This Headless Mad Scientist Costume was an awesome costume that the kids loved and was a lot of fun making. My son was a headless mad scientist. To make the costume, I started with an old lab coat, large plastic (pretzel) jar and cardboard.
For the assembly, I made a cardboard form for the torso (you can also use a backpack). I took a PVC pipe and cut it for the "neck" and covered it with old nylons to appear as skin color. I cut out the back of the pretzel jar and attached Velcro to the back for it to stick on the coat.
I added some fake blood using red food coloring around the neck and inside the plastic jar. For the hands, I just used plastic gloves and filled them with old nylons. These can be attached using Velcro to the bottom of the jar also.
It is hard to see in the picture, but we put white makeup on his face with some fake blood, to make the appearance of being "dead". This looked great at night. We placed a green (or you can use red) glowstick inside the jar for it to glow at night and it looked like the head was floating.
To put on the costume, simply wear regular clothes, and leave the lab coat unbuttoned several buttons to place your head through. Someone will have to attach the jar and there you have it.
Coolest Homemade Mad Scientist and His Creations Costume 3
Homemade Mad Scientist and His Creations Costume
This year for Halloween, my 4 year old dressed up as a Mad Scientist and his 18 month old brother as the monster he created. I thought it would be fun to dress up to, so I went as Experiment X, the Mad Scientist's failed experiment.
For the Mad Scientist costume, he wore some tan slacks, black shirt, and converse sneakers. I had to get a child's lab coat and ghost buster goggles. He wore green sterile surgical gloves that I got from work. I spiked his hair crazy and sprayed it different colors. He also carried test-tubes that were filled with gummy candy body parts.
For his monster, I used black hair gel and green costume make-up. I got a green turtle-neck and cut holes and put some toy nuts and bolts through. He wore an old tuxedo that he had previously worn, a gray T-shirt and brown boots.
For my costume, the failed experiment, I had an old pair of scrubs covered in glow-in-the-dark paint. I painted my face, neck, arms, and hands with neon-green eye-shadow then covered it with glow-in-the-dark make-up. I curled my hair, then ratted it up and used a lot of aqua-net hairspray. I then sprayed it with glow-in-the-dark hairspray. In the dark I appeared radioactive.
Everyone loved our Homemade Mad Scientist and His Creations Costume!
Courtney wanted to go as a mad scientist. We got some old clothes at Goodwill, took the frames out of some sunglasses to make it look like she had an explosion in the laboratory, painted her hair white and black in the front to seem as if she did have an explosion, we found a large test tube looking jar and placed dry ice and a glow stick in it to look like she had chemicals, she had multiple pens in her coat pocket the also appeared a little charred from the explosion, and we even made her face look like it was bubbling off on one side from the accident. Every year she has a homemade costume and so many people stop her trick or treating to tell her how awesome she looks!
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