This is my Adventure Book (Pirate) character costume from The Pagemaster movie I made for my Son Joshua.
I started with a cardboard frame and glued on some thin foam carpet underlayment that is shaped into the book form in the back and glued the seams with contact cement. The arms were cone shaped and fit into the sides of the book. The nose section was carved out of a large section of foam cushion from an armrest of a couch.
The mouth was shaped out of the same foam and was the best detail out of the whole costume. The mouth section along with the eye and patch were glued on with openings for him so see out; I placed black fiberglass window screen over them and painted them accordingly.
The red bandanna is just some picnic pattern material wrapped around the top of the book. The eyebrows and mustache are made out of brown long fur and hot glued into place. The belt was painted on with a gold painted cardboard buckle. The right hook was a store bought hook glued to the arm while the left hand was a small black rubber glove with a cardboard sword painted silver.
Coolest Homemade Saul from Pineapple Express Costume
(Newark, DE USA)
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My costume is James Franco’s character, Saul Silver, from the movie Pineapple Express. This is one of my favorite movies of all time, and James Franco’s character was my favorite, so I really wanted to dress up as him.
In the movie Saul basically looks as if he has just rolled out of bed: messy hair, pajama pants, T-shirt, tan slipper-looking shoes, etc. So I wore my brother’s pajama pants, my tan shoes, and a white long-sleeve shirt underneath a grey T-shirt.
In the movie, Saul’s T-shirt was dark grey with a picture of a shark eating a cat. So I wore a grey shirt and printed out the same exact picture of the shark eating a cat and taped it to my shirt. I made sure my hair looked gross and messy as Saul’s did.
I wore a big silver watch and even made the infamous “cross joint” that they smoked in the movie. I’m sticking my thumb through the pants because, in the movie, Saul tries to hitchhike with this thumb through his pants. That is one of my favorite parts.
Even though Halloween is infamous for girls dressing sluttishly in easily recognizable costumes, I wanted to do something different and funny.
My Homemade Pathfinder Viking Costume was inspired by the movie pathfinder. The vikings' presence in this movie invoked pure fear. I created every part of this costume by hand over the past couple months. Almost all the fur and leather came from regular clothing purchased from second hand stores. All of the armor started as second hand sports equipment. The chain mail is actually crocheted yarn painted multiple times. Every inch of the outfit has been put together with great attention to detail and is made to look battle worn. It may be very hard to notice all the layers of clothing and armor.
I have many more pictures available. I think my favorite parts of the costume are the real bear head on the shoulder and the giant horns.
I made this Olivia Octopus Pantomime Dame Costume by cutting out a pattern from a cereal box to cut the 8 legs. Her eyes are made of rolled out clay and painted.
The top was a T shirt from a charity shop and I simply added a big puffed out skirt with netting underneath it. I added all the little Octopus by hand and padded out the Mop Cap before adding on all the legs.