Introduction: How to Make a Monster Vinnie Costume
Need a scary Halloween costume? Well look no further! With these steps, you can make your own costume from the video game Five Nights at Candy's. To spook anyone in a 1 block radius!
Step 1: Get Your Supplies.
For this costume you will need to gather the following items
-A black long-sleeved shirt.
-A black T-shirt.
-A pair of black leggings.
-Dark navy blue fabric.
-Big white buttons. (See step 7 if you have buttons of a different color)
-Mesh fingerless gloves.
-Straws (thinner works better).
-Tape lots of tape.
-Paint. (White and black)
Once your supplies are gathered, you can begin step 2.
Step 2: Get Your Reference Photos.
Before you start making the costume, its best to get some reference photos to compare to.
-You can do this by simply looking up the character, Monster Vinnie in google or any other web browser.
-Its important to get the official design for your costume. So, type in "In Game" or "Official" to get the right picture. (The ones I used are above.)
Step 3: Fold Your Claws
(Steps shown in pictures ^)
-Take your paper and hold it vertically with the holes on your left hand side.
-Fold the upper right hand triangle down into a triangle.
-Take the top of the triangle and fold down again into a triangle.
-Take the right side of the paper and fold it into the triangle to create a square shape.
-Fold the top left hand corner into the bottom right corner to form a triangle.
-Fold one corner of the triangle upwards to make 2 triangles.
-Fold the larger triangle up to the smaller one to create a arrow shape.
-Take the second triangle's extra paper and fold it into the claw.
-Open the remaining tip into a compartment to fit onto your finger.
- Repeat in tell you have 18 claws.
Step 4: Paint the Claws
Now that your claws are constructed, its time to paint!
-Paint a layer of white paint on all the claws.
-Do a second layer of white on top of the tape to make it blend in.
-Paint 2 black lines on each claw and blend the color in with a paintbrush with a small amount of white paint on it.
-Once the other layers dry, smudge a bit of black paint on the tips of the claws. (This will make it look more claw-like.)
-Let the claws dry.
Step 5: Build Up the Claws
Now that you have the claws, its time to build the glove's fingers.
-To create your first finger you will need 2 of your pre-made claws.
-Take one of the claws and slide it on top of the other claw.
-Tape the top claw to the bottom claw to create the "bent claw look".
-Fold the bottom claw slightly in half.
-Poke a hole in the middle of the claw to insert straws into the claws. (So they can bend with ease.)
-Tape down the straw so it doesn't come off the claw.
-Tape a handle for your finger on the bottom claw.
-Repeat in tell all 8 fingers are done.
-For a thumb tape the straw to the inside of 2 of the claws.
Step 6: Insert the Claws Into the Glove
- Weave straws through the mesh glove over the glove's finger.
-Trim straws to the appropriate length for your hand.
-Tape a extra piece of straw to the end of the straw in the glove.
-Repeat for each finger/thumb.
Step 7: Create the Bowtie
Now with the gloves done, you can start to piece together the outfit. Starting with the bowtie
-Cut out 4 identical heart-like shapes with navy blue fabric.
-Get 2 of the shapes and sew them together with a sewing machine.
-Repeat step 2 for the other 2 shapes.
-Flip the sewn shapes inside out.
-Stuff the 2 shapes and bring them to face each-other in a bow-like manner.
-Hand sew the 2 stuffed shapes together.
-Take an extra piece of the navy blue fabric and cut it into a vertical strip.
-Take the strip of fabric and wrap it around the middle of the 2 shapes. (Where they were sewn together.)
-Sew the fabric in place.
-Set your bowtie aside.
Step 8: Paint the Buttons
*I didn't have white buttons of the size I wanted at the time so this step is optional.*
-Get a paint-safe area ready.
-Grab 3 large black buttons
-Paint the buttons in 1-2 layers of white paint
-Tap buttons on the table to get paint out of the holes.
-Let them sit to dry.
Step 9: Sew on the Bowtie and Buttons.
Now that you have the bowtie done and the buttons are dry (or just handy.), its time to sew them on.
-Place the bowtie on your black short sleeved shirt. (Stitching facing the shirt and out of sight.)
-Thread your needle and sew the back of the tie to the shirt.
-Hold up the shirt and make any adjustments needed.
-Grab your T-shirt and mark where you want the buttons to be. (They should have a medium-sized gap in between them.)
-Sew the button on the marked parts of the shirt.
How to sew on a button: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Sew-a-Butt...
-Repeat the second step for the other buttons.
Step 10: Put the Stripes on the Pants and Undershirt.
Time for the stripes!
-Take the undershirt and use masking tape to create stripes on your arms. (Each stripe should have a small gap as shown in the picture.
-Repeat this step in tell you have a total of 3 stripes per arm.
*For the legs do the same but have 4 stripes per leg.*
Step 11: Make-up!
With your costume completed, its time for the make up.
-Dab a thin layer of black face paint on your eyes with a face paint sponge.
-Dab a second layer of the paint to give yourself a dark eyeshadow type look.
-Dab one last layer of blue face paint on your eyes.
-Dab and smudge black face paint on the rest of your face to create the "withered" look.
-Lightly paint more lines on your face in black and smudge them into the makeup.
-Under the part of your eyes closest to your nose, paint 2 vertical lines going down your cheeks. And continue to paint them in tell they make a solid color. (Use makeup remover to adjust the lines.)
-On your checks, paint 2 medium/small circles in blue paint in tell they area solid color. (Use makeup remover to adjust the circles.)
-Paint blue paint on your lips to create the lipstick. (Use makeup remover to adjust any off lines.)
-Paint 2 vertical lines going down at both sides of your lips to create the puppet jaw.