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Coolest Homemade Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Character Costumes

by Joshua F.
(Columbus, OH, US)

Homemade Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Character Costumes

Homemade Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Character Costumes

Based on the 1964 Rankin and Bass holiday classic Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, the Homemade Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Character Costumes were created to capture the true fun of the characters Rudolph, Yukon Cornelius and Bumble, the Abominable Snow Monster of The North. Rudolph and Yukon costumes were hand-stitched, using very simple patterns. And Bumble's body was simply a modified bunny suit. The details are what sells these costumes.

Rudolph's hat was a simple hand-stitched cylinder with big eyes, small antlers and ears that stand up thanks to pipe cleaner. The nose was part of a 20oz soda bottle with a plastic shell from a vending machine painted red, the whole thing wrapped in dark brown and then two extra pieces (brown on black) to add a more realistic dimension to the mouth.

Using glued orange yarn for the beard and pipe cleaner for the mustache, helped exaggerate Yukon's facial hair. Adding the red had, yellow ear muffs and "ice pick" sold the character.

And Bumble's head was nothing more than a old hockey helmet with the cage covered in sheer black fabric, and then white furry fabric over that. With a hole for the purple "eye" section, we went with the "Bumble got hit in the head" look by putting the pupils in opposite sides. A little more purple for the gum's and foam teeth added the finishing touches.

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great job
by: jennifer

wow..thanks so much for your post..my 8 year old daughter LOVES Rudolph and wants to be him for this Halloween..I wish I understood a bit better what you meant by "cylinder" for the head piece. I make cosumes and am crafty, so I will try to duplicate this idea...if you have a moment..would love a little bit more info..thanks for your time...

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Coolest Grady Twins from The Shining Halloween Costumes

by Matthew
(Modesto Ca)

Coolest Grady Twins from The Shining Halloween Costumes

Coolest Grady Twins from The Shining Halloween Costumes

Coolest Grady Twins from The Shining Halloween Costumes
Coolest Grady Twins from The Shining Halloween Costumes
Coolest Grady Twins from The Shining Halloween Costumes

I love horror flicks and 'The Shining' is by far, the best one!

Here's my take on the scary Grady Twins from the movie. By far the scariest girls around!

These are adult sized costumes. It took forever for me to find the perfect materials and colors for these Grady Twins from The Shining Halloween Costumes. I've wanted to make them for many years now. I finally found what I was looking for.

You could use a blue and white dot fabric if needed!

I started off drafting my own pattern based on some great stills from the movie. It's such a simple looking design, but evokes such a creepy feeling!

I made the line dress out of a blue/gray cotton. Then, the puffy sleeves from this amazing Swiss dot that I had in blue. I added the bottom ruffle in the same Swiss dot.

I added the simple collars and a zipper down the back. I trimmed the collar, sleeves, and skirt in some great white, scalloped lace trim.

I made the belt from a satin ribbon and made some pink ribbon flowers to adorn it.

These Grady Twins from The Shining Halloween Costumes were a huge hit!!

Enjoy ~

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Difm
by: Anonymous

Love it!! Please, DIFM = DO IT FOR ME!

GRADY TWINS COSTUMES
by: Anonymous

Very VERY cool.
I want to get Grady twins for my twin girls to wear for Halloween. but I don't sew! Thought about modifying an Alice in Wonderland costume.

Are you selling these??! Awesome!
lechienfou@sbcglobal.net

need a girls size 10 for a music video
by: Negro Trantino

Hi i wanted to know if you sold these? I need one for a music video. Negrotarantino@gmail.com

Grady Twins Costumes
by: Anonymous

they're great!! are you selling these?

jassyjoy@hotmail.com

Please
by: Vivian

Can you make dresses like that and ship them out. I am looking for Halloween costumes. If you can, please email me vivianaleonel[at]gmail[dot]com

Thanks!

Need These Dresses
by: Joy

Would you consider selling them or making more? josielynn3@yahoo.com

Twins Costume
by: Ava

Please tell me you sell these.

Grady Twins for Halloween
by: Gen

Anyone know where I can buy this costume?

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Coolest Baby from Dirty Dancing Costume

by Natalie T.
(Minnesota)

Homemade Baby from Dirty Dancing Costume

Homemade Baby from Dirty Dancing Costume

Homemade Baby from Dirty Dancing Costume
Homemade Baby from Dirty Dancing Costume
Homemade Baby from Dirty Dancing Costume

My favorite movie is Dirty Dancing. So of course I wanted to be Baby, but how would anyone know who I was? Since "Nobody puts Baby in the Corner," I thought that would put her in the corner and see if a handsome dancer would approach me so I could have the time of my life.

I had a big piece of cardboard that I folded in half and wrapped in a printed contact paper (to look like wallpaper). I then poked a hole in the cardboard so I could use elastic and wear the corner like a backpack.

To get the Baby style, I teased my hair to make it big like hers. I reused a pink bridesmaid dress and threw on some strappy heals. But it wasn't quite complete. Jennifer Grey got a nose job shortly after filming Dirty Dancing.

Apparently the nose job hurt her career as she really wasn't in too many movies after. To play on that I bought a large latex nose to complete the styling.

I then got in my corner and carried a watermelon.
Had a great time in my Homemade Baby from Dirty Dancing Costume.

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