Like many others, I lovethe Edward Scissorhands movie! And any other Tim Burton movie for that matter! I figured I had the hair, so I might as well give the Edward Scissorhands costume a try.
First and foremost, I have to give credit where it is due. I downloaded a template for the scissorhands from Britta Peterson's website: www.britta.com. She seems to love Halloween as much as I do, and her site has lots of cool ideas. I used the template to cut out the scissorhands pieces from foam core board, then I spraypainted them silver and used a Sharpie marker on the edges of the blades. The pieces then got glued to an old pair of work gloves, and Voila! excellent scissorhands!
For the jacket, I found a cheap vinyl jacket at Ross for around $10. Then I added hook-and-eye closures so that I could get that almost straight-jacket look. I added bits of silver clips and hardware that we had laying around the house. I put a few safety pins on for good measure. And lastly added some black leather belts. I buy a black leather belts at thrift stores throughout the year because most of the costumes that I want to make require them.
I wore black pants that I already had and safety pinned more belts to loop around my legs. Put some belts around my ankles, and wore some clunky black leather shoes that I bought at Goodwill for $5.
For make-up, I just used white on my face and black lipstick. I had a blast! I scared more than a few kids in my neighborhood which is really the funnest things to do, I think.
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My twelve year old son wanted to have an Edward Scissorhand costume for Halloween, So I started looking for ideas to make it happen. We went to thrift stores and found some leather belts and a leather jacket.
I bought a black pirates wig since he is a blond and doesn’t care for the color hair spray in his hair. I found a template online for the blades on his hands and cut them out of foam core. We painted them and glued them on to a pair of stretch gloves. I added a little white face paint, black lipstick and a few scars and he was Edward Scissorhand. We went to a community party and everyone loved him.
We thought about putting him dress pants with a slashed white shirt and suspenders and we still might do that on Halloween. We live in Arizona and he was rather sweaty when we got home from the party. This would be a great costume for a little cooler climate.