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Coolest Homemade Jack Skellington Halloween Costume 25

by Tammy
(Fl)

Homemade Jack Skellington Halloween Costume

Homemade Jack Skellington Halloween Costume

This is my 6yr old son Tyler. He wanted to be Jack Skellington for Halloween this year. I did not like any of the Jack Skellington costumes I found so I decided to make my own Homemade Jack Skellington Halloween Costume.

I started out with a tux he wore to a wedding. I painted the stripes on with metallic fabric paint. I also used black fabric and made strips and glued them to the back of the jacket for a frayed look. I made the bowtie out of cardboard and painted it black and outlined it with glow in the dark fabric paint.

I bought a foam rat and cut it in half and glued the head on the middle of the bow tie. I then sprayed glitter paint over the entire tie. The tie is put on with Velcro on a white tshirt. The mask was made from a basketball mask I found in a thrift store. I used it as a foundation for the mask. I first cut out the teeth so I could re-apply them to the Jack Skellington mask. I also glued the nose down and then paper-mached it 4 coats. To get a smooth coat I used a thin coat of drywall mud.

I cut out the eyes and mouth. Then I sprayed it with white paint. I also used cotton balls to accentuate the eyebrows. I drew the mouth and nose on and reapplied the teeth. I used a mesh bag and cut out for the eyes and applied to the inside of the mask with masking tape. The walking stick is covered in gray gauze and a Halloween skeleton figure glued on top.

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wow
by: Anonymous

This is awesome! what a great mom to put in all that work! Job well done!

Second the wow!!!
by: Anonymous

I have to agree 100% -- you did a great job on your son's costume -- VERY COOL!

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Coolest Jack Skellington and Sally Ragdoll Homemade Costumes 26

by Kayla & Tyler
(Mount Carmel, Illinois)

Jack Skellington and Sally Ragdoll Homemade Costumes

Jack Skellington and Sally Ragdoll Homemade Costumes

These are our Jack Skellington and Sally Ragdoll Homemade Costumes. The Jack costume 100% homemade! I bought the Sally dress, and the wig. I used make up and some acrylic paint to make my face color (lots of mixing to get it right)and used black eyeliner for the stitches, I even painted my hands where the gloves wouldn't cover.

I wore black and white striped leggings and black flats. For the Jack tie I used felt pieces, wire, and fabric paint. I put the wire on one sheet of felt, and hot glued it. I took another piece and drew out how I wanted it to look, cut it out and sewed the two together (with both sides), then I sewed up the middle piece and sewed the three pieces together, using elastic band to go around the neck and pin together. We used and old dress shirt and pants and drew the lines on them.

I did the make up, using white and black Halloween make up and white hair spray. I also took an old pair of black gloves and drew bone hands on them with the fabric paint (the make up is what took the longest. Almost two hours)!

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Coolest Homemade Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas Costume 24

by Jami
(Clinton,Utah, USA)

Homemade Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas Costume

Homemade Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas Costume

There is nothing better than making your own Halloween costume. I started this Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas Costume with the fabric store and purchased some very cheap pieces of fabric that were similar in color to the ones in Sally's costume. I then found an old dress that fit my daughter and laid it out and cut the fabric into similar pieces as on Sally's dress.

I stitched them together and got a fabric marker and create similar markings as those found on Sally's dress. After I finished all the sewing, I used yarn to make the bigger stitches. I attempted to make a yarn wig but that was just to much work so I bought a red one at the store. This was both less expensive and less of a headache.

My daughter loved it! I also found some of dad's old socks and used the marker to create the strips on the socks that Sally wears! You can use panty hose for the arms and put stitches straight on them.

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cute idea!
by: Patricia

I love it! I'm trying to create a Sally adult costume and I love your ideas! Especially using yarn for the stitches and pantyhose for the arms!

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