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Coolest Edward Scissorhands Costume 19

by Brent N
(Chicago, IL)

Coolest Edward Scissorhands Costume 19

Coolest Edward Scissorhands Costume 19

Coolest Edward Scissorhands Costume 19
Coolest Edward Scissorhands Costume 19
Coolest Edward Scissorhands Costume 19
Coolest Edward Scissorhands Costume 19

For Halloween this year, I decided to pull off one of my dream costumes: Edward Scissorhands.

I didn't want to use the "Licensed Scissorhands" sold in my local costumes store, so I began work on my own. I found close-up images on Google of movie stills, as well as other images of homemade Scissorhands. I began to construct each individual "finger" primarily from foam board, which I hot glued together into the shapes of scissors and knives, and painted with a silver and rust color.

Each "finger" was attached to a cheap pair of black gloves with velcro, which made for an easy on/off. For the body of the hands, I used craft foam that I painted and attached to the gloves with velcro as well.

For the makeup, I researched on Youtube for ideas. I began by covering my eyebrows with glue and concealer. For the scars, I applied a product from the Halloween store called "3D Skin Gel", which I covered with a layer of liquid latex so it would last longer. I covered my face with the lightest foundation I could find, and used blue, purple, brown, and grey eyeshadow for the rest. The wig was a goth/rocker wig that I teased.

I bought the white shirt, grey pants, and suspenders from the Salvation Army. The suspenders were in perfect condition, but I cut them in pieces and reattached them with safety pins like in the movie.

The only downside to the Edward Scissorhands Costume was that I couldn't get to my phone, keys, wallet, or anything in my pockets for that matter. Thank God I had friends with me to open doors and get to my phone for me all night long. It was a bit of an inconvenience, but the reception I received was worth it!

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