It took me a long time to figure out what I wanted to be for Halloween, but it finally came to me. A Homemade Mime Costume would be a unique costume plus it would stand out from all the others. I was just looking through my clothes and when I found a black and white striped shirt, the first thing that came to me was being a mime.
How I made and designed the costume was easy. The only two things I purchased were the makeup and the hat. Most of the other stuff I was wearing I had already.
You can buy any kind of white or black face paint for only about 1$. First I put the white face paint all over my face, and then when that dried I made a black triangle under my eyes. I bought black lipstick for about 50 cents and put in all over my lips. The hat I bought at a Halloween store for only 5$. It looks like a Paris hat with a little piece of fabric sticking up in the middle of the hat.
The socks I used white soccer socks I had but you can just use any long white socks. I found a pair of black and white shoes in my closet so I used that to match everything too.
I used plain black sweats and a black and white striped shirt for the clothing part. My friend gave me her suspenders so I just added that to make the costume look better. I also had a pair of plain white gloves to use for the costume too.
The best thing was that I got lots of compliments.
I decided that I wanted to go as a cemetery angel human statue costume for Halloween. I knew that this was going to take A LOT of work, but I felt that I was up for the challenge.
I started by building the wings. First I made a frame out of coat hangers and then began to cover them in paper mache. This process took many hours of gluing and drying. I sculpted the shape of the feathers out of Styrofoam that had come with the packing to our new television and then did more layers of paper mache.
The top and bottom of the outfit is made out of a papers canvas tarp that I bought at Loews and sewed and painted. It has a chicken wire frame underneath the front to help the statue keep its shape. I also found white cotton gloves that I could paint in order to save myself from having to paint my arms and bought moss at a craft store to glue to the costume.
The head piece was also crafted out of paper mache and took several attempts to get just right. This is probably my favorite costume that I have ever made. It won me first prize at the costume contest at my work and was a big hit in the French Quarter of New Orleans when I went out for Halloween!
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Coolest Homemade Black Jack Dealer and Cocktail Waitress Costumes
(Orange County, CA)
Homemade Black Jack Dealer and Cocktail Waitress Costumes
The title, Homemade Black Jack Dealer and Cocktail Waitress Costumes, says it all. You can walk up to the table to play a few hands by throwing down $1.00 to $5.00 and get real chips. If you'd like a drink you can just ask the cocktail waitress who is standing near by. If you are not playing at the table, the waitress will be more reluctant to serve you. User beware! If you lose your money, I am not to be held responsible! Must be 21 to play.
We bought a mini black jack table from a toy store, took it apart to make two halves and then used two guitar straps and bolted them to the bottom of one the halves of the platform. The rest of the costume we had lying around the house. This costume set up back 20.00 MAX.
We took first price at two different Halloween Costume parties. The dealer actually made some money too!
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Several layers of paper mache, a coat of silver paint, and tons of small glue-gunned on cardboard tiles (covered with tinfoil) and THE HUMAN DISCO BALL is born (complete with internal wallet and drink holder).
The best part of this homemade disco ball costume is that when I was out clubbing, the ball reflected the lights everywhere, just like the real thing (not to mention that it helps maintain personal dancing space!).
This Homemade Egyptian Royalty Halloween Costume was created using a moving box. The hygrogliphics were fashioned after some online research. The headpiece is a piece of cardboard. A pair of old stockings helped create the illusion of real skin for the legs and feet.
The compliment to this was another of the same except a Egyptian Princess instead of Prince. For that we fashioned a headpiece out of chain as you see many women in pictures wearing.
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This is a Homemade Lion Tamer Halloween Costume inspired by Brittany Spears concert wardrobe. Red tails and a fringed skirt over an embroidered bodice that laces up the back. There are no other children's lion tamer costumes out there. Roar!