I sat on the dance floor a couple times to get the full effect.
Homemade Exorcist Costume
I chose a Reagan from Exorcist Costume. This was a pretty simple costume to make, and the outcome was outstanding. I won best costume for this.
The easy part, the attire: I bought a brown wig and ratted it up a little bit. At the thrift store I picked up a blue, lacy, cotton night gown. That's it for wardrobe.
Makeup: I bought some white and black face paint. Also purchased was scar putty and spirit gum for the scars, and fake blood. Outlined my eyes in red to give a more blood shotty look.
The Kicker: My husband helped me construct a small bed out of a really thick cardboard box. About 3" of foam was put on top for the mattress, and a fleece blanket. I actually cut a whole in the middle of the bed where I was standing in. Bought stairway columns for the posts, and constructed the front and back boards just out of like 2"x2" wood. I then took apart an old backcountry back pack and used the straps and waist belt as a harness to keep the bed up all night long. It totally worked, and was very comfortable. I also stuffed some child like socks and tied them to the head board, to give the illusion of my lying in the bed. And wore black tights to try to hide my actual legs. I was dancing with this bed on and everything! Taking a whiz was a different story, LOL, not that hard though, I just had to take the harness off my shoulders and step out of the box once it slid to the floor.
Again, this costume was very easy to make, even the bed, and was totally awesome!
I started this Regan from the Exorcist DIY Costume by using a coat of white cream makeup. I used liquid latex and did two layers using white Kleenex where each wound would be. Covered with a gray cream makeup and powdered with baby powder. Tooth wax on the teeth before using scar wax to coat your lips. Used a scar wax and covered with liquid latex on the lips.
Cover entire face and neck with a gray creme makeup. Gently tear open the wounds. Fill the wounds with a light coat of black creme makeup. Use purple and yellows for bruising around the wounds. Fill in the wounds with red creme makeup.Shade in your eyes and anywhere else you want shading with black eyeshadow and use red creme makeup around the eyes. Use black, grey, pink and red on the lips.
Get a good wig. I used a flannel night gown and flour mixed with green food coloring and black creme makeup to make the pea soup vomit on my PJ's. Bought the contacts online. Contacts make the whole costume.
Comments for Coolest Regan from the Exorcist DIY Costume 12
This is my homemade exorcist costume I made for Halloween in 2008. A costume like this is very hard to get in and out of... so be ready!
I made this costume out of 2 fridge boxes... one is cut in half for the headboard. I took some green glow sticks once I arrived at the party and opened them up and poured out the inside all over my nightgown for a wicked glow effect!