Girl wearing fox in socks costume
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Easy Fox in Socks Costume for Read Across America Day

Every year kids from around the country celebrate Dr Seuss with Read Across America Day. Its a fun day and many schools turn it into a week of activities for the kids, usually including a Dress up as your favorite Dr Seuss Character Day. It wasn’t until my oldest was in kindergarten that I really realized this is not that easy. Dr Seuss characters are magnificently imaginative aka not that easy to put together on a budget. However, we were able to do an affordable (and fun) Fox in Socks costume for my daughter for 1st grade & you can do it too!

Girl wearing fox in socks costume

The important features to make this costume work:

  • An orange or red base outfit for the body
  • Blue socks for all 4 “feet”
  • Tail
  • Ears

Step 1: Gather what you have! We had a red long sleeve shirt & a red skirt already in her closet from Christmas time that we were able to reuse to cut costs. We also had blue leggings that worked for under the skirt.

Step 2: Buy what you don’t. We needed the ears, tail and socks. I was able to find all on amazon prime cheap & fast. I found a pack of 3 pairs of blue knee high socks that were $12.00 and a Fox Ears & Tail set for $11.00.

Step 3: Put it together. We attached the tail to the skirt with a simple safety pin. The socks for her hands were the only part that took any real creative effort. I simply cut off the foot portion of the socks & added a hole for her thumb.

Step 4:  The final touch. Add some whiskers and color in the nose with eyeliner and you have one adorable little fox!

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