Coolest Homemade Jack the Pumpkin King and Oogie Boogie Costumes 28
by Nicole P.
(Mohave County, AZ)
Homemade Jack the Pumpkin King and Oogie Boogie Costumes
My sons and I are totally in love with The Nightmare Before Christmas! So when it came to choose a Halloween costume there wasn't any other choice who they were going to be, Rivals "Jack Skelington" aka Homemade Jack the Pumpkin King and Oogie Boogie Costumes.
We went to a bunch of Halloween costume stores but no one had exactly what I wanted so I chose to do it myself. We went to the Goodwill and bought a woman's pin-striped suit (size 6) and bought a couple yards of potato sack-ish material.
I ripped, sewed, and hot glued a woman's size 6 suit into a child's size 3T. I cannot sew for the life of me so it was mostly hot gluing. The parts I sewed were all crazy but thankfully Jack is a dead skeleton so it made it seem more creepy:) For his bat I got the heel of a men's black sock and stuffed it with cotton balls, glued googlie eyes on it, and used the rest of the black sock for wings that I glued onto black pipe cleaners so they would appear stiff like bat wings in flight. I glued those to a strip of the left over material from the suit and got his famous bat tie.
For Oogie Boogie I hot glued the potato sack material onto one of him hooded pj's and drew the eyes and mouth. Now Oogie Boogie is a monster filled with bugs so I got dollar tree bugs and hot glued them all over his costume so it looked like the bugs were escaping from within his costume. Super simple.
Now I got my two animated rivals ducking it out Tim Burton style and loving every minute of it!
Comments for Coolest Homemade Jack the Pumpkin King and Oogie Boogie Costumes 28
This is a favorite Halloween movie for most of us, and it was for my 3 year old. She is obsessed with the color green, and so, was obsessed with Oogie Boogie, the villain from the Nightmare Before Christmas who is a gambling burlap sac of maggots.
Of course, to make this Homemade Toddler Oogie Boogie Halloween Costume more comfortable, I used fleece to outline my daughter's body. I free hand cut and sewed the suit with my sewing machine and the outside seam was hand stitched with yarn. The entire costume was lined with another layer of fleece so that she could be stuffed with polyester filling to simulate being stuffed with bugs.
Her headpiece and suit were made together, and there was only one slit in the back that she used to get in and out. Most of the head was filled with stuffing but I left some of the end of the head unstuffed so that it wouldn't be too heavy.
Her mouth is what she saw through and it was covered with mesh and molded with wire. I got the fuzzy dice from a local Gothic store and that completed the look!
This Homemade Toddler Oogie Boogie Halloween Costume was a great hit at the local trick or treat neighborhoods and she is already planning next years costume!
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This is my husband, Shawn, as Oogie Boogie from the Nightmare Before Christmas. I made it out of burlap and yarn, along with some wire. When I first put the mask on him, it looked so bad that I almost gave up. The lesson that I learned - was that you should never give up because you'll have no idea about how the end result will turn out. I am so glad that I worked his costume until I was happy with it because it turned out to be a great success. We just got back from Downtown Disney, where we walked around to take photos with kids and brighten their night. (Well, the ones who weren't scared or crying at the sight of my Boogie Man.)
Thanks for checking out the Homemade Oogie Boogie Costume, and we hope that everyone had an awesome Halloween this year!