Halloween Costumes

I need to make a costume for Halloween. I need to make a costume from scratch (or not) that will end up as Dorothy from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Any suggestions or advice or help?

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dalek costume?

While i was playing around in a wheel-chair i realized that it would be perfect to use for a dalek costume but heres the problem: i cant use that wheel chair and don't have a lot of money. so i was wondering if anybody knew were to get a wheel chair for cheap, also any ideas for the main body? i don't want to use cardboard. any help appreciated 

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"Costume" Ideas

So, my school football team is the Patriots. I'm looking for some ideas on what I can do to make a better costume/whatever. I wanted to make a 300 style red white and blue helmet to wear, but that proved to be pretty tricky. (I did see the boba fett helmet ible) I have been using a towel, but I'm going to make a better cape A stadium horn is on it's way from ebay I paint my face/use colored hair spray already Got any other ideas?

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i am try get a idea that hasnt been done yet...something that is a symbol of music technoloy or ..can you help me out?

Not deadmau5 head thats in process...but like a icon of electro house,trance, hardstyle,dubstep...or all above..

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Halloween costume help!?

For my halloween costume that I am wearing to a dance at my school I will be a robber.(I am a boy, and yes costumes are manditory) I need a weapon to be part of my costume or other thing that helps show that I am a robber.

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Zombie Costume Question

I am working on a soldier zombie costume, but people keep telling me that I look like a nazi soldier. They have me worried that my costume will be in bad taste, but I am not so sure as there are no actual nazi symbols on my costume. Should I risk looking like a nazi or should I try to distance myself from that? If you think I should distance myself from that, how would you recommend doing that? Some have suggested that I embrace it and wear a red armband, but with a mocking symbol, like a smiley-face or a peace symbol, a sort of mild satire.

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space helmet for children need a quick,cheap relatively authentic helmet. Thats easy to make with easily found objects? Answered

Hi people, I need to make about a dozen space helmets for a school production (preps to grade 2 I'm in Australia so not sure what year level that equates to (6-8 year olds) ). I know how to do the suits but need a quick, cheap, relatively authentic helmet. That is easy to make with easily found objects. Thanks to any that can help

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Miss Piggy head. How can I make a full head? Answered

Hi people, i need to make a miss piggy head, not a mask a whole head.Has any one got any ideas? I only have 2 days to make it. It is for a dance concert. Thank you all....Amelia

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I really like to make a Latex halloween mask but do you know what type of latex i need and how?

i want to make a latex halloween mask and i found some instructions but they are confusing me by sculpting a base or putting plaster on head which one is the fastest but cheap.also where do i get the paints

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The Best Halo Costumes Yet

It's hard to believe that these costumes are made by dedicated fans and aren't official costumes, but these guys have done it. After what has surely been hundreds of hours of work, they've got the look... and the power. Link

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EL-Wire Stickman costume

Very cool idea, simple yet amazing - a "Stickman" made for a child, using EL-wire and black jumpsuit. Video preview here (http://youtu.be/GkBDRUO8hAo) Happy Halloween!

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My Costume Picture Entry

So I was hanging out with some buddies of mine in my spartan costume...betcha can't guess which one is me. My costume consists of: Helmet - Cardboard shape, covered in bondo and spraypainted. Bicycle helmey pads inside. Shield - Cut plywood, with a cardboard lambda, covered in bondo and spraypainted. Polyester straps are riveted/gorilla glued on the back. Cape - Scarlet cotton fabric with polyester straps to keep it from choking me. Beard/abs - Mom's eyebrow pencil...If you have experience with spirit gum, use that and fake hair, unfortunately, it didn't cooperate with me. Pantalones - If you're feeling frisky, wear a speedo, if not, brown shorts are acceptable

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How to make a mummy costume

Hi, I am a public school teacher in the Atlanta area.  I am desperately seeking sites where my students can download free images.  squirrelnet directed me to your site for a toilet paper mummy.  However, I cannot use your great pictures there because there is a man on a motorcycle with his middle finger raised.  Is there any portion of your site where I can direct my students to a "safe zone?"  I don't think that picture, although cute for the adult crowd, is really necessary.  The other photos are spectacular.  Here we are, just public school teachers, trying to get a little help.  Don't condemn me for being "fussy."  I am the least fussy person you could meet, but keeping my job means finding safe stuff on the internet for my students.  And remember, most of you owe your jobs to a set of caring teachers. Optomistic teacher

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does anyone have any good veggie costumes?

