Introduction: Davy Jones Costume

A Davy Jones costume I made in about 2 weeks for under $100.

A latex mask (made with the same method seen here) added onto clothes torn and aged, with lots of seashells hot glued onto them. Scrap pieces of cloth and clay added more details. Claw arm and peg leg made out of foam boards, oatmeal containers, and plaster strips. Hat made of a cheap foamy hat expanded with a yellow trim. Pipe made out of clay, sword made out of a yardstick.


BeastandEpicProductions (author)2014-10-06

"Do you not fear death?"

-Davy Jones

samartDW (author)2013-12-31

Saw your YouTube channel awesome costume

eflores salgado (author)2013-07-04

alexthemoviegeek it's an amazing job, but how did you do for making the davy jones leg? i mean, sizes or did you use a mold? Because i just triying to do but it's enought hard the same thing with the claw... please help me.

Carlos Marmo (author)2012-11-04

Gr8 work!

the_real_mccoy_ (author)2012-04-08

SO COOL!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!

roseshearer (author)2011-12-03

hi there, i just found you here. I wonder if you can make one full set for me and don't mind paying. Please contact me at
keep up with your good work!

crates1 (author)2011-10-09

Wonderful! Loved the video and the no-sew adaptations! Attention to detail is amazing! Thank you for all the ideas! Two questions---1) how much latex did you need and 2) where do you buy it?

jgp93 (author)2011-10-08

Alex you have a great talent making your costumes. Good job! you really help me up to get my ideas for making my mask for this halloween.

van_bang (author)2011-02-03

I can´t hardly believe my eyes!!!! That's incredible!!!!!!
You are an artist... and you make it look so easy

aroskelly (author)2010-11-07

WOW! You are so talented and have a brilliant mind for design! It looks great, and very creative with the mask. Very well done!

bondagebonni (author)2010-11-04

it's soo beautiful its a pitty that it all yellow so i found this link on painting techniques for you. i am eager to see it when you paint t, great job

Yeah, that site's great. Next time, baby. I would have used some cream makeup to add other colors, but I didn't have any darker colors.

This guy did a fantastic Davy Jones. He's crazy with oil paints and all that.

silverspike (author)2010-11-03

Oh thats amazing, and on such a tight budget too. Well done. :D

Deus (author)2010-10-18

This is just so awesome, too bad in Holland we don't really celebrate Halloween :(

D00M99 (author)Deus2010-10-21

Aww, that's really to bad. It's like cosplaying, except the whole city/state/country/world does it. :P

D00M99 (author)2010-10-17

Hey, what is that wood burning tool? I've seen it referenced in some other Instructables and I still don't know what it is.

alexthemoviegeek (author)D00M992010-10-17

It's like a pen that plugs into a wall and heats up an attachment at the tip.

Deus (author)alexthemoviegeek2010-10-18

A soldering iron?

alexthemoviegeek (author)Deus2010-10-18

I imagine that would work as well.

D00M99 (author)alexthemoviegeek2010-10-19

Do you know where to get it and what it's called? Maybe some picture refrence?

alexthemoviegeek (author)D00M992010-10-20

They would be found at Walmart, craft stores, or online. It's simply called a woodburning tool. Something like this:

D00M99 (author)alexthemoviegeek2010-10-21

Thanks for the reference!

Jewcifer (author)2010-10-20

This is just plain awesome, Good stuff!

dfwmonkie (author)2010-10-20

awesome !!!

Legeir007 (author)2010-10-16

Nice job!

wocket (author)2010-10-14

it's wonderful. thankyou so much for going into detail with it. you look fantastic.

you mentioned that you made the belt out of clay. what sort of clay? I'm guessing air drying clay? Was it the same thing used for the head base?


alexthemoviegeek (author)wocket2010-10-15

Yep, the buckle was just more air-dry clay. Coated with some resin, which gave it a nice wet look.

indeepknit (author)2010-10-14

That was amazing... makes me want to hang out with you and make costumes all day... LOL. Where did you buy liquid latex in quantity? Did you buy your plaster bandages at a medical supply?

Check out my Predator mask and Alien Queen statue for more details on such things, but in short, I usually get plaster strips from and latex from some other online store.

wirecutter (author)2010-10-15

Absolutely brilliant! the effect of the Cheerios to mould the suckers wow
better than your 'Predator' this looks like it will make kids hide, the 'Predator' made them scream!
What the heck are you going to do for next year ?? ( It looks that I'll be copying this one!)

Honus (author)2010-10-14

Absolutely brilliant. The use of Cheerios was very clever. I think you may be the only person that uses as much hot glue as I do!

lidzy (author)2010-10-14

I f you weren't so young, I'd marry you! You are beyond talented..loveit!

squirrelMLM (author)2010-10-14

Do you fear death?

lavert31 (author)2010-10-14


m0_0m (author)2010-10-14

Amazing! I learned some really helpful techniques for future costume making. The end result looked fantastic. Thanks for sharing ;)

FloritaZ8 (author)2010-10-14

awesome costume!!!!!

saintlunalaguna (author)2010-10-14

Excellent costume!

Jujitsu-Man (author)2010-10-14

Very cool, you even make it look easy :-)

Good luck on winning the contest!

Emiliano Valencia (author)2010-10-12

plz vot 4 me in the office supplies contest 4 my DIY tattoo machine.

Thanks, emihackr97.

k_rivers (author)2010-10-12

bloody genius mate, well done

funnydan (author)2010-10-12

Awesome Costume!!!

sunshiine (author)2010-10-12

I loved your costume! Best wishes on winning the contest.

bluesquirrel (author)2010-10-12

This was an awesome costume, being made from scratch and all, and I will definitely be using techniques from it in the next costume(s) I build (mostly a gorgon costume for a female friend; I'll make a wig for her that's really a latex baldcap with snakes on it! :D)

I also had an interesting concept for the peg leg; if you're able to support a lot of weight on one leg when standing (leaning to the side kind of) you could use a platform kinda show on one leg, and your other foot would be stood tiptoe in the "peg" leg. I'm not sure if this would be easy to build or all that easy to walk in, but if anything it at least SOUNDS doable :)

Jayefuu (author)2010-10-12

Great results and great working shots! My only fault with the video is the narration, it isn't very exciting or upbeat.

Will definitely be back to vote when the contest ends though! Epic costume :D

Cracknel (author)2010-10-12

How glue FTW!

Cheiron (author)2010-10-12

Very good! Very informative and it came out great.

supersoftdrink (author)2010-10-11

I can't sew either. Glue guns for the win!

illdoyourdrugs (author)2010-10-11

Excellent work man!

seamster (author)2010-10-11

This is pretty darn good. I agree with angry red lady, you really need a sewing machine. I've got a few extras, you want to buy one?

AngryRedhead (author)2010-10-11

I love the use of Cheerios. That's a pretty smart inclusion. The mask looks amazing and the overall effect is wonderful. However, your sewing skills make me cringe just a little bit. Still, it's a costume that might not be worn more than once so who cares, right?

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