When shopping for a Halloween costume for my daughter, I was unimpressed with the selection in stores this year, particularly for toddler girls. Everything seemed to be a fairy princess or something with wings/a tiara. Nothing fit my daughter's personality. She LOVES Michael Jackson, so I decided to get her a Thriller-era Homemade Michael Jackson Costume.
First, I bought some black legging-style pants with a cuff so that I could make them a bit too short. Then I used white socks with the large cuff, which I put iron-on rhinestones all over. I bought a red button-down shirt which I made into the Thriller jacket using electrical tape (I looked at a picture of MJ's jacket to copy the pattern), iron-on rhinestones, and fabric paint (to write "Thriller" on the back in case somebody doesn't get who she's dressed up as). White t-shirt to go underneath the jacket, with an iron-on jewel crown (King of pop and what not), and there you go, a tiny Michael Jackson on a budget.
The only thing missing from her costume right now is black loafers, I'm still trying to track down a pair for her without paying a fortune.
I took the photo before the costume was actually finished, so she is not wearing the white socks either. I am currently trying to decide how to make a small sequined glove or otherwise accessorize the costume.
In total this costume cost me less than 20$, and she was so "THRILLED" when I showed her a picture of herself next to a picture of MJ in his red thriller jacket.
Coolest Homemade Michael Jackson Halloween Costume 4
by Margret T,
(Chisago City, MN)
Homemade Michael Jackson Halloween Costume
This Homemade Michael Jackson Halloween Costume is made of red silk outer and red polyester lining. Red glass short bugle beads in a snake design, hand sewn. Edged with 1/4 inch gold glass bugle bead trim on collar and edge of jacket. Wooden toggle buttons, gold painted and glitter glue adorned, run down the front of the jacket.
Hand made gold seed bead tassels down the left front of the jacket. Hand painted buttons with handmade frogs adorn the front of the jacket. Glove is handmade with 240 grams of silver lined crystal seed beads with 300 yards of white thread.
Trousers are made of black polyester and black silk ribbon on the sides. Socks are made of polyester with crystal beads. Red double beaded sequin trim, gold glitter sequin trim, and gold glitter soutache braid adorn each wrist. Gold sequin and beaded appliques adorn each arm with gold marquis shaped beads accent the appliques on the arms. Two gold beaded sequin appliques that adorn the back of the jacket.
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Coolest Homemade Thriller Michael Jackson Costume 9
by Rodolfo V.
(Fullerton CA USA)
Homemade Thriller Michael Jackson Costume
Well since I have curly hair and a darker skin tone I decided to think about an idea for my costume. As soon as I saw Michael Jackson I said to myself, well, looks like I have my outfit for this year, a Homemade Thriller Michael Jackson Costume.
I had out to go buy black Vans, white socks, red Levi Skinny Jeans (which I do not wear skinny jeans at all ) and a black undershirt. Then I had to go out and buy a red jacket and make it exactly like the one on Thriller. I did not wear a white glove nor the aviator glasses because I wanted to be as close as I can coming to look like he did in Thriller.
That's how my Homemade Thriller Michael Jackson Costume came out to be. Hope you enjoy it.