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Coolest Sally The Nightmare Before Christmas Costume 10

by Aracely
(Mission Hills, CA )

Sally Nightmare before Christmas Costume

Sally Nightmare before Christmas Costume

First I drew a sketch of Sally, The Nightmare Before Christmas costume, while watching the movie and labeled the colors and design of the patches. I then went to the Salvation Army store and bought a brown dress and three shirts, yellow(not very bright),purple,and a greysih blue. I don't know how to use a sewing machine so believe it or not I made my costume with a hot glue gun.

I then drew on the dress to figure out where to cut and where all the patches would go. Then traced a little bit at a time with the hot glue and pressed the corresponding fabric down. Cut off the excess fabric neatly leaving a bit to tuck in order to have a nice edge -I would also used the clean straight edge of a fabric first if possible to over lap a patch that maybe wasn't so neat.

After all the patches where in place I used fabric paint, the kind in little squeeze bottles, to make the designs: The swirls on the purple, the little dots on the yellow. The big spots on the brown. Using thick thread I made stitches around each patch.

The tights I bought at a 99 cents store and used kids washable marker to make stitches on the tights while wearing them. The boots and stockings I already had.

The grey face make up I found at a costume shop and I used black eyeliner to make stitches on my body and finished it with baby powder to set the make up.red lipstick,black nail polish and long fake eyelashes were also used (lashes not shown in picture).

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Coolest Jack Skellington Costume 12

by Bea and Zedd
(Winnipeg, Canada)

Jack Skellington the Pumpkin King

Jack Skellington the Pumpkin King

My son Zedd has always been infatuated with Tim Burton so Jack Skellington costume was a natural for him this Halloween.

We researched the Jack costumes from this site and used some previous readers tips. (Thank you so much).

We were fortunate to find a petite ladies suit with pinstripes at Value Village for $12. I took the pants in to fit my 10 year old and then chopped up the blazer into a tux/tails jacket. We then painted the stripes with metallic white paint.

The head was made with papier mache using an over sized balloon and we used cardboard for the brow and mache'd several layers over that.

Zedd wanted spooky Jack eyes and we cut them out and covered them with black stockings. Zedd painted on the mouth and nose. He also designed the tie out of cardboard and we mache'd over that to give it some texture. We let his brother, Eh paint that because everyone wanted to work on this project!

The head was fit by shaping it to my son?s shoulders so that it rested naturally and didn't wobble.

He was the hit of the parade at school.

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Jack Skellington costume
by: Christine Hines

Hello, my step-son really wants to be Jack Skellington for Halloween. He saw the movie and really thinks it would be cool to be Jack. We have been searching the internet for a kid's version of the costume and have had no luck. He was searching and found your costume and went crazy over it! Do you still by any slim chance still have the costume? If so, would you be willing to sell it? Thank you so much.

Great!
by: Gerri

Love this!!! Great job!!!

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Coolest Jack Skellington Halloween Costume 16

by William B.
(Austin, TX)

Homemade Jack Skellington Halloween Costume

Homemade Jack Skellington Halloween Costume

I wanted to go as Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas but definitely didn't want to go as superstore big hot mask Jack. I found a tight striped suit which I made some alterations to make a good fit. The shirt was a regular long sleeve button down with the collars pinned up. I purchased a bat from a local Halloween goods store and converted him with some zip ties, some rope and scissors to a bat bow tie.

The makeup was a heavy base of white grease makeup and black to outline the mouth and hollow eyes. I slicked my hair back and used about 3 cans of white hair color. The skeleton gloves were found at Goodwill as were the excellent square toed shoes.

All together a cool costume for about 20 bones. The photo was taken by a good photographer friend of mine named Joshua Spicka.

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