How to Make a "Man in the Yellow Hat" Costume

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How to Make a "Man in the Yellow Hat" Costume
The Man with the Yellow Hat is popular costume choice for kids of all ages. (Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)

"Curious George" is a series of classic stories as well as a movie. The Man in with a Yellow Hat is a key figure in the Curious George stories and, without him, George would not be able to explore his curiosity. This costume project can be adapted for any age. There is little sewing required, and much of the time is used in dyeing the clothing yellow. The whole costume can be made in a weekend.

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Things you need

  • White shirt
  • White trousers
  • Yellow fabric dye
  • Yellow and brown felt
  • Scissors
  • Straw hat
  • Styrofoam cone
  • Glue
  • Narrow elastic
  • Brown belt and boots

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  1. 1

    Dye the white shirt and trousers according to directions on the package of dye. Doing this first will ensure everything is dry and ready to go when it is time to get dressed.

  2. 2

    Make the hat. Cut the crown out of the straw hat. Slide the styrofoam cone through the hole in the hat from the bottom. Glue into place. Shape the cone, if necessary. Glue yellow felt onto the hat and cone. Be sure to cover the underside of the hat brim. Make a hat band out of brown felt and glue into place.

  3. 3

    Cut yellow felt into the shape of a tie. Cut out circles of different size from the brown felt and glue onto the tie. Cut a length of elastic a little bigger than the neck of the person who will be wearing it. Glue each end to one side of the tie at the top.

  4. 4

    Wear the yellow trousers and shirt with the hat and tie. Add a brown belt and some brown boots.

Tips and warnings

  • A stuffed Curious George toy can be stitched into place on the back or shoulder of the person who is wearing the costume.
  • A brown messenger bag can also be added.

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