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Coolest Homemade Mary and Ted Costume from There's Something About Mary

by Vance H.
(Corpus Christi, Tx)

Homemade Mary and Ted Costume from There's Something About Mary

Homemade Mary and Ted Costume from There's Something About Mary

This year we decided to go in a Homemade Mary and Ted Costume from There's Something About Mary. At the Halloween party we also had Warren there, but I guess at that moment he was off somewhere looking for his baseball.

Mary's costume was somewhat tough with perfecting the hair, but she found a simple dress from New York and Co. for eleven dollars and the wig cost 12 dollars.

For Ted, it was tough to find a tan and tope suit, but I finally went to my grandpa's closet and found the pants, jacket, and white button down. I purchased a $12 dollar wig for Teds hair. I bought a set of fake teeth and glued my old braces in them. On the jacket, I added a dark brown lapel, as well as dark brown stripes above the coat pockets. I made a carnation boutineer and pinned it to the coat collar. I added ruffles down the center of the button down shirt as well as on the ends of the sleeves. I made the vest from scratch as well as the bow tie. I got my grandpa's old black cowboy boots and painted them chocolate brown. For the pants, I sewed the brown ribbon down the outer legs.

And finally, for Teds "beans" zipped in his zipper, I first made a clay replica of them in the bottom of a rectangular container. I then poured plaster over them to the top of the container, once cured, I turned it over and removed the clay. Now, with a reverse mold of the "beans" I filled it using a tube of white silicone. After that was dry, I pealed it out, painted them, and sewed them into the pants' zipper.

Total, for Ted we spent 45-55 dollars and 25 dollars for Mary.

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How did you get the hair to stay standing up?

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