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Coolest Beheaded Bride DIY Halloween Costume 58

by G.Chupka
(Satellite Beach Florida)

Beheaded Bride DIY Halloween Costume

Beheaded Bride DIY Halloween Costume

Beheaded Bride DIY Halloween Costume
Beheaded Bride DIY Halloween Costume
Beheaded Bride DIY Halloween Costume
Beheaded Bride DIY Halloween Costume

I love making costumes and love a challenge. I had been reading too many fictional novels about the Boleyn sisters and kept thinking of beheaded queens when I finally decided I should be one for Halloween. I started looking for pictures of inspiration on the internet and found a few that tickled my fancy. When I showed them to my husband and asked if he thought I could create a beheaded bride DIY Halloween costume like them he told me... wait for it... I couldn't. WHAT??!! He said I probably could but I only have a week left and it just isn't enough time for something so elaborate. CHALLENGE INITIATED.

The biggest challenge was going to be creating a bust line and decapitated neck look. There were a few sites that suggested making body parts out of plaster, but that's not my speed. It sounded too involved and complicated. I should mention I am the queen of reinventing the wheel - it will save time and cost less. I decided to try and sculpt playdough but knew I needed a form. For the torso and neck I purchased playdough and the green foam used in floral arrangements.

To create the illusion that my head was being carried I decided to wear a backpack with the torso in it, but to give it height I used two in dowels that were 2ft long. You'll see in the pic. I found the wedding dress at a Salvation army and the decrepit looking arm at Good Will. The arm was actually a door knocker that made sound. I disconnected the sound box and some other parts and just used the arm. I added some blood and white face paint for effect.

I must say it was pretty easy once it all started coming together. The dress was the most expensive. The total spent was $80 and it was well worth it. I hope you like it. Thanks for considering :-) Oh yea, CHALLENGE WON. In your face hubby.

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Very creative! Haven't seen anything like it before!
by: Kristina

WOW! Very cool :)

Dead beheaded bride
by: Anonymous

I did this costume this yr, but I built my torso with duct tape and paper mache then coated it with silicone for a real dead flesh look and feel I also added tubing with an artery so my neck squirts blood I also am doing the full decomposed face makeup so I look really dead with maggots as well lol happy halloween!!!

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