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Coolest Homemade Frankenstein and Bride Couple Costume 12

by Heather B
(Salem, MA)

Homemade Frankenstein and Bride Costume

Homemade Frankenstein and Bride Costume

Homemade Frankenstein and Bride Costume
Homemade Frankenstein and Bride Costume
Homemade Frankenstein and Bride Costume

My husband and I wanted to do something creative, yet classic, as we live in historic Salem, MA. These homemade Frankenstein & his bride costumes were a huge hit with everyone of all ages! We got stopped all throughout the night for photos.

For Frankenstein, I bought a black blazer from a local thrift store that was a size or two too small for my husband (so that the arms were short on him, since Frankenstein’s clothes didn’t fit his large frame), a plain navy blue t-shirt, and he wore black pants and black shoes that he already owned (he wore them hiked up a bit so that they were short). We bought black hair spray and the green and black makeup, along with the prosthetic bolts for his neck at a local Halloween costume shop. I printed some photos of Frankenstein from the internet, and a friend of ours used them to recreate his makeup and hairline (don’t forget to make a widow’s peak with the black spray!) Total cost was approximately $20-$25.

For Frankenstein’s bride, I bought a used wedding dress (yes, it’s real!) on eBay, some white shoes from Payless, and the wig and white makeup from a local costume store. Again, I printed a few pictures of Frankenstein’s bride from the internet and recreated her “look” with my makeup, using black eyeliner to draw the stitches and dark red lipstick for the lips. Total cost was approximately $35-$45.

Overall a very easy Do It Yourself costume that was a lot of fun…we can’t wait to wear them again in a few years!

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Coolest Frankenstein DIY Costume 13

by Katie R
(Birmingham, Al)

Homemade Frankenstein DIY Costume

Homemade Frankenstein DIY Costume

This Frankenstein DIY Costume was fairly easy. First, I went to the thrift store and purchased the suit jacket and suit pants and his shoes. I cut the bottom of the pant legs and cut the cuffs of the cost and a few snips around the collar. Next I took a milk jug and cut the spout and handle off to fit my son's head. Then I took some green craft paint and painted the front and sides of the milk jug and covered the back and top with black felt. I poked holes in the forehead part of the headpiece and strung silver pipe cleaner through it to resemble a stitch.

I painted his face with green costume paint and black around the eyes and lips. I cut the top part of his shoes out and stuffed the end of a green pair of socks with poly fill and had him slip his feet in the socks and put the shoes on( this made him look like he had really big feet). I then found a pair of gloves at the Dollar Store (gotta love it) that resembled Frankenstein's hands and wha-la!

There you have it, and all for under $10!!! I had used a pair of ear plugs covered in tin foil for his bolts in his neck, but unfortunately I couldn't get them to stick, they kept falling off!!

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wow!
by: Meagan

My son wants to be Frankenstein and im so glad I found your costume its genius!

frankenstein
by: perkinb

Can't wait to see my grandson, whose nickname is Frankenstein, wear this costume for Halloween. Some bolts and nuts can be used for the head (neck) bolts, attached to the head.

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Coolest Bride of Frankenstein DIY Halloween Costume 14

by Isabel Y.
(Reseda, California)

Bride of Frankenstein DIY Halloween Costume

Bride of Frankenstein DIY Halloween Costume

Bride of Frankenstein DIY Halloween Costume
Bride of Frankenstein DIY Halloween Costume

I created a Bride of Frankenstein DIY Halloween costume. It took a long time finding just the right vintage nightgown at my local thrift store. For a more intense effect, I used my chapel length train from my first marriage wedding dress (great way to reuse a wedding dress after the divorce ladies) as a long draping, dragging cape. I had a great time with makeup and fangs.

The end result was a sexy, wicked bride of Frankie! Dozens of friends and neighbors stopped by my haunted house to take a picture with me. My husband dressed in an old sweater and mask of Franky. We were definitely the hit of our block.

The cost for my costume was $11 for the nightgown $15 for hair and $3.00 for fangs. Train from the cape dragging on the floor made for a very spooky and eerie effect. Only downside to this was all the kids running behind me, stepping on my cape and chocking me. The cape ended up ripping in a few places which only increased the aged look of the costume and made it even spookier! All in all, it was the most fun I've had creating a costume.

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