Contest-Winning Exorcit Couple Costume
This costume was a hit! The white contacts made it really scary! I won first prize at the Halloween Party with this — everyone couldn’t believe it was me. The white contacts were purchased at Coastal Contacts.
To make the costume, I went to a thrift store and bought the nightgown, the priest’s hat, pants and jacket, along with slippers for my feet. I then found an internet picture of Linda Blair in a scene from “The Exorcist” movie and tried to create the same appearance. I bought cheap hair gel and poured it all over my hair to give the appearance of being “wet.” I then used white and green quick-drying make-up all over my face. I used a glue stick to “mat” my eyebrows and covered them with the make-up. I then poured liquid latex into a bowl and used a make-up sponge to dab the latex on the areas of my face where I wanted to place the “gashes.” Using toilet tissue, I wound a small piece between my fingers to create a “snake,” dipped the snake into the latex, and placed in on the latex area on my face. Once the gashes were “formed,” I patted flesh-colored make up on them along with fake blood. I then used gel blood to fill in the inside and used black cream for shading around my eyes and the gashes. I also used blue and purple eye shadow to make the areas around the gashes look bruised. I used a black wax to put on my teeth to make them look rotten.
On my gown, I used liquified canned pea soup to look like I had vomited green crud, and I used fake blood in the front of the gown. I also purchased a plastic cross at the Halloween store and dipped it in fake blood. I had my boyfriend purchase the priest color, cross and stole at the Halloween store.
The costume took a little time but was well worth it!