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Coolest Toothless the Dragon DIY Halloween Costume 2

by Lynnie
(Utah)

Toothless the Dragon DIY Halloween Costume

Toothless the Dragon DIY Halloween Costume

Toothless the Dragon DIY Halloween Costume
Toothless the Dragon DIY Halloween Costume

My son wanted a Toothless the Dragon DIY Halloween costume this year. So I bought a black sweatshirt and pants at a secondhand store. I decorated the hood of the sweatshirt to make the dragon face by cutting and gluing on felt shapes for the eyes, tongue and teeth. I painted on the nose with gray paint. I made his ears and horns by cutting out felt, sewing it, then stuffing it with batting. Then I cut open the top of the hood and sewed them into the hood. I then sewed black triangles down the back of the hood for scales.

I placed an oval piece of felt on the body of the sweatshirt and used black glitter paint to make scales on this belly. I cut out rectangle pieces of black felt and glued them all over the pants to make it also look scaly. Then I cut out more black felt in the shape of a tail and cut out the wings on the tail as well. I pinned the wings into the tail and sewed the tail together (this was very thick so I would use another type of material if I were to do it again). I then stuffed the tail with batting, cut an opening in the back of the sweatpants and sewed the tail in.

The wings on his arms were cut out and sewed with silky material and sewn onto the arms in 3 places so that my son would have some movement. I bought regular black kids size gloves, cut out white triangles and glued them onto the ends of the fingers of the gloves to make claws. The Toothless the Dragon DIY Halloween costume was a lot of work but very much worth it!

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Coolest Group Running Costume 2

by Dan
(Virginia Beach, VA)

Homemade Group Running Costume

Homemade Group Running Costume

Homemade Group Running Costume
Homemade Group Running Costume
Homemade Group Running Costume
Homemade Group Running Costume

This Homemade Group Running Costume was inspired by the movie "Cool Runnings," and we modified the bobsled and team outfits to reflect the "ghoulish" theme of the race - and achieve our own "Ghoul Running" style!

The sled is entirely Styrofoam, cut in pieces with a bandsaw, glued together and sanded, and duct taped at the hinges to make it collapsable for easy transport. The carrying crosstubes (5 of them) are three-piece PVC pipe with plastic washers at each joint that provide stability as well as a means to carry the bobsled while running - this was a 10K race, after all! We left a styrofoam shelf in the front nose of the sled in which we put a circular holder for an iPod full of reggae music to entertain our fans.

The sled was then spray painted (using painting tape for crisp lines) and lettering was printed out on sheets of paper which were then cut out and used as stencils.

The dreadlocks are mop heads dyed with ink and then washed (to keep the ink from dyeing our faces), and placed inside of various bike and softball helmets. Hair ties and rubber bands kept the dreads out of our faces while running.

Our team outfits are sweatpants and long sleeve shirts we decorated with skeleton bones using glow-in-the-dark paint. We also laminated Jamaican flags and safety pinned them to the backs of our shirts for a unifying team look. A team flag was added for additional clarity as to our group's name.

All that was left was to run with the sled for 6.2 miles!! Go Jams!

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Gruesome ghouls - fantastic idea
by: Dai

Great innovation runners. Lets see what 2011 brings. You get my vote. Dai

Awesome Costume
by: Rita

Awesome job guys. It sounds like that costume took a lot of work & creativity. You did a great job. Good Luck.

You guys Rock!
by: Jorge Quattro

What a great idea! And you ran 6 miles with that sled? You guys are crazy!

Awesome Costume
by: Anonymous

This is the best costume I've ever seen!

It's the ghoulest idea!
by: Jen

Awesome idea! I can't wait to see what you come up with this year!!

Ghoul Running Rocks!!!
by: Glenda

What an awesome costume idea!!

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Coolest Homemade Leeloo from the 5th Element Halloween Costume 2

by Megan W.
(Pensacola, Florida)

 Homemade Leeloo from the 5th Element Halloween Costume

Homemade Leeloo from the 5th Element Halloween Costume

This homemade Leeloo from the 5th Element Halloween costume cost me $30; the wig was the most expensive part ($25).

I then bought a roll of white duct tape and used a white bikini bottom I already had. I folded up paper underneath the duct tape in the slightly more "sensitive" areas, so that removal would be a little more gentle.

I had a lot of great compliments and people taking pictures left and right. It was such a fun costume to do, and it was so cheap and easy. My co-worker had to help me get the tape straight; props to him. I did this costume on Friday night and another (Mystique from X-men) on Saturday night for Halloween '09.

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Removal
by: paul

That must of hurt like hell to remove!!

How did you do it? Just grit your teeth and pull?

Not too bad
by: Anonymous

I actually put paper underneath it so that it wouldn't bother sensitive parts. It wasn't too bad that way.

seen it
by: Anonymous

I saw someone in this costume at an wicked faire and she said if you put silicone lube on the outside the duct tape will release. I plan on trying it this halloween :)

Shoes
by: Anonymous

What shoes did you use? I don't know what shoes to wear with this costume

Shoes are difficult
by: Anonymous

I just work my tan Rainbows (flip flops)... most people aren't looking at your feet, though ;)

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Coolest Sloth from Goonies Costume 3

by John G.
(Vandalia, Ohio, USA)

Homemade Sloth from Goonies Costume

Homemade Sloth from Goonies Costume

Homemade Sloth from Goonies Costume
Homemade Sloth from Goonies Costume
Homemade Sloth from Goonies Costume

This is my Homemade Sloth from Goonies Costume pieced together from about 7 different stores. The eye was the most difficult part because I had to tape down my eye and glue another fake eye lower on my face. The best part was when people asked where my baby Ruth was and I would pull it out of my pocket and give them the "baby Ruth" in Sloth's voice. I like the picture of me with my niece, she was freaked!

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District 9 Wikus Costume 2

by Cougar L.
(Broomfield, CO )

Homemade District 9 Wikus Costume

Homemade District 9 Wikus Costume

Homemade District 9 Wikus Costume
Homemade District 9 Wikus Costume
Homemade District 9 Wikus Costume
Homemade District 9 Wikus Costume

My version of a Homemade District 9 Wikus Costume (a mix between the end and the beginning of the film). I know it is not the most creative but it was a lot of fun. Grew my mustache out for a month, made the arm myself and had a blast doing it all. The only disappointment was the yellow contact didn't come out as well as I was hoping.

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