On this instructable I'll show you how to make an awesome Edward Scissorhands costume for very few dollars, none if you have all that is needed. This is my first instructable so please bare with me and forgive me for making grammar or vocabulary mistakes, english is my second language.

    Just so we're clear, this is the costume Edward uses at the beginning of the film, NOT the one with white shirt and gray pants. The one I'm talking about is the black leathery-metallic one.

    It's actually very simple to make and you'll need regular things that are laying around the house, I made mine in about 2 hours. You may think that for that little time and that little things used, you might get a "not-so-cool" costume, but trust me, this costume got me the first place in a contest on a major club/discotheque where I live, the prize was a Nintendo Wii. Everyone at the club was amazed at the costume, everyone wanted a picture with me, so if you do everything right (and you will), this costume may be one of the best ones anywhere you go.

    Let's get started.

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Step 1: Things You Will Need

    Ok, so let's see what things you'll need to make this happen.

          1. Long black wig.
          2. Some chains.
          3. Black leather gloves.
          4. Scrap Acrylic sheets.*
          5. 1 meter of PVC Pipe.**
          6. White and purple make-up.
          7. Big black plastic bags. (The ones used for trash)***
          8. Chrome/Silver paint in spray.
          9. Black belts, may be plastic or leather ones, the more the better, but they MUST have metallic things. Refer to the pictures for further understanding.

*Any color, they will be painted. They need to be a little thick though, you don't want them to break if you accidentally drop them.

**Any color, you're going to paint it as well. As for the diameter, I used 2.5cm, but this varies. You need to be able to put your finger inside it (with the glove on) but it doesn't have to be loose, it needs to be a little tight.

***This is where you might change it. I used plastic bags because I didn't have money to buy black metallic fabric, thus the "On the cheap" version, but if you can buy the black metallic fabric or have some laying around, USE IT.

    There's one more thing you can use if you have it. Big Black Boots. I didn't use them because I couldn't get my hands on some, but if you can then by all means use them, they would give the costume a nice mood. Otherwise, use regular black shoes like me.

     Now let's look at the tools you'll be using.

        1. Transparent tape.
        2. Contact glue. (Or some other very strong glue)
        3. Scissors.
        4. Hair spray.
        5. Crazy glue.

    If you chose the fabric method instead of the plastic one, then sewing accesories are required.

<p>awwsooomeee I love it me and my bf is doin this thanks so much cuz I didn't no how to make them blades</p>
<p>Awesome instructable, and very creative! Thank you for sharing! :)</p>
I felt the need to thank you for your instructable. Tonight we used your basic idea to create an Edward costume for our 8 year old son - when we were trick-or-treating a guy at a house actually gave him MONEY (dollar bills, not coins) he thought it was so good. Great instructable, great idea, good times.
I love the costume!! I've looked for cheap costumes like this, but they are way too expensive. Thank you so much!!!!! I love it!!!
Thanks for posting this instructable! I used some of your ideas for the costume (trashbags for pants, lots of belts) to make this year's halloween costume - I ended up winning $100 at a local pub - first prize and it only cost me $5 for cheap makeup and spray paint. Well done, sir, thanks again!
cheers, i wouldnt have thought of plastic bags... cheers homedog. i reckon ill black spray paint the bags to give the leather effect, they are slightly grey tinged atm. love!
Thanks! You are correct, the bags do have some gray-ish color, black paint would be a nice upgrade. Take care!
Very nice indeed, especially the suit. My only issue would be that the hands aren't really so much &quot;scissors&quot; as Ed's are. Maybe for next time Make a couple extra acrylic blades and pop rivet them in to form the scissors, and then if I remember right in the movie each handle of the scissors had a string connecting somewhere to an arm, so maybe a few small wristbands for the strings to connect to? I dunno just an idea. (if you don't have the tools to put in pop rivets I'm sure there are other ways you could attach them as well, just would be the easiest way for me) Anywho excellent job regardless
Sweeeeet!&nbsp; =D
Great job!&nbsp;Looks nice!<br />
Thanks man! =)&nbsp;

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