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Coolest Homemade Buddy the Elf Costume

by Bryan
(Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Homemade Buddy the Elf Costume

Homemade Buddy the Elf Costume

I dressed up as "Buddy the Elf" from the Will Ferrell movie, "Elf". I used a shirt that says "Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins", one of Buddy's favorite things to say in the movie and a hat that I made from scratch that is identical to the one from the movie (Son of a Nutcracker!!).

Instead of tights I opted for a tiny pair of yellow shorts and I pair of thigh-high yellow socks. I made shoes that are just like the ones Buddy wears in the movie, black with little balls hanging off of the ends. My curly hair and height (I am six feet seven inches tall) really help sell the Homemade Buddy the Elf Costume for me! I only said Buddy the Elf lines all night, never breaking character (We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup!).

Multiple random people stopped me for pictures! What's your favorite color?

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good idea
by: Anonymous

i was thinking about being elf and it is a really good idea so i probably will if my friend will do it with me

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Coolest Bartleby from Dogma Costume

by Devan Henderson
(Duluth, Georgia, United States)

Homemade Bartleby from Dogma Costume -  The one in the middle...

Homemade Bartleby from Dogma Costume - The one in the middle...

My costume is the angel Bartleby from the movie Dogma. I wore this costume to DragonCon this year and every one there was blown away. This costume was extremely hard to make especially because it was the first full extensive costume I had ever made.

The wings are 30 lbs and everything was hand made... yes even the chain mail. The armor is made from a mannequin that I cut up and painted and added straps and a wing harness to. The wings are copper wire and chicken wire armature based with white fabric batting covered with real bleached turkey feathers and a fur type fabric for edging.

Anyways it took me all summer to make and I am very proud of it. I hope you like it too. Oh, and yes, I made the other two costumes also.

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G-d
by: Shana

How did you make the Alanis G-d costume?

sweet
by: Anonymous

incredible wing span - very impressive.

God Costume
by: Anonymous

To make the god costume I looked at reference photos from the movie, used a silver shimmery fabric (originally planned for Lame' but this worked better) and the skirt is white ribbon and tulle with a white plain underskirt (so you cant see through the tulle). The vest and jacket are just a woman's business suit except I put eyelets in the vest to tie it up in front to give it the scrunched look.

Blueprints
by: Philip Lee Jones

Hey, these look great, I'm looking at making wings to wall mount them, do you have the blueprints of these wings so I can have a go myself?
Thanks,
Phil

Wow
by: Dryden

It is a real shame I didn't see you there!
Those wings are pretty amazing!

Wings
by: Jonathan

what type of wings are those called and if you could let me know how to find them

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Coolest Homemade Mechagodzilla Costume

by Jeff M.
(Sidney, NY)

Homemade Mechagodzilla Costume

Homemade Mechagodzilla Costume

This costume has taken me 8 months to create. Its made out of cardboard, black duct tape, felt and hot glue.

The eyes light up and the entire costume breaks down easily for transportation. The creature is based off the 2003 Mechagodzilla design aka Kiryu. I wanted to do something challenging this year and this was it!

The homemade Mechagodzilla costume is very light weight. Also, each tooth was made out of 5 minute epoxy. I also used some Bondo for the biceps along with Great Stuf foam.

Happy Halloween everyone!

Here are my Youtube vids:






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speechless
by: Anonymous

Whoa... awesome.

Mechagodzilla costume
by: jeff m

Thank you for the comment!

Wow
by: Anonymous

Amazing costume, looks like it took a long time to make. Great job.

AWESOME!
by: Anonymous

Would consider selling this costume?

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Coolest Homemade Doomsday Viper Costume

by Holly C.
(Victoria, BC)

Homemade Doomsday Viper Costume

Homemade Doomsday Viper Costume

Homemade Doomsday Viper Costume
Homemade Doomsday Viper Costume
Homemade Doomsday Viper Costume
Homemade Doomsday Viper Costume

I made this homemade Doomsday Viper costume.

As mentioned previously, I get a little obsessive about my costumes and usually start in the late summer on halloween costumes. I always find it's hard to find good female characters with a unique costume or look.

I loved the movie Doomsday and the character "Viper" says like 3 lines and is only in the film briefly (I had to look up her name on the internet) but had such a fun distinctive look I spent a month doing this costume.

View Step by step instructions here...

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