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Coolest Pulp Fiction Costume

by Chelsea M.
(Miami, Florida)

Homemade Pulp Fiction Costume

Homemade Pulp Fiction Costume

Being the huge Tarantino fans that we are, my boyfriend, my best friend and myself decided to be Vincent Vega (John Travolta), Jules Winnifield (Samuel L. Jackson) and Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) from Pulp Fiction.

My Pulp Fiction Costume was made by using my black pants sewn to the ankle, black pumps, my own button down shirt, my own hair (I attached false bangs). I made a prop needle sticking out of my chest (like in the overdose scene), using a real injection (no needle) and using latex flesh to make a mold to attach as flesh. I had some fake blood running down my nose most of the night and a Capri in my hand.

My friend (who is actually white by the way) used an old suit he owned, and used brown face/body paint to make him look like Samuel L. Jackson. We got a Michael Jackson Thriller wig and cut it down, then used the leftover hair and glued it to his face to make the sideburns. My boyfriend, Vincent Vega used an old groomsman suit and bought a cheap witch wig from a local party shop, gelled it down and cut it to Vincent's style. They spray painted some fake toy guys with silver spray paint.

We had a good time turning into character during the night from reciting Ezekiel 25:17 to dancing to Chuck Berry music at some house party. Oh and that's our other friend behind us as Ralph Steadman (Hunter S. Thompson in Fear & Loathing).

 Pulp Fiction Costume

 Pulp Fiction Costume

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by: Anonymous

Awesome job on the costumes. I was debating going as Vincent with my friend as Jules. This sealed it, I bet it was a fun time as them.

by: Ryan

Man, I wish I had friends as cool as you. I so want to dress up as Vincent Vega for Halloween.

Cool to see that we weren't the only ones
by: Frostbite

Nice touch, in 2006 a group of co-workers did the same thing, including Harvey Keitel's Winston 'The Wolf' Wolfe.

Received a lot of praise for best original group theme.

Wish I could share with you our pics from that year.

Congrats on the idea and posting!

by: Anonymous

Ummm....not sure how to feel about the paint/makeup (i.e. blackface) but other than that, it seems nice.

by: Anonymous

Was just discussing how to achieve this look for a fancy dress part and BOOM I google you guys and have all the info I need. Photos to follow! Thank you so much

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Coolest Hannibal Lector Costume

by Cristeena C.
(Muncie, IN )

Homemade Hannibal Lector Costume

Homemade Hannibal Lector Costume

My co-bartender and myself wanted to do something different this year. He has this fascination with Dr. Hannibal Lector from Silence of the Lambs, so he went with it.

He went to the local Party Wizard store and bought the mask for $8, then to Walmart, where he purchased a $6 pair of white sweatpants. Last, to Family Dollar, where he spent $3 on a white t-shirt.

The white lab coat was given to him, and he wore a pair of white slip-on shoes that he already had. He borrowed a refrigerator truck from a friend. He put on the sweats, t-shirt, and tennis shoes, the lab coat was worn backwards, and the sleeves pinned to the sides of lab coat.

We strapped him to the refrigerator cart and wheeled him out. This costume was simple, inexpensive, and the crowd was amazed that we actually tied him up and wheeled him to the dance floor where he mumbled something about eating their liver.

Total Spent: $17

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Nice One!
by: Jett

Cool idea.

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Coolest Homemade A Bad Case of The Stripes Costume

by Jessica N.
(Boca Raton,Florida)

 Homemade A Bad Case of The Stripes Costume

Homemade A Bad Case of The Stripes Costume

My daughter had to dress up as a story book character for school. We didn't want to go with all the regular characters so we decided to go with Camilla Cream from the book " A bad case of the stripes". I found striped socks and cut the foot part off and sewed it into a plain white tank top. I bought an extra pair of adult new high striped socks which worked as leggings for her. I then painted her face to match.

The night before she went to bed I braided her hair to give it waves just like Camilla. This Homemade A Bad Case of The Stripes Costume was my first "homemade" experience. One that I am sure my daughter will remember for years to come! It was A LOT of fun!

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Love it!
by: Anonymous

My daughter also had a book character parade at her school and we also dressed as the same character from "A Bad Case of Stripes". It was so fun. We were the only ones. I also made her carry a sign that read "Eat your Lima Beans" just so the kids watching kind of understood if you didn't eat your Lima beans you'd figure out what the results might be.

love it
by: Anonymous

I love the costume so much

me too
by: chloe

i read that book and loved it
when i went to buy it i could not remember the name so great design and thanks

I love it!
by: mommy122605

That is the cutest idea for a costume!

by: Angela B

Hi I am Angela and I was looking for images for a book character costume. I really LOVED the story and when i saw this I was blown away. My mummy said that we can afford this because i didnt have that much money. I am way confident of winning the book character costume at school. And thanks for the idea!

by: Anonymous

That's adorable! I don't know that book but it looks so cute!

by: Anonymous

great costume! looks great.

by: Anonymous

This is a wonderfulllll idea!!! its adorable as well. i was wondering where i could find a striped costume. any ideas?

This is so CUTE!!!
by: Hannah

you are so adorable and and i was thinking about being this but i am in my teens and i didn't want everyone to look at me but you are still too adorable!!!!

Sooo cute!
by: Anonymous

I think I just fell in love with this costume. I may be in my late teens (17) but I think I may be copying this costume this year!

by: Anonymous

I'm a teacher and I think this is the BEST thing I have seen! KUDDOS to you mom! You're AWESOME!

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by: Anonymous

That's fantastic! Nice work.

by: Anonymous

I absolutely adore this. Too cute :)

by: Star123

Best costume ever

by: margaret

that costume is awsome but i need to dress up like a charter from books and i dont:P HELP ME!!!

where to buy
by: Anonymous

Where did you buy the striped socks/leggings?

striped socks
by: Anonymous

I just found some striped socks in the clown section of a Halloween store. It was the only place I had luck finding the multicolored ones.

Fantastic and fun !
by: Anonymous

Just Great !! Congratulations mom !!

Stripes face paint
by: Anonymous

What did you use to paint her face with?

Face paint
by: Anonymous

What did you use to paint her face?

Face Paint
by: Kerri

What did you use to paint the face?

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Coolest Homemade Stinky Cheese Man Costume

by Kris P.
(Pittsburgh, PA)

Homemade Stinky Cheese Man Costume

Homemade Stinky Cheese Man Costume

Homemade Stinky Cheese Man Costume character was inspired from the children’s book “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales”. The mask was made with paper mache and Styrofoam balls then hand painted. Handmade and designed pattern for the outfit.

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