  I am going to be in a parade and our theme is Healthy Eating, so I was thinking it would be funny to have a bunch of people dressed as carrots and other vegetables pulling a float. Any thoughts?

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How to scale papercraft and where to print? Answered

We are planning to do several models from Star Wars as Halloween Costumes. I have a papercraft model of an AT-ST, Darth Vaders Tie Fighter, and an Xwing. And potentially a millenium Falcon. These are currently 1/16" models.  Our plan is to scale them up to about 6 feet to use as a pattern then put them over cardboard or corrugated board. What is the best/cheapest way to achieve this? I have them in a locked .pbo file and in pdf

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More Halloween Party Pictures!

Check out Arwen's pictures from the Halloween party!You may notice that we nabbed zieak's ideas for the doll serving dish (we used spinach dip) and a variant on his toddler toddy for our sangria and sherbet punch.

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Can we get a channel for costuming?

There's a lot of costuming content on this site, and from what I can tell there are only two channels that currently contain these instructables; halloween and props. Some of the costumes aren't really "props", and "halloween" (1.) includes all kinds of non-costume related things and (2.) doesn't really cover costumes for cosplaying or larping or whatever other reason you might have for dressing up. I love costuming and I want to suggest a channel specifically for costumes, costume accessories, and the like. That way if anyone wants to look at costume ideas they don't have to sift through hundreds of ways to decorate your house for halloween. ::EDIT:: It appears a channel has been added for costuming since I asked this question. Thanks Instructables!

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IDEAS FOR A LED LIGHT UP COSTUME? Answered

Im looking for ideas and ways for to customize my costume for halloween withLED i know its a little early for it but i want to plan and design my costume. Note: it has to be a horror movie character

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how do I make this costume ?

I need to know http://www.stupid.com/big-foot-costume.html

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how can i make a sonic the hedgehog costume for a girl? all the costume suggestions better suit boys online?

How can i make a sonic the hedgehog costume for a girl? all the costume suggestions and actual costumes you can find online better suit boys online unless they are aimed at anime or cosplay fangirls... and that is not the look i was going for. suggestions?

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Halloween Making: Why do we do this to ourselves!? ; )

Closing in on midnight on October 30th, and I found myself in a familiar situation . . .Making last-minute Halloween costumes and props for my kids!Here's a photo of my late-night kitchen table, where I was working on a homemade hover board prop from the "Back to the Future" movies. I paused for a moment to survey the scene and snap a photo, and couldn't help taking note of the silliness of the whole thing. It's midnight. I'm tired. My kids are asleep. And I'm up making this thing. WHY?Why do we do this to ourselves?! - - - - - -I know why I do it, but tell me why you do!Were you up late making stuff for yourself or for your kids? Share your reasoning and thoughts on being a creative Halloweener in the comments below. Be sure to include a photo or two of what you were making!

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Backpack puppet base?

I wanted to make a this costume for halloween but I can't figure out how to support it. I'm planning to make the body of the costume out of upholstery foam.

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How would I do the design of rise of the guardians jack frost pull over? Answered

I was just wondering...How could i do the design of the Hoodie/Pull over of jack frost from the movie rise of the guardians, I would like to make it look like this one...http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/rise%20of%20the%20guardians%20cosplay Though...I am not sure how to do the design O_O I mean....should i just paint lines and going out wards thin lines and make them look like their fadeing? Or...what? Please help...

