Step 1: Belts & Shoes
One of the belts I cut to size and sewed it around the right boot. The boots I was also able to find at a thrift store. Thrift store stuff is cheap, but it does all add up, check with your local one and find out if there is half off days, those would definitely be the days to go.
Step 2: Jacket & Pants
For the pants I sewed three belts around my left thigh leg and then had 3 belts around my right calve area, to balance it out. The belts on my calve I did not have to sew because they stayed nice and tight and were held up by my boot.
Step 3: Wig & Scissorhands
The scissorhands on the other hand were a bit more complicated. I started out by making a template on paper by hand, I made thumb pieces but did not end up using them. I then taped the template to 1/4" balsa wood and cut it out with an X-acto knife. Next I painted the wood with a hammered silver spray paint. Its best to use one that has a primer and paint in one. No matter what it will take 3-4 coats to get a nice smooth finish. Some of the blades have scissor finger holes; these I wrapped in either black or red electrical tape to make them look more like scissors. Next I sewed them onto black leather or pleather gloves. One thing to keep in mind is to make sure that you put the longest blades on the middle fingers and then the next longest on the ring and index fingers and then the smallest blades on the pinky fingers.
Step 4: Putting It All Together
For the Makeup I simply studied lots of pictures from the movie and consulted with local costume shops for the right products. I ended up using a skin putty for the scars that you apply to the skin and then brush a fixative liquid over it to set it in place.
You want to put the scars on first, but before you do, make sure you clean your face with rubbing alcohol to get rid of all the oils.
Once you get the scars on you want to start with a foundation.
I referred to this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=TLwHl9YFe-xu5xwOSz-lrJTmGHcF8ynYj5&feature=player_detailpage&v=oVSJQv_TEQ8
for the majority of the makeup application.
The only thing I did differently was with the scars. She puts the scars on at the end, but they stick better to your skin than they do to oily makeup.
That is about it. Have fun, be creative and try and put your own twist on the costume.