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Where The Wild Things Are: Some Of The Best Costumes And Tattoos Paying Tribute

Posted: 05/08/2012 5:07 pm Updated: 05/08/2012 6:39 pm

Where The Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak

Tuesday brought sad news with the announcement that famed children's author Maurice Sendak had passed away.

Sendak was best known for his 1963 children's book Where The Wild Things Are. Whether college students fell in love with it reading the book as a child, or by rediscovering it when the 2009 Spike Jonze film was released, Sendak was an icon who taught people to embrace their imagination.

Wild Things across the internet have paid special tribute. We combed the internet and wanted to show you a few of our favorites:

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  • Hipster Max

    Pretty close to the "homeless Max" look. Via <a href="http://hipsterrunoff.com/tag/halloween-costumes" target="_hplink">Hipster Runoff</a>

  • With A Septer!

    Via <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Sew-a-Where-the-Wild-Things-Are-hat-pattern/" target="_hplink">Instructables</a>

  • Homemade

    Via <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Sew-a-Where-the-Wild-Things-Are-hat-pattern/" target="_hplink">Instructables</a>

  • With A Wild Thing

    Via <a href="http://www.collegehumor.com/picture/5739243/where-the-wild-things-are" target="_hplink">CollegeHumor</a>

  • Best Parents Ever

    Via <a href="http://doylez.com/2010/11/page/2/" target="_hplink">Doylez</a>

  • Another Homemade Max Wolf Suit

    Via <a href="http://rookiemistakesandbeginnersluck.wordpress.com/page/2/" target="_hplink">RookieMistakesandBeginnersLuck</a>

  • In The Wild

    Via <a href="http://shuraiya.tumblr.com/" target="_hplink">Tumblr</a>

  • Back Tat

    Via <a href="http://tatted.tumblr.com/" target="_hplink">Tumblr</a>

  • Don't Go

    Via <a href="http://boyswithbanjos.tumblr.com/" target="_hplink">Tumblr</a>

  • Sweet Hat

    Via <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/61260751/where-are-the-wild-things-hat-knitting?ref=sr_gallery_18&ga_search_query=where+the+wild+things+are&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_search_type=handmade" target="_hplink">Etsy</a>

  • Max Tat

    Via <a href="http://los-zombies.tumblr.com/" target="_hplink">Tumblr</a>

  • King Max Tat

    Via <a href="http://literary-tattoos.tumblr.com/" target="_hplink">Tumblr</a>

  • Trampoline King

    Via <a href="http://waitingfortheking.tumblr.com/" target="_hplink">Tumblr</a>

  • Let The Wild Rumpus Start!

    Via <a href="http://www.contrariwise.org/tag/where-the-wild-things-are/" target="_hplink">Contrawise</a>

  • On A Boat

    Via <a href="http://www.contrariwise.org/tag/where-the-wild-things-are/" target="_hplink">Contrawise</a>

  • 360

    Via <a href="http://blogs.babble.com/strollerderby/2009/09/29/8-tattoo-tributes-to-where-the-wild-things-are/" target="_hplink">Babble</a>

  • And Lastly

    Via one of the HuffPost College editors

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