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can i make the rubiks cube costume in two weeks or less?

Is It possible to make a Rubiks Cube costume in two weeks or less?

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How do I construct a megaman x zero costume?

How can I construct a Megaman X Zero costume for cosplay?

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Is it possible to make a boxman costume like in the link below?

Http://s51.photobucket.com/albums/f368/blood_hound_gang_fan001/?action=view&current;=myspace-animations-28.gif

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Any ideas for a 'Future and Space' themed costume?

It's for a school party four weeks from now. I'm thinking of going as an alien, and I have an awesome piece of fabric, now I'm wondering how to sew it into an alien costume. Any other 'Future and Space' related ideas are also welcome!

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I need help with a CSI costume for Halloween

Does anyone know how to make a CSI costume for Halloween without it costing a fortune and make it look like they do on the TV show with the vest and everything? Here is what I want it to look like: http://kccb.livejournal.com/profile Just scroll down a little bit and its like the second pic down o something. Thanks so much. The main problem is with the vest, and any help will be greatly appreciated.

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pepakura file for cosplay costume ares injustice?

Hi there looking to find or work out how to make a ares injustice costume using the pepakura ? aaaahhhhhhhh cant find one anywhere... thought it may be way more accurate than going by eye.... any ideas?thankyou! nicky

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Metal Gear Solid: Big Boss Costume

Hey all i was wondering if anyone can help me in constructing the Big Boss costume im planning to take it to a convention :P also what type of hairstyle does he have? i cant tell xD ty all who help

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How to make a Dead Space helmet/costume?

Hi, I want to make the costume from the video game Dead Space. I want it to be durable, and good quality, but not too expensive. I would like to ask for some hints, as to what materials to use. What would be the best and the easiest material. Also, Im starting with the helmet, in case it will turn out to be too expensive, ill just stick with that and make the rest of the suit on another occasion. thank you for all your help ****note about the picture***** my helmet will have a blue film instead of the mesh and will light up like in the game. also, i plan on installing two pc fans into it, for ventilation.

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I need to make a donkey costume to cover a girls wheelchair so it looks like she is Mary riding a donkey for Christmas?

I need to cover a power wheelchair with a costume so it looks like she is Mary riding her donkey to the manager for Christmas.  Please give me some suggestions. Thank you

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How do you make a newly created fabric costume look old? Answered

The base outfit is made of a new poly-cotton coverall. I need it to look like it has been worn and worked in a lot. Bleach just made it look yellower in a few places. Sandpaper makes it look fuzzy. I'm looking for ideas and suggestions. Someone said to take it out to a dirt road and drive over it a few times. I'm almost ready to try that.

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I would seriously like to make a Shredder costume. Any suggestions?

Thats right, Shredder. Not like the office appliance. Like the TMNT villian.Ideally it would look like this: Enter the ShredderBut I imagine it will end up more like this: Costume image from FlickrWhat kind of materials should I use? Any ideas for getting the shapes right? I don't want to spend too much.

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What is the best way of making a ninja costume that doesn't use the t-shirt method? Answered

I would like to know where to buy the items or just what the items are for that matter :P. Thanks in advance!

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Ideas on how to make a simple crocodile costume for a Peter Pan production?

How can I make a crocodile for a small child(ren) to wear in Peter Pan?  It would be cool if he could open and close the mouth while the other child (in the back) would hit a wooden block for the tick tock.  We have a frog costume, which will cover the kids, but can't figure out how to do a head.  It needs to be simple - I'm no craftsman, but I can sew & glue.

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Which can be cosplay party show?

I want to get a lover clothes for a cosplay party. Some friends recommend SAO kirito and Asuna costume, but I know another friend have prepared for this one. So I want to prepare the other costume, do you think Assassin creed 3 costume will be better? 

Topic by minic 


Hey. I am wanting to create a 'Tick' costume for halloween. Can anyone help?

