I was at a loss, I couldn't find any suitable Beetlejuice costumes for kids so I went to work, with two weeks until Halloween night. I was a little scared because as my daughter was being the Corpse Bride, I wanted her little brother to match so my son, being an avid Jack Skellington fan, I thought hey why not, a Little Jack Skellington Costume.
Almost every night was dedicated to adding a layer of paper mache to get that perfect Jack Skellington head. After 6 layers I used an exacto knife to make the eyes and nose. I bought black pantyhose and stitched them in the inside of the head to cover the eye and nose holes and used to duct tape to secure.
I covered the pantyhose on the outside with newspaper as I applied white acrylic paint to the head, and let dry 24 hours. Then I applied a clear varnish spray to get a cool sheen. I used black sharpie marker for the mouth and traced around the eye and nose holes. I made a tuxedo style black suit and drew white pinstripes with fabric paint. He wore black boots and a white turtleneck with a black bat tie with thin white pinstripes.
This year I am making him an Optimus Prime transforming costume and my daughter is being a beat up Barbie wouldn't Mattel be proud. Hopefully he will win the local costume contest again.
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This year my girlfriend wanted us to wear a couple costume for Halloween. At our local Halloween store she bought a Sally costume from the movie "Nightmare before Christmas" but could not find the Jack costume to match. We searched for a Jack Skellington costume online but none really matched the Sally costume my girlfriend had bought. I therefore talked her into letting me make the costume.
I started with the head. I made this with paper mache, plaster and high gloss spray paint. I found a mobster costume with white pin stripes at Wal-mart for about $20; I brought it home, took it apart and resewed it to my design. I added tails, reversed the lapels and made it more close-fitting to my body.
I'm not a tall guy so I needed something to give me height. I found a pair of 3" platform shoes at the thrift store close to my house. I bought the gloves at Party City, also cutting them down to my size. I then painted the undersides to make them look like bones on both sides.
All in all, I spent about $50 on this costume. Tt looked great and everyone loved it on Halloween night.
While searching the internet for inspiration, my son and I came across a pre-made “The Bugs are Biting “costume. This got us started on our Homemade Camper's Nightmare Costume. Different plastic bugs were purchased at various stores and the jeans and shirt were picked up at a local thrift store.
We then hot-glued flesh-colored felt to the underside of the shirt and jeans to give the impression that the bugs had bitten through to his skin. Red puffy paint was added to give the illusion of blood. I removed the sticky tape from fly strips and glued yellow paper to the original packaging. Ant traps were glued into the pockets. We also picked up some bullet hole latex props that were cut down and placed on his face.
My son decided that he did not like that title "the bugs are biting" and felt that "Camper's Nightmare costume" would be more appropriate!
Materials purchased approx: $15, time spent putting together: 2 hours and his enjoyment wearing it: priceless.
Homemade Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas Costume
by Abril S.
(Puebla, Puebla, México)
My costume is based on a character from a movie, the movie is Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton, i painted my face and put on hair extensions. I also made the dress from 5 different types of fabric and added some last touches wich were the external sewing from stamen.