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Coolest Danger Mouse Costume

by Kevin E.
(Portsmouth, UK)

Homemade  Danger Mouse Costume

Homemade Danger Mouse Costume

This Danger Mouse Costume was a lengthy costume to make, but well worth the time and effort.

DM is a legendary British cartoon hero, from back in the 80's. He is a white secret agent mouse and has a trusty bumbling sidekick hampster assistant- Penfold.

Trousers: white chino trousers left over from a summer holiday.
Shoes: white trainers from a cheap shoe shop.
Sweater shirt: the only piece I couldn't make and which did cost a £20. I found a local printers who were more than happy to print it on for me. I grabbed the DM logo online. I added the back logo which is technically out of character) at no extra cost.
Hands: A pair of Mickey mouse hands my wonderful Fiancee bought from EBay for me.
The mask: A local £1 shop were selling furry animal masks. I bought a meter of fake fur from our local textiles shop, plus an eye patch and some black felt.

I tried out a local costume maker to start it off, but I wasn't impressed or happy with the end result. So my fiancee and myself spent a couple of nights covering the mask with the white fur and working out how I was going to see out if.

Overal cost:
Sweater: £20
Shoes: £5
Gloves: £3.50 (P+p)
Mask: £1
Materials: £3.50

Total = £33 and a truly amazing costume.

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 Danger Mouse Costume



 Danger Mouse Costume

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Coolest Homemade Hey Arnold Halloween Couple Costume

by Lauren M.
(Normal, IL)

Homemade Hey Arnold Halloween Couple Costume

Homemade Hey Arnold Halloween Couple Costume

We originally wanted to do the CatDog costume that was posted on this site, but realized it would be hard being back to back all night! We started brainstorming other Nickelodeon shows, and thought of Hey Arnold!

For our homemade Hey Arnold Halloween couple costume we went to a thrift store for a plaid button down and sweater, and the dress was ordered online. I then glued red ribbon across the bottom just like Helga’s dress in the show.

To make our heads, I used craft foam, a wire hanger, 2 baseball hats, glue, and pipe cleaners. First, I cut off the bills of the hats. Next, I free hand drew the pieces of hair, hat, and bow, and cut them out. Using industrial glue, I glued the Helga hair and bow right to the hat.

Arnold’s head was a bit harder because I had to cut out the head as well. I glued half of a wire hanger on the back of the face to keep it from falling backwards, however I’m not sure if the hanger even made a difference, because I then glued a piece under his head to hold the sides up. I then glued the hair on the back of the head, and the hat in the front in between the hair. I used 1 pipe cleaner on each side of Arnolds, and Helga’s hair. This was because when walking they blew back and made the characters look bald. Having the pipe cleaners allowed you to bend the hair forward!

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aww
by: katrina

love it! what a cute couple hehe

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Coolest Homemade Ming the Merciless from Flash Gordon Costume

by Shane M.
(Pasadena, CA, USA)

Homemade Ming the Merciless from Flash Gordon Costume

Homemade Ming the Merciless from Flash Gordon Costume

Homemade Ming the Merciless from Flash Gordon Costume
Homemade Ming the Merciless from Flash Gordon Costume
Homemade Ming the Merciless from Flash Gordon Costume
Homemade Ming the Merciless from Flash Gordon Costume

For this homemade Ming the Merciless from Flash Gordon costume I was inspired by the Charles Middleton version of Ming from the 80s movie of Flash Gordon.

My cloak and robe was made from a basic Kimono pattern. The collar took months to make. I covered little pieces of foam board with adhesive back gold foil and glued each tile onto styrene plastic sheeting. The red parts are simply colored in with red sharpie. The breast plate, shoulder pads, circles on the wrist are also gold foil but I used emboss process to make them match the collar.

Lastly the evil ring was important detail. I embedded small LED lights in a cheap oversized red ring and rigged a switch and battery to freeze my victims. Red gloves concealed my wires, switch and batteries. Finally some makeup, new eyebrows and don't forget to cover shoes with shiny gold material. Amazing how many people did not recognize me.

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Great job!
by: Anonymous

who are the cute girls next to you?

The best
by: Jamie

This is one of the best costumes I've ever seen..

wow!!
by: Andrea

Compared to the actual character he is referring to, he looks spot on!! Great details and definitely a lot of hard work was put into this costume. No wonder people didn't recognize you!

How much?
by: Jay

How much would it cost me to get your patterns or your plan?

I am wanting to go as Ming for the 2011 Halloween party my friend throws.

Please email me: windquake @ yahoo.com
(spaces to prevent spambots from reading it)

Thanks.

-Jay

Where did you get the tiles??
by: J Wright

I am working on making a version of this costume right now. Your is by far the est I have seen. Please let me know where you got the tiles for the Cowl/Collar. I would greatly appreciate any tips. My Email is Thanatos340 at Yahoo. (no spaces).

Can this be rented?
by: mswanda9@mac.com

Very interested in renting this costume from you for a film project. Please email me asap at: mswanda9@mac.com

Thanks so much, W.

Interested in renting also
by: Anonymous

Are you interested in renting this costume? Please let me know. I live in Southern Cal. Saw you are in Pasadena. Please email me: dveleas@hotmail.com
Thanks.

Ming the Merciless costume
by: Anonymous

Here we are Sept 2012 and I too would love to rent this costume. I am working with a costume rental store who is going to try and make the collar but your complete look is perfect. IF YOU'LL RENT TO ME PLZ WRITE ME (without the spaces): b v m a s s i e @ c o m c a s t . n e t

Wow
by: Anonymous

Very well done.

Interested in renting
by: Anonymous

Hi. Would love to rent the costume for 10/26. Please email me if renting is a possibility. Tommc72@yahoo.com. Thanks.

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