Hey. I am wanting to create a 'Tick' costume for halloween. from the comedy cartoon series the Tick. I was wondering about making a well fitted and oversized chin and a muscle suit. Any ideas/sugguestions?

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Please,can anyone tell me how I get or where I can buy a costume like the "TERMINATRIX" used on Terminator 3 ???? Answered

The costume basically have: A red leather jacket,red leather trouser,black heels and a blonde wig http://archive.liveauctioneers.com/archive4/profiles-in-history/16511/0971_1_lg.jpg

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Your Halloween Plans?

So, what are your Halloween plans? Are you going to a party? Going trick or treating, or just going to stay home and watch Demons 2? This year, I'm not going to do much. Just paint my face white, and put on black lipstick and eyeliner while walking around the neighborhood. (Okay, I may go to some houses for candy =P)

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how do i make a grim reaper costume?

 i mostly just want the cloak but  all assistance is appreciated, oh and i have a sewing machine but im a novice  

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Does anybody have any good costume ideas?

Hey guys, I have a pretty big dilemma - I don't know what to be for Halloween. The main problem is that last year, I went as Cookie Monster. Now, this wasn't some dinky store bought costume - it was seriously legit. It looked like a professional mascot costume. I wish I could upload some pictures to show you how serious I am. Oh well. Anyways, I want to out-do myself this year (or at least equal last year). I love morph suits (I have 2 already), and thought of going as Slenderman, but I then thought that that might not be all that original. Now, I know this is sort of contradictory for me to ask, but does anyone have any original (or not super-easily thought of) ideas for costumes that would be frickin' epic? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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How to build an inflatable "brain" costume for stage - seeking ideas?

Hi all, a friend of mine asked me to help him design and build a costume for a stage show he's doing; he will be wearing a monster mask and needs an inflatable "brain" to suddenly inflate (note, he changes costumes every 5-10 minutes during the show so it's something that needs to be fairly portable and easy to change into). We tried using CO2 canisters with balloons, a good effect but not nearly big enough. I'm thinking about some kind of air pig with a valve that he can clip a connecting hose to. If anyone has done anything like this or has a good recommendation I'd love to hear! Many thanks, DAZU

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Sweet cosplay or cool cosplay?

Romantic and lovely cosplay costumes are widely used in girl theme anime. This kind of cosplay costumes has elegant style, sweet color, also with lovely lace, can make you lovely and sweet. In many cosplay show, I have seen vocaloid cosplay costumes in xcoser.com, it also can be other’s love. Compare to it, Attack on titan cosplay will be very cool! Do you like attack on titan style or sweet style?

Topic by minic 


Green Skin Paint?

Hey guys, So for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie me and my girlfriend are going as Starlord and Gamora. We are trying to figure out our costumes and it seems pretty clear that for her costume to be complete she needs to be green. So I was wondering if you guys new what paint we could use for that, obviously it should be able to be washed off. So if anyone can help many many thanks!

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Does anyone know what shape the knives are in Ranger's Apprentice? Answered

I've loved this book series for so long and recently I have gotten into costuming. I (obviously) want to make a Ranger costume but I don't think the covers of the book are all that accurate (the cloaks are green while in the book they're mottled grey/brown/green).  A similar question I posted when I first signed up to this website returned the answer that the Saxe Knife looks like a Bowie knife, but I don't know if that quite fits...  Any suggestions would be helpful, also any tips for the rest of the costume would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance :) UPDATE: I'd like to rephrase this slightly. Does anyone know of a blade shape that couldsuit the saxe knife? It is a costume of a fictional item, not a re-creation so I figure a stylized shape would be better.  UPD

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What would be a creative addition to a Surgeon costume I'm wearing as a Halloween party? Too generic by itself. ZZZzzz.

I work in a hospital where I was allowed to bring home a gown, gloves, cap, booties, & a facemask. You guys always have some awsome creative & original ideas. $cheaper&-the-better. THANKS 8)

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