For years and years Maurice Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are has had a special place in my heart. I read it as a kid and over the years a couple of people have said that I remind them of the little boy at the centre of the story, Max. (Comparisons have also been made with Mr Tumnus from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, my friends are stupid). It’s always the first book I think to buy when a friend has a child and Spike Jonze obviously liked it enough to make it into the film that comes out later this year.
I was trying to work out what costume to make for the Secret Garden Party festival earlier this year when it occurred to me that a big furry romper suit for me to live in for a few days would be an amazing idea so I set to work making the costume with the very skilled help of my girlfriend Carina. I would go as Max from Where The Wild Things Are.
After the pretty surprising success of my Make a Sackboy site last year I figured that documenting the costume build process for others to follow would be a good idea and that’s exactly what I’ll be doing on this site. It was a great costume to make, lots of fun to wear as you’ll see from my pictures and a great idea for parties later in 2009, closer to the films release.