While this DIYer Halloween Costume might look intimidating to make, I have broken it down into simple steps.
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Step 1: MATERIALS
You will need a dust mask, safety goggles or safety glasses, a chapeau of your choice, and a Sharpie; use the color of your choice.
Step 2: PERHAPS THE MOST DIFFICULT PART
This is perhaps the most difficult and intricate part of this Instructable. I will go slowly. First, decide the character you wish to portray. I've selected a feline and used my cat Smoochy as a model. I really suggest using some sort of model for drawing your face as leaving it up to guesswork can lead to disastrous results. Second, draw an isosceles triangle with the apex pointing down. Gently add a slight curve to the top of the triangle. Now color it in being extremely careful to color within the lines. Whew! I know. Not easy. Next, draw the mouth. This should resemble either an anchor (I was in the Navy and was able to use this idea once I re-looked at what an anchor looked like). Or fish hooks. Bear with me. I know this ain't easy. We're almost done. You may add a little cup at the bottom on the anchor to represent a mouth. Or lips. Lastly, draw three dots on either side of the anchor to represent from where whiskers sprout. I found this part difficult since Smoochy is Chimeric and half her whiskers are black and half white. If you, too, find this difficult and have access to a compass, you can use that to evenly space your whisker sprouting spots. Thanks for staying with me this far. Now for the home stretch.
Step 3: FAILED ATTEMPTS
Please use a model to draw your face. Here are my failed attempts thinking I could do it without using my Smoochy's visage.
Step 4: DON YOUR DIYER APPAREL
Put your costume on in this order: mask, glasses, hat. Now step back, gaze into a mirror and admire your work. You may add to this costume the tool of your choice to carry with you to set you apart from all the other DIYers who'll surely be copying this marvelous costume idea.
Good Luck and Happy Halloween!
Step 5: TO THOSE WHO INSIST ON VIDEOS
For you whippersnappers out there, I don't have a video camera and these are my phones. Yes, those dial-up phones are smartphones--as smart as I am. --Kink--
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Halloween Contest 2018