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Coolest Homemade Nightmare Before Chirstmas Costume 11

by Winston A.
(Miami, FL. USA)

Mayor of Halloween Town and Sally Costumes

Mayor of Halloween Town and Sally Costumes

Me and my wife are really big fans of Halloween and "the Nightmare Before Christmas" movie. I am an artist and thought I could be the Mayor of Halloween town since I have never before seen a costume as the mayor and also I couldn't pull off being Jack (he's tall and thin). My wife is a perfect Sally though!

For the Mayor costume I started with the head, made out of foam and sewed into a cone shape, then with fabric we (my mom the sewer) made the hat. I painted the face with fabric markers and glued the eyes out of thin foam. We cut the mouth so that I can see through and then covered it with a thin see through fabric.

The body was all sewn with fabrics and some foam for the collar and the mayor's "spider tie". A xilaphone was built for the mayor out of foam and silver fabric. I also had a hoola-hoop inside the body for support but I didn't need it at the end of the day. It was to hard to walk in and to sit down in.

For the Sally costume I made her mask from a generic mask that I bought and painted (with acrylics) the face blue and added the scars and eyelashes with some furry wires found in the craft store. We then found a Raggedy Ann wig for the red hair for Sally. The body part of the costume was again sewn and stitched from different pieces of fabrics to look authentic.

It is great having a mother who likes to get into these projects with and that can help you complete your image of the costume. Thanks mom!

As you can see in the photo below, the Mayor has two faces, a happy one and a sad/irritated one.

Nightmare Before Christmas Costume


Nightmare Before Christmas Costume

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Wow!
by: cleare

That's totally freaking amazing! I am so impressed. I was going around looking for ideas and I could never make this but completely am in awe of this.
Great work man!

Thanks for the comment!
by: Winston Acosta

Thanks for your great comment. We are doing it again this year, but this time it will be an Alice in Wonderland theme. I will be the Cheshire Cat and my wife is the Mad Hatter!

WOW!!
by: Miriam

U R FREAKIN AMAZING AND CREATIVE!! Both costumes are fabulous. This is great I'm so speechless. Well I made my own Sally costume too. It took me 5 days to make! And all by hand. My mom made my wig. But I don't look as great as your wife because I'm a bit chubbier. But anyways you are AWESOME this is so inspiring!!!

I found out today that you can REALLY BE WHO EVER YOU WANT TO BE ON HALLOWEEN!!! THANK U SO MUCH for sharing this with the people. And the nightmare is also my fav movie. I LOVE TIM BURTON!!!

question?
by: Dana

Your costume is amazing. Can you tell me what see-through fabric you used? I am making a different costume and I need to create a place to see through, but I don't know what type of fabric to use. Let me know.
thanks.

Hi hi
by: I luv Jack skellington

Your Mayor costume is FAB!!!! you should make your own costumes and sell them! I need a mayor costume well basically I NEED EVERYONE I am doing a nightmare b4 Xmas play. !

Where can I get one?
by: Dawn

I am looking for a great Mayor Costume, and Boogeyman for our Halloween this 2009? Was wondering if you would consider making those costumes for sale? Where turning our house into Halloweentown and really want it to look fantastic. My family is going to wander the yard and keep the kiddies happy in costume while waiting in line for candy. We have over 1500 kids last year. Let me know if you can please. Yours are the best costumes I have seem all over the net!!
Thanks again, Dawn

Amazing!!!!!
by: Ruth

What craftmanship!! It's perfect!! I hope you don't mind but I would love to make this for my 12 yr old son and a friend, I love for him to have unique costumes and this year he wants to be part of a couple. I would love to recreate this for them since this is totally amazing. Certainly I would never ever be able to make it look as amazing as yours!!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring others.

love it
by: filomena

YOUR COSTUME WAS AMAZING, MY 14 YEAR OLD WOULD LOVE TO BE THE MAYOR HE WAS GOING TO BE JACK BUT THIS IS WAY DIFFERENT I CAN DRAWL THE FACE . BUT HOW DID YOU MAKE THE FACE (WHAT MATERIALS WERE USED FOR THIS? (WHAT WAS IT MADE OUT OF?)IF YOU CAN NOT SHARE I UNDER STAND.I HAVE MADE ALL MY 3 CHILDREN AND MY COSTUMES EVERY YEAR, WE LOVE IT, WE HAVE AN ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARADE IN OUR TOWN EVERY YEAR, SO MUCH FUN, I CAN SEND YOU PICTURES OF THE COSTUMES AND FLOATS WE WORE IF YOU WOULD LIKE THEY ARE PRETTY COOL THANKS HAVE FUN!!

AMAZING!!!
by: Anonymous

Way to go man! I think this is awesome! I hope you don't mind if I use this idea for my BF and me next year. :D I think it's fabulous! also, if you wouldn't mind, what material is your wife using on her arms and legs?

Perfect Mayor Costume
by: Samme

I'd like to know more about how to make the mayor's costume as I want to make one for my hubby! What gives it it's shape? Was there a pattern for the suit? did u got glue the foam together for the face?

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