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Coolest Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas Unique Halloween Costume Idea 52

by Jacquie H.
(Cottonwood, AZ, USA)

Homemade Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas Unique Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas Unique Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas Unique Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas Unique Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas Unique Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas Unique Halloween Costume Idea

This Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas Unique Halloween Costume Idea was paired with Jack Skellington. I made them for my boyfriend and I.

I made a very basic dress muslin (shift dress, basically) and drew out the placement of the patches and then cut the pieces apart for patterns.

I started the endeavor by finding felt by-the-yard. I dyed MOST of the felt to the colors I needed for the patches in Sally's dress. (I'll note that most felt doesn't take color very strong. It sort of "tints" rather than actually dyeing it). I then took the dry dyed felt and hand painted the sections with spirals, stripes, or dots.

Once I had all the pieces of felt cut, I began to put them together. I used an iron-on adhesive with binding tape to put the pieces together. I then stitched a yarn over the seam lines.

For the body, I used tights, which I tinted light blue and then painted the seams with puff paint, so they'd sit up from the leggings. I also attached artificial leaves along the wrists of the gloves.

My wig is a simple yarn and pantyhose situation. I did all my makeup (took 2 1/2 hours EACH time!). I painted my eyelids with a large pupil, for photographs. It really gave a neat effect!

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Beautiful Sally.
by: Crystal

I love the gloves with the leaves peeking out, great touch! The costumes is amamzing.

Help
by: Anonymous

Please explain your wig a bit better.

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Coolest Homemade Jack Skellington and Sally Halloween Couple Costume Idea 54

by Donna W.
(Hermosa Beach, CA, USA)

Homemade Jack Skellington and Sally Halloween Couple Costume Idea

Homemade Jack Skellington and Sally Halloween Couple Costume Idea

Once my twins, Winston and Trudy saw The Nightmare Before Christmas last year, they said they wanted to be Jack and Sally for Halloween. Of course, being only 4 years old, my husband and I figured they’d change their minds for sure a year later, but… nope! They were adamant about being Jack and Sally!

Now, of course, in my search for a costume, I could only find adult sized costumes! Figures! Our only resort was to make them.

We bought the teen sized Jack costume and altered the jacket, used the bow tie, then borrowed some leggings of my daughter and used fabric paint to paint on the lines.

For Sally, we used squares of felt and glued them on a large t-shirt. Then used fabric markers to draw the designs. Then used yarn to make the stitches. Used white stockings for the arms and drew the stitches on with fabric marker. Make-up and hair spray paint, and there she is… a mini Sally!

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GREAT HOMEMADE IDEA
by: Anonymous

Thank you thank you for sharing your ideas. My son is 4 and wants to be jack and this is the best/easiest/and affordable I have seen in the blogging world.

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Coolest Homemade Jack Skellington Unique Halloween Costume Idea 53

by Mike
(Hoboken NJ)

Homemade Jack Skellington Unique Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Jack Skellington Unique Halloween Costume Idea

This Jack Skellington Unique Halloween Costume Idea is 100% homemade. I made the bow tie out of fabric and wire hangers, hand painting the Bat head in the center. The jacket is a suit jacket with white tape attached for pin stripes.

For the makeup, first I used Ben Nye white cream foundation. I then used Black cream makeup for my eyes. I used a very small paintbrush to add the black around my eyes, on the nose, and to make the stitches on the mouth. Some people try to use an eyeliner pencil, but you don't get enough control and the lines look to think using a pencil. Translucent face powder keeps the makeup on, and removies shine.

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