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This Gotye and Kimbra couples costume from the music video "Somebody That I Used to Know" is the perfect topical costume for Halloween 2012.  If you haven't heard the Gotye song "Somebody That I Used to Know" on the radio or seen the music video you must be living under a rock.  With over 300 million youtube views it is one of the highest viewed videos on youtube EVER!

I love it because its not an overly flashy music video, but it still fascinating to watch. Throw on a leotard + some body paint and you have a great story and costume!

With the help of some friends, I recreated the music video backdrop and costumes with little more than body paint and a pair of leotard.  I admit its an edgy costume, but edgy costumes are the best in my opinion!

Check out this time-lapse video of how this instructable was made.  It was shot over a 9 hour period.

 
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Step 1: Materials

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There are not a lot of materials and planning that go into this costume which makes it idea for last minute costumers that want a bold costume idea but don't want to spend weeks planning it out.

Here are the materials and where to find them
  • Body Suit (for girl): from American Apparel
  • Cotton Spandex Leggings (for boy): from American Apparel
  • Kryolan Aquacolor Body Paint: I bought an array of colors and mixed them together to get desired colors.  
  • Black Bob Wig: I borrowed this from a friend, but a quick search for wigs in your area should come up with lots of results
  • Paint Brushes and Sponges: I bought special sponges to be used with the body paint, but I used craft brushed instead of specialty paint brushed for makeup because they are less expensive.
  • Baby Wipes
  • Fixer Spray: once the paint is dry spray some fixer spray on it to make sure it doesn't smudge.
tayeden1 year ago
This is phenomenal ! Looks like so much fun :)
shebabe1 year ago
I always love to see costumes that represent the past year and this is the perfect costume to represent 2012!
WOW, that's fun
StoryAddict2 years ago
This is pretty stellar, but practically speaking...if it takes like 9 hours to make this, and assuming you wear it up to 4-5 hours out at a party, how does one use the lavatory without messing up the paint job?
clewis212 years ago
Awesome
flyingpuppy2 years ago
And I was sure this was photoshop'd. Very well done. I love the concept.
Jayefuu2 years ago
Ha, fantastic. You look like you're enjoying that flesh coloured bathing thing far too much in step one Carley :D
sunshiine2 years ago
I love this Carleyy! What a fun thing to do. You guys have toooo much fun! But I am so glad you do! Have a beautiful day!
Sunshiine
Carleyy (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
Thank you sunshiine!! I had so much fun making this costume! I have lots more ideas of my sleeve for Halloween this year!
You guys could not hide the fun it shined through the art itself! Wow! I can't wait to see you strut your art! . This is true art girl! I love it!
Sunshiine
This is absolutely amazing!
Carleyy (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
Thanks!