My daughter decided that she wanted to be an Alien for Halloween, but just no ordinary alien would do. She decided she wanted to be an alien in a UFO. My husband, my daughter and I all made sure we had a hand in the costume making process.
We completed the idea of the Homemade Alien in a UFO Costume by adding Tupperware compartments onto the "ship" that held smoking dry ice and of course, working lights. The costume was surprisingly light weight, as it was held together by a home depot bucket and old backpack straps that crossed against her back. The main parts of the ship were composed from light-weight foam board from any hardware store and then playable metal was adhered in strips to create the dome shape around the costume.
Lots of hot glue and bolts were used to secure it all. We used an old pool raft to create the lime green in between the ship. A hoola hoop and thermal blanket were attached at the bottom to look like a beam. This took a lot of time and effort but was totally worth it! What a fun Halloween!
A list of the items we used were:
Silver Leotard Lime Green Raft or Float Spray Paint Foam Board from Lowe?s or Home Depot Old Backpack Battery Powered Christmas Lights Tupper Ware Dry Ice Home Depot 5 Gallon Bucket Box Plyable metal Helmet Fake Ears Kazoos Hula Hoop Green Face Paint Thermal Blanket
Comments for Coolest Homemade Alien in a UFO Costume 21
I wanted to design a costume that was loosely based on the aliens from the James Cameron Alien movie but more of a humanoid form and leaning towards sexy rather than scary.
I couldn't do some of the things I wanted to do on my Female Alien Invader Costume using Lycra or other materials, so I opted to use latex rubber for it's flexibility. It's not the most breathable material but I went with .35 thickness so as long as it's not too hot and I don't try to run while wearing the costume, I should be able to stay fairly cool and keep it on for a while.
I designed the costume in photoshop then consulted some companies online to make it. A couple companies attempted to make it but the results were usually far from what my drawings looked like, the head being the biggest issue.
Finally, I took matters into my own hands and armed with new knowledge I had gained from the internet regarding the construction of latex clothing, I used the best of the attempts to splice together a costume that looked very close to what I wanted.
The feminine shape of the costume (hopefully) makes it a little more alluring, and also adds to the mystery of who's wearing it.
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I chose to be this homemade alien Halloween costume idea last minute. I bought blue paint for $1 and went to town. I spray painted myself with glitter and painted my lips black. I found the top at goodwill and bought the wig from Walmart. I made the ears myself with long toothpicks and aluminum foil from the restaurant I work at.
It was the most fun I have ever had in a costume!!! None of my friends recognized me and everyone kept taking pictures. My roommate also had an awesome homemade costume... or 'thrifted' costume. She went as the bride of Frankenstein and spent a whopping $6 on that fabulous dress.
We got the outfits from American Apparel. The top is a leotard, it is completely backless and really cute. The skirt is also from American Apparel and is actually a tube top dress that we folded into a skirt. For extra props we had a bunch of dollar glow in the dark glow sticks, we had squirt guns (not shown in pictures), a bunch of silver jewelry, a lot of glitter everywhere and last the antennas were three dollars from a Halloween store. The outfits are really cute and easy to make.