My dad and I are really big horror movie buffs. My mom, brother, and sister, not so much. So, when they all left for a week-long vacation, we took the opportunity to rent a bunch of horror movies. I had read “Carrie” several months ago, and I decided to add the 1976 movie version to our list. Books are always better than movies, but I liked the movie version so much, I decided on a Homemade Carrie Halloween Costume that year.
I found a recipe online on how to make fake blood (FYI, it’s red and green food coloring and corn syrup), and found a pink dress at an inexpensive store. My dad had complained that the dress was too short, but I had to explain, “Do you see how these girls dress these days, with the Ashlee, and the Lindsay, and the Paris? They all dress like strippers. It’s go ho or go home.” (quote from How I Met Your Mother).
When I entered the costume contest, I was up against a guy in a bloody Scream mask. So I knew I had won. Especially when I walked very slowly down that path outside, with my eyes open wide like Sissy Spacek had done in the movie.
Coolest Homemade Ash from Army of Darkness Costume
by Eric B.
Homemade Ash from Army of Darkness Costume
I made this Homemade Ash from Army of Darkness Costume last year. I found a cheap shirt at value village and ripped it a bunch and smeared makeup over it since that's all I had to make it look dirtier. In the back is a rifle I made out of cardboard in a holster also made form cardboard.
It's held on by a bracelet in the center and a few cheap belts I also got from value village. The chainsaw hand is a cardboard box that cut a hole in the end for my hand and played with a bit so it was a little less square looking. Spray painted that red and the blade silver (the chain on the chainsaw is from a hardware store, I don't remember what it is exactly), then threw some extra makeup on it and all over myself to make me look a bit more like I'd been fighting the undead. It mostly got sweated off, but the makeup was a rush job anyways (actually the whole thing was, I made it the night before).
It was nice though to have a hand free to eat cupcakes though.
Comments for Coolest Homemade Ash from Army of Darkness Costume
My husband decided to have a horror theme for his 35th Birthday party. I decided to go as Carrie as it was one of the only horror movies I have ever seen in my life!
I actually ordered a Carrie Costume online but was so disappointed when I received it; I decided to make my own.
I bought an old dress from the Op Shop, a flower corsage from Spotlight and a wig from the costume shop. I then made my own blood with coffee, sugar, corn flour, red food colouring and green food colouring. I drenched myself with the stuff in the backyard and let myself dry off 30 mins before the party. The homemade blood also only took 2 showers to come off and didn't stain the floor or shower. Phew!
I scared everyone who walked through the door, it was such fun!
Coolest Homemade Ash Costume from Army of Darkness 4
by Jeff L.
(Saratoga, New York)
Homemade Ash Costume from Army of Darkness
Homemade Ash Costume from Army of Darkness
This Homemade Ash Costume from Army of Darkness cost me about $45. I bought a broken chainsaw from a garage sale and took out the motor so it wouldn't weigh a ton, then to Home Depot for some PVC pipe and rubber grommets to hold my hand in place. I got a screw on PVC top which I bolted to the bottom of the chain saw so I could take it on and off.
I used a bloody rag on the inside of the PVC pipe so when I unscrewed the chainsaw it looked like my hand was indeed severed. Took a belt and a tool belt and crossed them on my chest. A cheap toy shotgun from amazon.com, a blue button down shit from a thrift store, some fake blood and a little bit of make up and you done!
This Homemade Carrie Prom Queen Nightmare Costume is made with a Prom dress of 70-80's style. Purchased liquid blood and dripped it so it was running down all sides. Silk roses with silk ribbon with droplets of blood. Blood on face, arms and flesh showing. Prom Queen tiara.
Prom King, 80's suit, 80's hair, king crown, prom king sash. I widened the lapel on the suit with brown felt for the 80's look and purchased a ruffled shirt from a tuxedo shop. I was lucky to find it. Rose corsage dipped in blood.