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Evil Mad Scientist Costume

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It was the school Monster Ball.

I was going to go out of costume, but then I suddenly realised that I had accumulated one over the previous weeks.

Let me introduce the Evil Mad Scientist.

(Yes, I know there's another EMS, but they aren't half as scary as I am.)


Talk about "be prepared" - always keep some sort of photographic device about your person, you never know when you'll need to document an Instructable!
 
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Step 1: The Makings.

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This costume has several distinct components:

The goggles, the eyeball badge (both of which I made recently), a lab coat (mine - I'm a science teacher), a rotting corpse hand (borrowed from a colleague), and facepaints.

Step 2: The Makeup

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The face paints were applied by a colleague, but I was using my iPod as a mirror, which is how I got these shots.

The kit was left over from another school event, and came from a local supermarket.

First, a white base.  I don't have much hair, so there was a lot of base needed covering.

Second, eye-shadows.  A few dots of black around the eye-sockets, smudged in with the white, using fingertips.

Third, the blackened lips.  The face-paint kit also contained black lipstick - apply to top and bottom lips, then do the mmmm thing to spread it out a bit.

Finally, the bloody head wound - we also found a tube of fake blood.  After applying a smudge of red face-paint, my colleague simply drew on trails of gore.  She reasoned that a true Evil Mad Scientist would not care about Health & Safety...

Step 3: The Ensemble

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On with the lab coat, carefully on with the goggles, tuck the rotten hand into the top pocket, and then step silently out into the disco.

Despite being mainly bright white, it was surprising how easy it was to walk silently up behind a student, tap them on the shoulder (usually with the zombie hand), and then have them scream as they turned around...

TREX ZoaR0K9 months ago
Ii too am being a mad scientist with a authentic lab coat!
Special FX1 year ago
+1
lol...this is the coolest!
Nice yet it's funny that all you need is a bit of make up and a hand or 2 and u become a scientist (your already mad soo..i didn't really need to say anything about that lol)
poofrabbit1 year ago
HA! I love the hand in the pocket, every time I saw it I smiled. Nice work!
Kiteman (author)  poofrabbit1 year ago
Thank you!
Great work, there is somthing about it that remind me of back to the future.

If you tweek the makeup very slightly and get some white fluffy hair you could pull off a n awesome Docter Emmett Brown Costume. Call me a massive fan if you will.
+1!..
I was totally reminded of Docter Emmett Brown of Back to the Future seeing the very first pic!!!...
Kiteman (author)  eXtremeSomething1 year ago
*chuckle*
BWP1 year ago
Love it ... though yeah, did the kids r.e.a.l.l.y notice any difference ;o)

Bet you're glad you didn't get stopped on the way home!!
frenzy1 year ago
I don't get it, what did you change?
Kiteman (author)  frenzy1 year ago
Er... not a lot, actually.

(I do wear two of the five parts on a regular, sometimes daily, basis...)
Looking good! If you had a fluffy gray wig you could help McFly get back in the Delorian.
Exactly what I thought! haha
Kiteman (author)  RedneckEngineer1 year ago
That's a good idea for next year!
sunshiine1 year ago
This is great!
Kiteman (author)  sunshiine1 year ago
Thank you!
iceng1 year ago
Very scary at step 4..
Kiteman (author)  iceng1 year ago
Er, thank you?
iceng Kiteman1 year ago
Your make-up is truly a scream scary.

Meeting your costumed form on a dark lane would surely
make one turn and walk the other way ;-)
Kiteman (author)  iceng1 year ago
Haha!
You kind of have the Uncle Fester look going! Very cool costume and make up :)
Kiteman (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Give it a couple of years and a thick coat...
PitStoP1 year ago
You look evil... The gogles look cool. Did you make them?
Kiteman (author)  PitStoP1 year ago
Yes - there's a link in step one.
ARJOON1 year ago
wooooow, just like in movies,
when i showed this to my friends
they said in my case i don't even need the costume
LOL
Mrballeng1 year ago
This turned out great. Did you get to ware it in S.F?
Kiteman (author)  Mrballeng1 year ago
No, I only made the parts recently.
Mrballeng1 year ago
This turned out great. Did you get to ware it in S.F?
HollyMann1 year ago
You look awesome - love the goggles!
Kiteman (author)  HollyMann1 year ago
Thank you!