Coolest Kids Frankenstein’s Monster Homemade Costume
This is a costume I made over a couple of days for my son. My goal was to make a home-made boxy head shape for the monster. I started with a one gallon plastic water jug and cut the base off. The idea was to use the square bottom as the base/mold.
I then covered it with several layers paper mache. Once that dried, I build out the eyebrow ridge with modeling clay and covered the forehead with liquid latex. I then painted the forehead green with simple craft paint. The hair was purchased at a fabric store and glued down.
The jacket was picked up at a thrift store and my son wore a black T-shirt underneath. The shoulders were padded with foam to give him a more boxy shape. Finally he wore a pair of old Doc Marten shoes my wife had to give him height and bulky feet.
The neck bolts were purchased at a costume/party store and applied with spirit gum.
- Paper mache
- Modeling clay
- Green craft paint
- Green face paint
- Fake hair fabric
- Thrift store jacket
- Old pants/shirt/shoes
Total cost of costume: between $20-$30
Total time: ~8 hours. Paper mache took up the bulk of this effort