Wendy thought the first creature Max meets looked the most feminine, so
that was the one she chose to go as.
Wendy lashed wire together with masking tape to shape the head.
Then the wire was covered by a layer of masking tape.
Then a layer of paper mache
Then layers of padding, fur, yarn hair, yellow eyes from polymer
clay...a feather boa for wings completed the costume.
Isaac wasn't sure what he thought of his ride-on-excavator waiting for
him Purim morning.
Craig was initially disinterested, but once he saw how
Wendy's wireframe turned out, he suddenly cared which
wild thing he was to be. After much consideration, he
chose the minitaur from the cover of the book.
And of course, Isaac was Max...King of the Wild
Things..."the wildest thing of all."
Our costumes debuted at Isaac's day care's Purim party.
Wendy designed the costumes so our faces could be seen,
but even so, the children (not Isaac we note) were scared of Craig. He had
to take the head off to show them he wasn't really scary. Well, maybe only
a little scary.
Things took turns chasing Max through the sanctuary at our temple's
megillah reading. One frightened fireman had to be taken out by his father
when Isaac, oblivious, with Craig after him, also oblivious, got too near.