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Coolest Homemade M.A.S.K Agents Gloria Baker and Matt Trakker Costumes

by Kevin
(Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada)

Homemade MA.S.K Agents Gloria Baker and Matt Trakker Costumes

Homemade MA.S.K Agents Gloria Baker and Matt Trakker Costumes

Back in the mid 80's a cartoon came out called M.A.S.K. It captivated me and has made me a life long fan. So, this year for Halloween I thought it would be great to go as Matt Trakker and drag my girlfriend along as Gloria Baker. This issue with being one of the M.A.S.K characters is that because it hasn't been around for over 20 years, costumes were hard to come by. I couldn't even find an example of someone doing something like this online, so I just started from scratch and the Homemade M.A.S.K Agents Gloria Baker and Matt Trakker Costumes were born.

Modeling the clothing off of pictures that I had, my girlfriend sewed the costumes and I made the helmets. Getting all of the details were hard, and because I'd never made a mask before, they were far from being perfect, but the results still turned out fairly well for me. The helmets were constructed with a cardboard base for the skeletons and then covered with paper mache.

Then the painted and detailing finished everything off. It was a lot of work to put it all together, but it was one of the best and most rewarding costumes I've had to date.

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Very creative!
by: M.A.S.K. Movie

Posting the pic to our fans. Great job!

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Coolest WordGirl Costume

by Robin
(Mansfield, CT)

Homemade WordGirl Costume

Homemade WordGirl Costume

My daughter wanted to be WordGirl from PBS for Halloween, so we made her a WordGirl Costume including Captain Huggy Face. We used a yellow t-shirt under a scoop neck red unitard, and made a cape with orange and red satin. The head cover I ordered from a dance wear store to match the unitard.

The emblem on the front is just cut from craft foam and double stick taped to the unitard. The gold belt is from the thrift store with a buckle cover made of craft foam. The boot covers are just the bottom half of red tights. You can only use them once (because the get pretty beat up when you walk) but they worked for the night. The gloves are red fleece gloves for winter, and since we live up North this seemed to be a good choice once night fell.

Captain Huggy Face is one of those monkey with Velcro on the hands that you can put around your neck. I used fabric scraps to make his costume and used scraps of craft foam to make the emblem and belt. A silver pipe clean at the top finished it off. Our daughter was one of a kind!

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word up!
by: isabella

I'm 12, and, gotta admit, I watch WordGirl now and again. It's crazy how hard some of Bo Handome's words can be. Once my little sister, (6) told my mom she was crestfallen!

That is great!
by: Ron

My daughter is turning 6 this October and wants to be Word Girl this Halloween. So I was happy to see your costume picture on here. Wish me luck with my attempt. :-)


Help finding red hat
by: Catherine

Thanks so much for posting the photo and advice! I'm starting to gather items to put my 6-year-old daughter's Word Girl costume together. I've found the unitard online but can't find the matching red head cover. Do you have a link or brand/description so I can find it? By the way, my 2 year old daughter is going to be Captain Huggy Face so if anyone has any tips on that costume, I'll be looking for those items next! Thanks again! :)

red hat
by: amy

I also need help finding the hat and boot covers too!

wow! Word Up!
by: Michelle

Great creativity! You did a great job!!! I am contemplating making a costume, too. You've solved many of my boot covers! Thanks

by: Carrie

Thanks for sharing this! My 8 year old daughter wants to be Word Girl for Halloween, and yours is the inspiration I needed! The only difference ours will have - and it may be helpful to the one looking for the head dress - is we're using a short, dark wig, with a kerchief/headband sort of fabric to match. Either way, I'd be curious to hear where one gets that head cover in your original creation. Did you post an answer? Thanks again! Very creative!

Love Huggy Face
by: Rebekah

I'm going to be making a Word Girl costume this year. I have a 2 yr old boy that I was going to make capt Huggy face but a stuffed monkey might be better.
Came out great! Thanks for sharing!

Where did you find the unitard?
by: Melissa

Did you get it locally or online? any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

Word up MOM!!!

