My Homemade Exorcist Costume was inspired by the movie The Exorcist (1973).
My costume was actually pretty simple to make. First I watched the movie to make sure I got every little detail I could to make the costume as similar as possible. I purchased contacts online to really give my Exorcist costume the full effects of a demon.
I went to a local costume store and purchased my wig which I actually had to cut and shape myself. I also purchased fake scars for my face which I applied with body glue. I used my regular makeup to color my face and applied coverup to my lips as well to make them look chapped.
As for the clothes I purchased the nightgown from the Salvation Army and the slippers from a department store. To top it off I went to Halloween store and got myself some gross teeth and a cross which I carried upside down.
The reason this costume was so great and won me 1st place at my Halloween party was the fact that I came up with a very creative idea and made myself a puking device. I made this puking device out of a Syphon pump (the tube sticking out of my shirt) and Tupperware which I filled with margaritas and gave out vomit shots to my favorite costumes of the night.
The total amount of money I spent on this costume was around $100.00 but I later won half the money back at my party (yes, only $50 for 1st prize but it's not the money that was important it was the title).
I wanted to be very scary this year for Halloween. I thought the Exorcist Halloween costume would be an interesting costume to try. I had to experiment with many different types of make-up. I searched the internet for great ways to make cuts and found some great sites.
The best one is to use toilet paper and flesh latex. You first put the latex on your face, then roll up a small amount of toilet paper (snake-like) and place onto face, repeat and place that strip of toilet paper near the other leaving a gap in the middle (for the blood) and having the ends touch. Place these cuts wherever you want or have a picture of the exorcist handy like I did. You will need for your cuts to cure for about 40-45 minutes.
After that, apply translucent face powder to help set the make-up. I then used a greenish face cream to make me look dead. For the cuts I used black and purple cream make up to look like bruising then filled the gaps with blood gel (works great because it is thick and doesn't run all over your face. I purchased a brown wig and blue nightgown.
I also had bought white-out contact lenses and nicotine stain paint for my teeth. I think it turned out pretty creepy.
Everyone has always told me I look like Linda Blair so I decided to be the Exorcist.
I went to a local Halloween shop and bought face scabs, green paint, fake blood & greenish face paint. I also bought a nightgown and slippers. I mixed the green paint with the fake blood to get a dark green color and stained the front of the nightgown to make it look like I threw up on it. My friend did my makeup; we glued the scabs on with spirit gum, applied the face paint and covered my face with bloody scabs. She also put dark circles under my eyes to make me look sick and tired. I tied strings around my wrists and put bloody scabs on my hands, arms and neck, to complete the look.
I didn't have to do much with my hair because it almost perfectly matches Blair's in the movie.
All in all, I got a great response for my homemade Exorcist costume.