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Coolest Homemade Jack Skellington Costume 44

by Graeme A
(State College, PA)

Homemade Jack Skellington Costume

Homemade Jack Skellington Costume

Homemade Jack Skellington Costume
Homemade Jack Skellington Costume
Homemade Jack Skellington Costume
Homemade Jack Skellington Costume

My 2010 costume is a Homemade Jack Skellington Costume. I knew from the start I would need more height because I am only 5'7" so I purchased some sports stilts. From there, I used pipe insulation (similar to pool noodles) to build the basic structure of the arms and legs. The arms and legs were then covered with long sleeves that I made out of solid black fabric.

To make a chest that would double as a mask, I started with a single cardboard box and reshaped it by cutting out parts and re-taping it together until I got the desired "heart" shape with a face hole in the front. The face hole was covered with cross-stitch material and then the whole thing was covered using a child's suit. I topped it off with a bow-tie made form cardboard and clay. The hands were fairly simple to make: just took long zip-ties and covered then with sections of clay to resemble bones then attached the hands to a black par of gloves and connected the glove fingers to the bone fingers with fishing line.

The head was the complicated part. I started by covering a ball with paper-mache. Then I popped the ball and crushed the remaining sphere into what resembled ET's head. Using that as the base, I built up clay to make Jack's signature brow and nose. Once that dried I paper-mached again and cut the eyes out. Using more clay, I build concave eyes inside the head which gave the eyes a much deeper look. Here I also cut the entire head along the mouth line in order to open Jack's mouth and to help with building the eyes.

Everything was paper-mached back together and painted. I made some yellow teeth out of clay and glued them into the mouth. Using left-over pipe insulation covered in white duct tape, I created a neck to attach the head to the body. White stripes were painted along the entire suit and the costume was done. The legs and pants attach to me via a cord around the back of my neck. The top half then goes over my head and my arms are placed into slits mid-way down the suit's sleeves.

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Amazing!
by: Anonymous

Your costume is amazing! I love TNBC, your costume is so accurate it looks like a still from the movie. Great job!

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