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They Live is an epically cheesy 80s John Carpenter movie that I love! Here's what you need to make this simple but attention grabbing costume:

- blank costume mask
- skeleton or demon mask
- hot glue gun and glue
- acrylic paint
- Crayola model magic
- paint brushes
- goofy eyeball party glasses
- gloss/ varnish spray paint
- white t-shirt
- iron on transfer inkjet printer paper
- wig
-body paint

Step 1: Step One: The Basics

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The great thing about going as the They Live aliens is that since they're posing as normal people, you can wear your regular clothes! There are a few things to do though to make your costume more distinctive

While technically you can wear whatever you'd like, tying in the subliminal imagery/ messages from the movie into your outfit really adds to your costume. Get a plain white t-shirt and some iron on transfer paper. Then simply pick some of the subliminal words from the movie to put on your shirt. Here are some of the options (but you can create your own): Reproduce, Consume, Obey, Conform. A shopping bag with the word BUY on it will also add to the feel of the costume.

Because of the way the masks will sit on your face, chances are you'll need wigs as well (unless you have bangs) and don't forget to paint your exposed skin blue with red patch accents to match your mask.

Now for the fun part: the mask!
cconant14 months ago

looks great way easier they other ways ive seen done

themauxfaux10 months ago

I designed the eyes for 3d printing: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:524558

gadget-man1 year ago
awesome costumes from an awesome movie.
Pris Nexus 6 (author)  gadget-man1 year ago
jojoxojoj1 year ago
Love that movie! And these masks are fantastic.
Pris Nexus 6 (author)  jojoxojoj1 year ago
Thanks so much! They were fun to make