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Coolest Homemade Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Adult Halloween Costume 42

Homemade Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Adult Halloween Costume

Homemade Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Adult Halloween Costume

Homemade Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Adult Halloween Costume
Homemade Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Adult Halloween Costume

This is the Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Adult Halloween Costume I made for myself in 2008. It started with a dress found on clearance for $10 that could be used as a base. The outer portion of the dress is made of coarse burlap “borrowed” from my office. Each piece was cut to shape then hand dyed with various fabric dyes from the local fabric store. Each piece was sewn on first with needle and thread then finished with hand sewn black yarn. Black sharpie marker was the finishing touch used for drawing the pattern on the burlap.

The work in progress was on a dress form making the construction much easier. The burlap was difficult to work with, glue had to be applied to the edges so it wouldn’t unravel and the sleeve ripped halfway through the party. Oopsie.
I made the wig with a few hues of red yarn sewn onto a spandex swimming cap. The yarn was wound around a large chair back, taped in a single row and then sewn together. Each layer of hair was spaced about 3” apart and sewn onto the swimming cap. It held really well.

The stitches on my arms? That is Elmer’s glue, black yarn and cocktail hour. It was meant to be applied with skin in a bottle from the Halloween store but the product I bought was so old it was just a big clump of over priced flesh-toned latex. That’s why homemade it best!

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Wonderful work!
by: J.L.

I have been wanting to be Sally for Halloween again (I was her for Halloween when I was about 8 years old) for many years now. However, I've been too intimidated by making the dress, since I don't want to buy one. Your ideas should help me for making it happen next year. :) Also, I think this is one of the best Sally costumes I've seen on-line. Kudos!

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Coolest Homemade Sally and Jack Skellington Costumes 32

by Revonna
(Norfolk, Va)

Homemade Sally and Jack Skellington Costumes

Homemade Sally and Jack Skellington Costumes

My husband and I decided to dress in Homemade Sally and Jack Skellington Costumes.

Jack's mask was the most intricate part of the costume. My husband blew up a punching bag and applied multiple layers of paper mache, also using this process to form the eyes and the nose. This process took about two weeks. Afterwards, he painted the face, drew on the mouth and filled in the eyes with netting. He positioned a bicycle helmet on the inside for easier wear.

The suit was one we picked up from the thrift store; he then painted vertical white lines with fabric paint from top to bottom. He extended his height by nailing several 2x4s together, strapping a pair of boots to them and wrapping additional striped material to the finished product.

For Sally I used a pre-made dress; I cut several different kinds of fabric and fabric-glued these to the dress to give the impression of a multi-piece garment. When the glue had dried, I sewed the dress seams with black yarn. I purchased the yarn wig, black boots, striped socks and white stockings.

I used, as a base, white face paint and then dusted over the paint with an aqua blue eye- shadow until I had a good sheen. I also dusted my stockings with the eyeshadow as well. I drew stitches on myself with black eyeliner.

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Coolest Homemade Jack Skellington Costume 33

by Sara C.
(Corona, CA, United States)

Homemade Jack Skellington Costume

Homemade Jack Skellington Costume

This is a re-worked Homemade Jack Skellington Costume that I altered for my friend. He is incredibly skinny so I had to take the costume in quite a bit. The gloves were made by taking apart skeleton hands and hot gluing the pieces to a pair of black gloves.

The zero was probably the most difficult and time-consuming part. His frame is made from wire clothes hangers that I cut and bent. The head is a Styrofoam cone and the ears were formed from the hangers and wrapped in white felt. Zero’s frame and head are covered by a white pillowcase and his nose is an orange ping-pong ball with a Jack-o-lantern drawn on. The hardest part was making it look like he was flying. I made the leash out of another clothes hanger and wrapped it in twine, then looped it around Zero’s neck to make it look like a noose. Because Zero has such a heavy head I had to tie fishing line to several spots on the frame and sew it through the fabric and tie it to the leash.

The end product was amazing and there was a mob of people on my driveway taking pictures with “Jack”.

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Zero is a Ten
by: Anonymous

Zero Makes the costume! Super cute.

Jack and Zero = a perfect 10
by: Anonymous

That is the coolest Jack costume I've ever seen, the tall slenderness of your friend and the awesome dog totally makes him authentic! Great job!

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