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Coolest Jem Costume 2

by Emily H
(Trenton, NJ, USA)

Coolest Jem Costume

Coolest Jem Costume

Coolest Jem Costume
Coolest Jem Costume
Coolest Jem Costume - My light up earrings
Coolest Jem Costume

I chose to be the 80s cartoon rocker “Jem” of Jem and the Holograms for Halloween. It was a fun costume and really stood out in a crowd.

For the dress - I took a hot pink blazer that was many sizes too big for me. It was long enough on me to work because it fell on my legs to a good skirt length for Jem. I sewed the arms in (since they were so big) to have a tighter fit on my arms. The jacket closed together overlapping in the front just like Jem’s so it worked perfectly. I secured it with Velcro.

For the belt, I took silver fabric and cut it out into the shape of Jem’s belt using a pattern that I hand drew on a large piece of stiff paper first. I then cut out smaller pieces out of a blueish purple fabric and sewed them on to be the details of the belt. I then hand sewed pieces of a silver craft string/rope to be the tassel part on the belt. I used Velcro for closure in the back to keep it on my waist.

For my makeup I used a pink eye shadow and put it on my face to look like Jem’s makeup.

For my earrings (my favorite part!) I took a cheap pair of light up earrings from a party store and covered them (using a hot glue gun) with glittery pink craft foam that I cut into the desired star shape to capture the effect of Jem’s special earrings!

This Jem Costume looked really cool and won me first prize at the party!

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Coolest Homemade Kung Fu Panda Costume

by Lizbett A.
(Brownsville, Texas,USA)

Homemade Kung Fu Panda Costume

Homemade Kung Fu Panda Costume

The Homemade Kung Fu Panda Costume was created by me for my husband. Because he is a big guy he was never able to wear anything other than a plus size boring bought costume. So when the Kung Fu panda movie came out I knew it was just the right one for him.

The top part of the costume was a light solid black sweatshirt. From a piece of white cloth I cut out the front part (the white round tummy part). For the belt I sowed a long piece of cloth to resemble the belt Kung Fu panda wears. I used red and brown spray paint for the lines, taping each line with scotch tape in order to prevent over spraying.

He used a cargo short and underneath some black workout tights, with brown flipflops. For the ears I used a black hairband and hot glued two ears. I also made a black little tail and pinned it to his but on the cargo shorts. I taped two tubes of whats left of Christmas wrapping paper and also sprayed it brown with a band of scotch tape.

He painted his hands and toes with hair paint and I painted his face to look like the panda in the movie, this completed the Kung Fu panda look.

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nice
by: brett

nice costume nice name

Kung Fu Panda Costume
by: Brett

i want to wear the Kung Fu Panda Costume

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Coolest Mulan and Shang Costumes

by Frederick
(Oklahoma City, OK)

Homemade Mulan and Shang Costumes

Homemade Mulan and Shang Costumes

These Mulan and Shang Costumes were made from fabric, foam and cardboard paper.

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TO THE MAKERS OF THESE COSTUMES!
by: Denise

I need to know how to make these costumes, please reply! THANK YOU

How...
by: Emma

How did you make the Mulan costume? I was hoping to be her for Halloween, but I don't want to spend a TON of money for the costume. If you could give me a how-to that would be awesome! Thanks! :D

I agree...
by: Anonymous

I agree... I really wanted to be Mulan for Halloween, but couldn't find a good costume. (Have you SEEN Disney's?? Ridiculous!) How did you guys make them?

Sorry took so long to reply
by: Frederick

I just basically went to Walmart found the appropriate fabric color needed, then made layers. Instead of sewing a full dress/costume, I did the different layers accordingly to how it looked in the cartoon.

As for Shang's chest and shoulder plate, those were made from cardboard paper (it wasn't very mobile, but it looked okay). The wrist plate and extra little details were made from felt paper.

That's pretty much it. A whole lot of cloths and fabric and constructing in parts. Good luck!

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by: lollicup

oh my. this is a very nice costume. how much did it cost in all to buy all the supplies and materials to make this costume?

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