I’ve made a creepy doll costume for Halloween. The costume is made by a purple skirt and black blouse and for the make up I used lighter foundation, white eyeliner under the eyes to make my eyes look bigger like the doll’s eyes.
I outlined my new eyes with liquid black eye liner. I also used pink eyeshadows and fake eyelashes. I outlined new lips with pink lip liner and I used red lipstick. On the ends of my mouth I put foundation. I made a line with the black eyeliner and on it I made other small lines. For the cheeks I used the lipstick, which I blushed out.
People looked at me like I’m crazy because here not everyone celebrates Halloween. it’s not our tradition. A few boys thought that’s my real face.
The weather wasn’t very nice. Because of the wind my eyelashes flew away. I had to go with eyelashes only on one of my eyes. However I fixed them.
It was an awesome Halloween!
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Scary Dolls Couple Costume
I started my doll costume ideas with a simple ruffled dress I had in my closet and an apron in my kitchen pantry. My husband had a suit pants, a vest and white shirt, then we added a red bow tie.
The magic is in the doll costume makeup! All white face, black eyes and a creepy red lipstick on him. On me false eyelashes, blush, false freckles and an extremely creepy mouth. Top lip red, bottom lip white teeth blacked out chin and white teeth and bottom lip frown on the very bottom of the chin.
All night people couldn’t look at me without telling me how spooked they were. One guy even said, “I like your mask.” Halloween is our favorite holiday.
Coraline-Inspired Creepy Doll Costume
I love Halloween; it’s probably my favourite holiday. I agonized over what my costume would be this year. I knew I wanted my costume to be gory, I wasn’t interested in being cute— it was Halloween after all. Three days before Halloween, after a lot of searching, I decided to go as a Coraline-inspired creepy button eye doll.
Once I settled on my doll costume idea I gathered my supplies. Most of the items were things I already had—skirt, lacy top, liquid latex, spirit gum, fake blood, sewing kit, a black wig—but I had to go out and buy a couple of other parts—sunglasses, ribbon, extra hairpieces, and pantyhose. Then it was time to put everything together.
I used the pantyhose to make it look like my hands and feet were stitched on. I cut those parts from the pantyhose and sewed them back on with thick black thread. For the arm pieces I also cut the toes and crotch out of the pantyhose so they could be worn as sleeves. When I put them on for the costume I added fake blood to give it an extra gory look.
For the face and neck stitches I followed some YouTube tutorials and used liquid latex and tissues to create a prosthetic which I cut open (carefully). After adding makeup and fake blood I then loosely stitched up the openings.
The hardest part of the doll costume was the eyes. I did some searching and found a lot of people had used actual buttons, but I was worried that would be too limiting for my vision, but I came across one site where they used tinted lenses instead. I found a cheap pair of novelty Halloween sunglasses with perfectly round lenses. I removed the lenses, covered the outside edges with electrical tape and put modelling clay on the back edge so they would pop out from my eyes a bit. Then, using a combination of liquid latex and spirit gum, I managed to get the “buttons” to stay on my eyes.
I put on a black wig, lacy top with bows and a flouncy skirt to complete the look.
This was such a fun costume to wear (even if my vision was slightly more restricted then I would have like it to be). I kept getting double takes all night, especially when I was riding the subway. People wanted to know what was on my eyes, if I could see, what I was (although many people recognized it as something from Coraline!). The reactions were great, a lot of people wanted pictures and many people didn’t even recognize me.
I loved this doll costume, even though one of my button eyes kept falling off (good thing I brought extra spirit gum to the party!), and I couldn’t see very well. It was an interesting perspective and made for a great Halloween.
Creepy Doll Makeup – Awesome Homemade Costume That Costs Next to Nothing!
I just love Halloween! It is my favorite holiday because I love dressing up! My doll costume was mainly in the makeup which was not all that difficult but turned out looking really awesome.
I actually just used makeup from my makeup bag, things you would use on an everyday basis, lipsticks, eyeliner, foundations, and eyeshadows. My hair is a wig in the photos and i just had that from a few years ago. I did not spend a dime! I already had everything I needed at home.
I bought the plastic cockroaches last year and just attached them to fishing line for an invisible necklace! My favorite part of my doll costume was the fact that I could make my “mouth” look different in every photo!
Everyone loved it because I looked so creepy like a real doll, people’s reactions were awesome! It is my favorite that I have done so far!
Creepy Ventriloquist Doll Costumes
I make my kids their costumes every year. This year’s theme was something creepy and they decided on dolls and I got to thinking Ventriloquists!! They loved the idea and I went with it. They were both pretty easy.
For her dress I used black and white gingham fabric and some lace and a big red bow tie. Her little top hat was a last minute idea but made a great addition to her costume.
