A Christmas Story is one of our favorite movies! These homemade Christmas story costumes were a definite crowd pleaser.
The leg lamp costume was a little difficult to make. We cut out a pattern using newspaper to make the panels for the shade. You can make the shade as long as you want. We went with a little above the knee. A shiny gold material was used. Once all the panels were sewn together, a hem was sewn by machine for the top and bottom. Don't forget to make arm holes when sewing the panels together. Then we used a large hula hoop for the bottom and a large quilting hoop for the top. Both hoops were cut and pushed through the hem and sewn up by hand.
A gold braided cord was sewn on the seams of the panels. The black fringe was added with hot glue. Black fish net tights and black pumps are a must. I think the t-shirt with black iron on letters spelling out 'Fragile' tied the costume together.
Ralphie's costume was purchased at different stores. A sweater, flannel shirt, scarf and khaki pants were worn. Mittens were pinned at the wrists on the sweater. The glasses were perfect with a small crack.
The dog's costume was made from pink fleece. A white bunny tail was added with hot glue. She needed some 'pink bunny slippers'. I simply made a wrap for her legs. The bunny head with oogly eyes was added with hot glue on the wrap. The pink bunny ears were purchased at Pet Co. Her nails were also painted hot pink. Black iron on letters spelling out 'pink nightmare' were added to both sides of her costume.
I had been wanting to do the leg lamp from ‘A Christmas Story’ for a long time, and finally put it together this year. I made the lampshade out of muslin and sewed in French seams to hold the boning. After adding all the boning, it needed to be stiffer, so I added wire as well. I attached the fabric to a wire ring at the top, then Kevin fashioned a harness worn over the shoulders. I sewed Velcro onto a shirt, and attached moonlamps on the front and back. To give the appearance of one leg, I wore bi-color hosiery, half white half black, a fish net stocking over one leg, and 2 different shoes. I painted my face and hair gold to resemble the knob at the top of lamps, and wore one earring to look like a lamp switch.
Kevin went as Ralphie who shot his eye out. He made the glasses with eyeball attached by using a ball from a roll-on deodorant, paper iris, epoxy, and red string. He attached it to the side of the glasses and poked a hole through a plastic lens he made from a cookie container. He then scratched the lens and added fake blood. He got most of the cowboy outfit from good will and made the sheriff’s star from plastic and paint. He made the rifle out of poster board and printed out an actual image of the gun used in the movie. He then covered it with clear packing tape.
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Coolest Homemade Christmas Story's Toungue Stuck to Pole Costume
by Dana Y.
Homemade Christmas Story's Toungue Stuck to Pole Costume
I always loved that movie "A Christmas Story". The scene that everyone remembers is when Flick got his tongue stuck to the pole in the school yard. I decided to go as a Homemade Christmas Story's Toungue Stuck to Pole Costume.
I made a pole out of PVC pipe but needed to stabilize it so it wouldn't fall over while I was doing "schtick", so I duct taped an orange caution cone to the bottom and filled it with newspapers. I covered that with white stuffing to look like snow.
The flag I made from a pillow case and I had to re-create the logo on the computer. I ironed it onto the pillow case and sewed it around a coat hanger, then attached it to the pole. I took an old flight cap but it needed goggles. So I cut the bottoms of cups off and sewed them to the cap. I got the coat at the goodwill and used a scarf that I had.
The gloves were another story though. Try finding red gloves. The only ones I could find were made for toddlers. Luckily I have small hands! Then I went around sticking my tongue to the pole and balling and wining like Flick did. People were double dog daring me all night!
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Coolest Homemade Christmas Story Couple Costumes 6
by Trinette H.
Homemade Christmas Story Couple Costumes
This Christmas Story Couple Costumes was such a hit! Here is what I did:
Crate: Used a box, covered it in Wood Grain Contact Paper(Home Depot) and added balsa wood(Craft Store) for a 3D effect. Then I stenciled on the words Fragile and This End Up. I then added some packing material(craft store) to the bottom with a hot glue gun.
Lamp Shade: Found the biggest lamp shade I could find at Wal-Mart. I had to cut out the wire innards and also cut it down the back so that I could get into it. I added a little material the same color and then sewed on Velcro so I could close it up. I added Black Tassel(craft store). I also lengthened mine by adding a strip of fabric and some boning to the bottom to keep the round shape. Then all you need is some Fish Net Stockings and Black High Heels.
We got loads of compliments and will def. re-use this in the future.