Max the Bunny Costume

Have you heard of Max and Ruby? I hadn’t until one of my favorite clients emailed me her costume ideas for her two children. Her girl was to be Little Orphan Annie  and her eighteen month old son was to be Max. Well, Milo and I have since become huge Max and Ruby fans, and this costume was one of my favorites to make. Max is just so endearing!

The costume is simple, and quirky, just like Max. I couldn’t find red and yellow striped jersey knit, so I improvised with red knit, painters tape, and yellow fabric paint. I cut the pattern pieces out, then my sweet mom, who was helping me with my orders, painted the stripes. When the pieces were dry, they sewed together easily, and I really love the cartoon quality that the painted stripes give to the costume! I used a pair of Eliot’s 18-24 month coveralls to rub off a pattern for these, then adjusted all of the details to look like Max’s sweet pair.

My mom busted out the perfect little Max ears, and I sewed them into this stretchy knit headband. When it’s around a head, they stick up at the perfect Max angle. So adorable.

Sewing a dozen Halloween costumes each year may give me ulcers, but it’s also a whole lot of fun! I am definitely re-thinking my business strategy for next year, though, as to not be finishing ten in two weeks. That’s a little much, even for me.

One more costume to share and I’ll be moving on to other fun things! Like Caramel Apple sugar cookies. Yep, you read that right. And they are good. Be excited.


  1. Posted November 6, 2012 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    My kids love Max and Ruby. This is the cutest costume!

    • Miranda
      Posted November 6, 2012 at 10:58 am | Permalink

      Thanks! I’m growing quite fond of little Max myself!

  2. chelsea
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    Do your kids watch tv? How have you never heard of Max and Ruby? Cutest tv show. Tate still loves it, which I love because it’s really sweet and kind of meant more for like 3 year olds:). Costume is darling!! How were the cookies? Real caramel over the frosting? Sounds very sugary!:)

    • Miranda
      Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:00 am | Permalink

      Haha, my kids watch Netflix, which is why Milo knows Fireman Sam but not Max and Ruby:) It is cute, and I think I remember having a book about them when I was little. Tate is the cutest. The cookies were really good! I’d like to try some apple infusion into the frosting, but the cookie itself isn’t very sweet so the double dose of goodness on top is just right!

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