I had tickets to a celebrity look-alike show, and decided to work with what I had - short, bright red hair, and a sewing machine. The particular homemade Ziggy Stardust costume I chose to make was striped with pink, blue and silver, with a green, silver and orange striped collar and shoulder pieces. Naturally, it’s damn-near impossible to find these particular fabrics, so I bought the individual colours in a foil jersey and cut them into long strips, sewing them together to create one large striped piece of fabric that I cut everything from.
The collar and shoulder pieces were made from fluorescent green satin with orange and silver ribbon stripes appliquéd on to it, plus a few layers of interfacing to stiffen them out. I used Fudge “Hot Chilli” to brighten up my hair, and used gold eyeshadow mixed with water to make a paste for the forehead circle and lips, with red lipstick and powder for the eyes.
I finished with a pair of red boots I already owned, and ended up taking out the Best Costume prize on the night!
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My son is not into the normal store bought costumes, so he wanted a Homemade Davy Crockett Costume. He already had the play gun, knife, and we found the coonskin cap and water can at a yard sale.
I bought the tan faux suede material and trim on the clearance section at Wal-Mart. I measured a shirt and jeans that already and then just cut the material to fit. After the shirt and pants were made, I added the trim on both and then cut fringes up the side of the legs and arms.
He loves the costume and now can play Davy Crockett or cowboy and Indians because he also turns it into an Indian costume. He just trades in the hat for a feather head dress and adds his bow. I am by no means a seamstress, basic sewing knowledge required.
Total cost was $10.00 for material and trim and $10.00 for the hat and water can. I loved making it for him and no one else has it! Home made costumes are the best!
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My coolest DeadMau5 costume was custom fabricated last minute the day of a Halloween party which I was the host of.
It took 9 hours working in my companies shop with scroll saws, a router drill, soldering and wiring LEDs, cnc engraving acrylic to have an even light output for the ears, a special colour film that changes colour from different people perspective, a construction helmet, an over sized hamster ball for the head, a garbage can for the mouth grill, battery packs on my waist and many rolls of black duct tape.
Besides the fact that I could not walk any where without having to pose for a picture with people I didn't know I had an amazing time. I won 2nd place which was a $500 prize out of 5000 people at a large party venue in Toronto called Liberty Grand. A significant amount of work that paid off with an incredible and unique DeadMau5 Costume.
This Evil Knievel costume was a BLAST! I found these white pants on clearance for $4 and a white button up top. I gathered acrylic paint and some iron on felt stars. I painted it up, put stars everywhere, and I even had a bicycle the color of one of his stunt bikes.