One of my all time favorite costumes is this Cindy Lou Who Costume that one of my girls wore when she was in elementary school! She looked adorable and we got a ton of compliments on it! It is also easy to put together at home!
How to Make a Cindy Lou Who Costume
The Cindy Lou Who Hairstyle
The key to the Cindy Lou Who costume is the hair….her hair do is so unique! You can try to fix your daughter's hair yourself and I actually did contemplate it…but my daughter had very fine hair that was barely shoulder length and there was no way it would have worked. There is a great tutorial over at Mom Always Finds Out that shows you step by step how to do this hairstyle yourself…if you are game!
Since I couldn't fix my daughter's hair like this….I bought a wig. I was truly SHOCKED that such a wig even existed, but very glad it did! The wig was totally worth the money to me and saved me a lot of hours and hairpulling! The wig is very realistic looking too! So, so cute…
I also found a darling Cindy Lou Who Handmade Hat that would also work and would be great for really cold areas!
Once you figure out how you are going to do the Cindy Lou Who Hairstyle…you need to move on to the outfit!
The Cindy Lou Who Outfit
When I was deciding what my daughter needed for this costume I searched online for pictures of Cindy Lou Who from the movie. Most of the pictures show her wearing a red cape type jacket. There are some where she is wearing a grey button up type coat. It is hard to see what is under the red cape, but it appears to be a black and white plaid type dress.
I found the red cape my daughter is wearing at a thrift store for about 2 dollars. It was perfect for this costume. I didn't really worry too much about what she wore under it. I found a red nighgown and it worked fine. Here is a picture of the nightgown she wore…sorry about the picture quality! This was pre-blogging, LOL! She is at our Halloween party and is getting ready to hit the pinata!!
I bought some red and white striped tights and she wore her silver boots to finish it off!
The Cindy Lou Who Face
I didn't do a lot of makeup for my daughter, but did a little bit. I think putting some blush on for the rosy cheek effect is important. It is hard to see in the picture, but she also has some silver sparkly eye shadow on and a little color on her nose too!
I think you can do a lot or a little in this area and it will also depend on the age of the child. It is sometimes not worth putting makeup on really young children!
What is Your Favorite Halloween Costume?
I think the Cindy Lou Who Costume is just adorable and pretty easy to pull off! Have you ever considered a costume from The Grinch?
Be sure to check out my other fun Halloween posts!