One of my new favorite things to do is to go to a value village and piece together a character
Inside the Grinch we have two body pillows, one with arms. Wrapped all together with a child's onesie. The face and feet are made from a fluffy pillow split into three. The face is felt, eyes and light bulbs, all accented with black sharpie. Lastly, The hands is a green wig split in two.
The cat is real, but his horns are not. I made him a new swap in body for the days I cannot snuggle.
Coat of the character, probably more than if I bought him in store with all the pieces, but def worth it.