I always try to out do myself every year for Halloween. Some years I'm more successful than others of course. I really try to think of a costume that you don't see around or can't buy. Anything based on 80's cartoons (which I grew up on) gets me excited.
Destro is such a costume, I tried to get my wife to be the baroness because I thought that would have been the ultimate couple's costume but she was a no go. I looked at some other homemade attempts at Destro and was not impressed.
To make this homemade Destro costume I need black BDU pants ($25), I already owned black boots, I got a thigh holster from my job and spray painted it red to match the cartoon, I bought some dollar store grenades and spray painted them red as well, red spray paint ($5), I found the black jacket at a thrift store ($5), my wife did an awesome job finding a red felt type material and sew it on the jacket with stuffing ($5), I already owned the silver pellet gun which fit perfectly in my holster, my friend made Destro's red jewel out of modeling clay and hooked it to a fake chain I had from the year befores' costume...
Finally I shaved my head and painted my face using metallic body paint ($8) and it was truly perfect, it lasted all night, I also spray painted a studded dog collar silver to give the look of the cartoon mask Destro had. I still have this homemade Destro costume and may do it again or go to Comic Con.
This is our Homemade G.I. Joe and Baroness Couple Costume. G.I. Joe's costume was made using a long sleeve black shirt, an Oakley ski vest, black pants, Oakley combat boots and Oakley ski gloves. We made a print out of the G.I. Joe logo on glossy paper and taped it to his vest. Baroness' costume was made out of a black catsuit from Leg Avenue with a black waist cincher also from Leg Avenue, black knee high boots and a Cobra logo we made on the computer and printed on glossy paper.
We taped the logos on with double sided tape. We got a TON of compliments and people wanting to take our photos. We even found a Cobra Commander guy dressed up on the street and had to take a photo with him! Definitely a fun costume and creative to make at home!
Coolest Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes Couple Costume 4
(Oklahoma City, OK)
Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes Couple Costume
After watching GI Joe, my friend and I wanted to be the 2 ninjas in that movie so we made a Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes couple costume. Only the masks (of both characters) and weapons were purchased, everything else was homemade. The costumes were mostly made from fabric and felt paper. The sword was spray painted white because only darker color swords were available. That's about it!