Here is my Homemade Rick James Halloween Costume submission of me as Rick James. I purchased the corn row wig from a costume site but had to change out the bead colors to coordinate with the rest of my outfit. I altered the t-shirt by making a few choice cuts and adding rhinestones and glitter work to give it that “Flair”. I found the “leather-like” pants on a clearance rank in a local woman’s boutique and added some white tassels to the pants for that “POP”. The boots were also ordered but I had to perform a paint job on the boots as well as the heels of the boots.
The jewelry and accessories were purchased from the local Wal Mart and beauty supply store. Wal Mart and Michael’s are always a good places to find low priced accessories for your costume. What Rick James costume would be complete without a little cocaine residue under your nose since Rick was known for being a drug addict.
Last but not least, I made a custom guitar out of some scrap wood I had in my garage. I purchased a mobile mp3 speaker that I attached to the back of the guitar and Velcrod my mp3 player to the back so I could have authentic Rick James music playing when I entered my neighbors party.
All and all…everything came together pretty well and I had a blast putting the costume together.
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Last year I decided that I need to top all of my previous costumes but had no clue how. First I wondered how to change my appearance so I wouldn't be too recognizable to my friends. I thought maybe I could be taller. So I went with that idea. Then I said to my self, who's tall? At first I thought of the world's tallest man from the Guinness Book of Records, but most people don't know what he looks like, I wanted a really recognizable figure. All of a sudden Shaq popped into my head.
I then began my research on him. He's 7'2" so I built stilts from scratch watching multiple YouTube videos. They worked very well. I then made the outfit. I chose the vintage Orlando Magic Shaq because I figured that it would be the most recognizable outfit. I made it with shorts and a jersey from the Goodwill and printed out the numbers and decals on iron-on paper and ironed them on. I also used a bald cap and a lot of face paint to get the right look.
The Shaquille O'Neal Costume was a HUGE hit. Everyone was blown away and I was even able to walk well in the stilts. The only difference between me and the real Shaq was that I turned out to be one inch taller than him, I was 7'3"!
Coolest Homemade Cher Costume from Turn Back Time Video
Homemade Cher Costume
This Cher Costume from Turn Back Time Video was pretty easy to piece together. I got the wig and fish net thigh high stockings at a local costume shop. Luckily 80's inspired boots are in style now so I actually had a pair I got last year that worked perfectly. I got a faux leather jacket from Burlington Coat Factory. I found the leotard at Walmart. I got a long necklace to use as the belly chain to complete the outfit.
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I was Lindsay Lohan and just dyed some scrubs orange, made my own house arrest bracelet with a dog collar and black duct tape, large sunglasses, and blond wig. I made my jail card out of poster board, black duct tape, and permanent marker. I was convict Lindsay.
This Homemade Lindsay Lohan Costume turned out HILARIOUS and was really easy to pull together!