumberbatch as The Grinch and Rashida Jones as Cindy Lou Whittaker.
The film is set in the city of Whoville where they are preparing for the annual Christmas celebrations. The festivities get disrupted when a green-skinned creature resembling a giant takes up residence in the nearby mountain and starts stealing all the town’s Christmas decorations and gifts. At first, Cindy Lou Whittaker, who has just been given a puppy by Santa Claus, is not bothered by this but soon she realizes that the Grinch’s nefarious actions might ruin Christmas for good.
Who is Grinch?
When the book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” was released it became an instant success. The character of The Grinch, that was based on a German fairy tale, was also a hit among kids.
The Grinch in the book is described as a large green creature with a red nose who has large eyes and long fur covering his body. In the movie, he is portrayed by Jim Carrey who sports a make-up that makes him look like The Grinch. Jim Carrey’s make-up for The Grinch was designed by Rick Baker.
Grinch Costume Style
The Grinch is a green monster with a red nose and furry hair covering his body. In the book and movie, he wears a green suit jacket, black pants, black shoes and a green fur hat. He also has long furry hands.
The Grinch is a fantasy character who is based on a German fairy tale. The director of The Grinch Peter Candeland was also fascinated by the idea of bringing this character to life but he did not want to use Jim Carrey’s make-up design for the film. Instead, he decided to go for a more realistic look for the character this time around.
Items You Will Need to Complete the Costume
Grinch Gloves or any green gloves
Santa Jacket with Belt and Hat
Faux Fur Fabric
Seuss Max The Dog Toy
Red PVC Elf Shoes
How to dress like the Grinch
The Grinch mask is available in different versions and you can find one that matches your costume. Look for a mask with a fur covering, long nose and wide eyes.
You can purchase a pair of green gloves or you can make them on your own. If you want to make your own, cut out two pairs of gloves from green fabric and sew them together to form a single glove covering both your hands.
Buy a pair of green leggings from a costume shop or you can make them on your own. You can buy a pair of black leggings and dye them green or alternatively, you can use green fabric to make a pair of leggings on your own.
Buy a turtleneck sweater in green color from a costume shop or use green material to sew one on your own.
Red Elf Shoes
You can buy a pair of red elf shoes or make them on your own. You can use red fabric or you can paint a pair of black shoes red.
You can buy a Santa jacket or you can make one on your own. You can use green fabric to sew a jacket or you can buy a Santa jacket from a costume shop.