For his, I made his blazer from the same fabric, paired it with a white button down shirt and black slacks and red bow tie. He decided on the knife and made it that much more creepy!
With a few hours spent on the sewing machine and tons of make up these doll costume ideas were a hit and first place winners!
Coolest Dead Marionette Doll Costume Idea
The idea for this doll costume came after I found a really cool makeup trick that involves painting your eyelids to look like doll eyes, and slowly the character evolved. I took a simple black dress and painted the thread marks, bought striped socks and sleeves and then mary jane shoes at Goodwill.
The puppet rod was the hardest to create. I ended up just taking dowl rods and pieces of wood from Home Dept and gluing together, then braided yarn to attach to my fingers. I ended up sticking the rod down my back and wrapping my stomach with an ace bandage to keep it in place – not very comfortable for a long period of time!
Everyone LOVED the doll costume and at night my eyes glowed and added to the effect.
All made for under $50.
Coolest Creepy Doll Costume
I know most people agree that dolls and clowns, although originally made to be fun and happy, are pretty scary. That’s obviously why they get used in horror movies so much. Well, this Halloween I decided I’d run with the scary horror movie creepy doll costume concept.
I first started my doll costume by gathering make-up ideas from looking around the internet, mainly Pinterest, to figure out the overall doll costume concept – am I going to be a broken porcelain doll, a ball-jointed doll, or even a ventriloquist’s dummy?
Once I had chosen to be a broken porcelain doll, I Googled “porcelain dolls” to get an idea of the exact style of dresses they would wear. I saw a huge range of dresses but settled on what I was going to hunt for- something lace with hopefully a vintage/Victorian feel; something you could picture even an evil little girl in a horror movie wearing.
Then, I set out to thrift stores and other second hand stores to find the perfect dress and maybe, if I was lucky, a prop (and I got lucky!) I found the perfect ivory lace dress with a sash to tie into a bow. I also got ivory colored tights to add to the dolly look.
While at one of the thrift stores, I happened to see a baby doll. It looked creepy to me and had a couple small tears in the fabric. I already thought it was perfect to be my prop but as I picked it up I discovered just how creepy it was. It has a sound box inside of it that makes, in my opinion and the many other people I showed it to, some of the creepiest sounds a baby doll should make. Basically, it was no wonder than some family decided to get rid of it.
Now that I had the perfect dolly outfit and prop, I knew I had to make the doll costume over the top creepy, so I bought some white contact lenses to wear.
Doll Costume Makeup
A week before Halloween, my boyfriend and I had a party to go to, so while looking at some reference pictures on Pinterest and also adding my own concepts, I did my doll makeup: I made my face a bit paler than normal for me, did my eye makeup to make my eyes look double the size (adding white to the bottom eyelid with false eyelashes glued below gave the effect that the whites of my eyes were unnaturally large and the contacts help in that illusion as well as just adding a major creepy factor).
I also drew onto my cheeks perfectly spaced freckles like a lot of dolls seem to have, as well as giving myself unnaturally small and puckery-looking lips (that was done with some tinted eyelid primer on the outside of my lips to mask the natural hue and then a long-wearing paint-like lipstick to color in the middle and go above my natural lip line with an I Love Lucy sort of curvature).
The finishing touch to the make-up were the drawn on “cracks”. Naturally, a creepy porcelain doll has probably been dropped a time or two, so of course there are likely to be some cracks in her face. Those were done using waterproof liquid eyeliner, a very small liner brush and a steady hand. I added a hint of white around some parts of the cracks to give them an illusion of depth.
The Hair: I have bangs already and the style I have them cut in, I personally call “doll bangs”, so I figured wearing my hair down, but teased up big, a little messy, and with a bow would be perfect.
I added a layered pearl necklace, pearl bracelet and strapped on my ankle-strap flats and VOILA! I was now a super creepy doll. My mom literally covered her eyes and looked away from me when she first saw me all done. She said she got goosebumps too. :)
As you can see, I slightly changed the doll costume later on. On actual Halloween, I decided I wanted to go darker and maybe a little bloody. So I pieced together my outfit with clothes I already own (I thought it turned out perfectly Victorian looking!), made my make-up a bit darker and slathered fake blood all over my arms and hands (and the baby doll) to make it look like I had killed something.
My boyfriend (who was “Traggedy Andy”) and I went to a casino that night that was hosting a Halloween party with a costume contest and it was so fun how many times people would take pictures of me/us or even ask to get a picture posing next to me/us, lol! Oh, I also got some amazing responses from trick-or-treaters, too!
So, that was my Halloween fun! I haven’t been anything creepy in a long time so it was so much fun planning this out and then making it happen. Hope you enjoy this doll costume as much as I do. :)
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