Fabulous job with the word girl costume.
My daughter, Daniella, who is 4 is also
looking to be word girl this year.
Do you have a site you can recommend for the unitard and head gear?? Please pass the
WORD along!

Awesome Costume
by: Lily

Awesome! My 3 year old also wants to be Word Girl. You're very creative! Way to go!

Boy, oh boy! (or WORD UP!)
by: Word Dad

Can't find the unitard anywhere. Maybe I'm no good at searching, but gheesh! My girl would look great as Word Girl aka Becky Botsford, but we just can't locate the unitard. Suggestions, please?

would you sell this wordgirl costume?
by: stacyg

I've got a 5 year old who wants to be Wordgirl but with a broken arm and lack of creative skills I'm a little challenged in the homemade costume department. Any chance you are willing to sell this now that your daughter has grown out of it?

WordGirl Costume
by: Anonymous

I'm making my granddaughter a WordGirl costume for Halloween this year and we are using a red turtle neck shirt and a pair of red sweat pants. As far as the head cover goes my daughter got that from NASCAR through Marlboro. She and her husband were invited out to Michigan International Speedway a couple of years ago and were invited to take a ride in one of the race cars and they were given red hood type things. So I will incorporate that into the costume. I am appliqueing the emblem on the red turtle neck with yellow and red fabric and will make the cape. As far as shoe covers go, I will use some of the red fabric from the emblem and just make a cover for the shoes that will stay on with elastic around the ankle. They will just cover the tops of the shoes. I will make Capt. Huggy Face from a Curious George stuffed monkey that she has.

Wooorrrd UP!
by: CouponBootCamp

YOU ROCK!!! Great job!!

word up!
by: Ellianna

I am 9 years old and u have admit that wordgirl is awesome! And I learn a lot of words on word girl. I wasnt able 2 B wordgirl 4 Halloween but I would have.

Thank You!
by: Ann

Awesome! Thanks for the great ideas. I had not wasn't sure what to use for the boot covers. I am going to try your idea of tights or possibly soccer socks.

Looks like me!
by: WordGirl

Great Costume! And it's homemade! It looks just like me! You are awesome! Is that monkey doll cumbersome?


Love, Wordgirl

WordGirl costume
by: Anonymous

My daughter will be WordGirl this year for Halloween. She's 10, and made the costume herself! using her red warmup suit and gold belt. All I had to buy was a pair of dark brown boots and gloves, a red winter hat and for the cape I purchased a dark yellow tshirt. All from Walmart. I found this costume easy and cool weather friendly.

Word Girl Costume
by: Shirley

Would you like to sell the Word Girl Costume? I would be interested.
Thank you,

love word girl Word Up!
by: elijah

i love word girl i wish i can have that suit! can yoy make one for me. can you make me a 4 foot 9 and a 1/2 please?

Word Girl Costume
by: Anonymous

Do you still have the word girl costume? I would like to buy it. Thank you!
Shirley at

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Coolest Homemade Bluntman and Chronic Costumes

by Jeannie
(Killeen, Texas)

Homemade Bluntman and Chronic Costumes

Homemade Bluntman and Chronic Costumes

We always make our own costumes and these Homemade Bluntman and Chronic Costumes just might be the hardest one to do! I'm a BBW and my hubby is thin, so we always have to match.

I hand made these costumes in less than 12 hours. A lot of paint, sewing and hot glue! When we went to the bar, none of our friends knew it was us. Everyone thought I was a man. I have long brown hair so that was easy, but for the beard and mustache, I bought it at a Halloween store and made some adjustments to it. I even used the hair I trimmed off to glue to my eyebrows.

My husband's wasn't too bad, cut up some shorts and some longjohns! We won $500 bucks that night!

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by: Anonymous

thats awesome

by: Anonymous

just what my son is looking for. wish i could figure out how to do these costumes for my son and his friend. i cant seem to get it figured out.. you did a great job

Thank you
by: Jeannie

Thank you! I really want to do this another year!

I Want This
by: Sami

Ok, sweet. Now how can I get it for Halloween?

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