My son loves Billy the Exterminator, so for Halloween we thought why not let him be Billy for a day (minus Billy's potty mouth).
This Homemade Billy the Exterminator Costume was created from a simple pirate costume, this gave me the pattern for the pants and the vest. I sewed the pants and the vest from a synthetic leather, and allowed the vest to hang open.
Billy's shirt is a plain black t-shirt and I hand painted the Vex-Con design on the front. I also hand painted the Vex-Con logo on the back of the vest, with white fabric paint. I cut the wrist cuffs smaller for my son, as these started as adult sized.
The extra studs from the wrist cuffs were applied to the shoulder of the t-shirt. I used pre glued studs on the shoulder of the vest. Billy's hat is a plain black costume cowboy hat, I sewed on a goth costume necklace pendent on the front of the hat. The gloves are the cheap knit gloves with the finger tips cut off. I also added studs to the knuckles.
I tried to add all the extras that Billy would wear. The options are endless. We had a wig for the long haired version of Billy but my son refused to wear it out to the mall to trick or treat. Also not shown is the big rubber snake that we had wrapped around Billy's neck.
Such a cool costume I think we will get another year out of it.
I asked my 4 year old grandson what he would like to be for Halloween and he said "Billy the Exterminator". That was something I had to look up since I hadn't seen that TV show. I started with a black t-shirt, I made a stencil of the Vex Con logo and painted it on the shirt in white and added studs that I purchased at the hobby store in the leather . I bought a hat at the dollar store and used black vinyl fabric for the band, a skull and crossbone that are shoe clips that I bought in the Halloween dept. and then studs were added. A black pair of jeans with a belt cut from a length of chain with the other shoe clip attached for the belt buckle. The side and back chains were purchased from the jewelry making dept. at a local store. I bought batting gloves, cut off the fingers, painted the white parts black with a permanent marker and added studs. The arm bands are cut from black vinyl with studs added and velcro to close them. Billy the exterminator always wears an unusual cross so we also added the necklace from his mom's jewelry box.