. The sorta alien you'd expect to see in Roswell, New Mexico.
The video is a short film we made using this costume (as well as another costume).
Before you make this costume, realize that it is striking, kinda scary and very form-fitting. For these reasons this is great for clubbing, public events, parties with adults, or maybe for a haunted house. Although it won't show any skin, almost every nook and cranny of your body will be visible. Personally I would feel uncomfortable wearing this to a church or school Halloween party. And if you're self-conscious about your body, this costume is not for you.
This instructable was made after-the-fact, which means I don't have many step-by-step photos. Fortunately, superpants
made a version of this same costume
and has a lot of helpful photos which you can use to help you make the mask.
What You Need
1. Body stocking (zentai suit)
1. Large uninflated balloon. (couldn't hurt to have a few extra in case it pops.)
2. Flat-bottomed dish or cake pan
3. Newspaper (lots!)
5. Salt dough
6. Utility knife
7. A pair of novelty alien sunglasses
8. Acrylic paints
9. Cotton Batting
1. Store-bought alien mask
(LAME! but much easier)
total cost: about $50
This Instructable is for a "Gray-style" alien, a la the movie