Last year I decided that I wanted to make my son an Alien for Halloween, but I wanted to do the one from the movie Alien. But knowing that my husband and I would be going to a Halloween party where a lot of people really put some effort into their costumes, I decided that my husband and I would also be Aliens.

I started with my sons costume to make sure I could pull this off. All and all, I was really happy with the results. I papier-mâché’d the masks/helmets and then latex’d over that. The chest pieces are made from life jackets and foam tubes, also latex’d.

All the clothing under was latex’d as well. I think I went through a gallon jug on all 3 costumes. These Alien costumes were a hit at the party and the neighborhood on Halloween night. Kirstin, Jeffrey, & Dylan Thomas