Creepy Homemade Marionette and Puppeteer Couple Halloween Costume
well I was inspired by a creepy doll make up tutorial- but I wanted to include my husband is I added some strings and became a marionette puppet so he could be a creepy puppeteer.. I started with a really cool corset and wore a black lace top underneath a black pedicoat and some added lace and ribbon. I found a cute little top hat to eear on my head. Black stocking and doll like shoes. 2 prices of wood with a screw in the middle to Make a cross for my strings which I chose to use black elastic you can buy at a craft store. I cut my long sleeve lace top to my elbows and cut 4 pieces & used the cut off part and tied the elastic to them so I could slip one on each elbow and both wrist. I made my face pale and used mineral powder to even it out- I had 2 sets of lashes for upper and lower lashes to create a real large eye effect. I used a large milk white pencil eyeliner under my eye to make them appear larger. I used modding wax from a theatrical store to create the scars on either side of my mouth. It’s really sticky and hard to work with so I out a very small amount of Vaseline on the palm of my hands and rolled it thin to the size I needed on each side- then applied a small amount of spirit gum to keep it on. Make a line down the centre and paint a small amount of red and black- then make small knots (4 on each side) out of thin gauge black jewlery wire ( you can find in a craft store). Insert into wax to crest a stich look-creepy! Then finish your mouth with heart like lips in the centre of your lips. I painted my husbands face white with black around eyes and eye brows. He wore a top hat and cape over a white vintage shirt and black suit pants. His job was to hold my sttings and look creepy- lol I tied a double piece of elastic from the front cross bows to my wrists( one to each piece of lace for each wrist) then on the right and left of the cross bows attached the elastic to the lace that went on my right and left elbow. So that left the back bow( if it where over my head) and I tied the last elastic to the back of my corsetajing sure I could slip that one off the wood if needed to be free if my strings for washroom etc… Only having to slip off the ones my arms. Speaking of arms my husvands got sore after a while- lol so make sure your heels aren’t to high ( the higher his arms have to be) unless you can get him to wear stilts- I wasn’t so lucky! Hope you enjoy our costume idea- we got a lot of attention and everyone snapped out pi- plus we won $200 for 2nd place! Happy Halloween and keep the creative spirit alive and have fun with it- we did!