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Coolest Tornado Costume

by Rob Church
(Plymouth Mi USA)

Homemade Tornado Costume

Homemade Tornado Costume

I came up with this Tornado Costume because of my daughter's un-ending energy we call her "Hurricane Kelly" and since a hurricane would be very difficult to properly portray I gave her the tornado option.

I made the framework for this from a decreasing helix of thin wire fencing then chicken wire all trimmed and rounded (to avoid the pokeys) then wrapped the framework in Halloween spiderwebbing.
Gray helical spray paint give the "spinning" look and adjustable sports bag straps over her shoulders give the right position.
I used mini LED "rice" lights to enhance the spin look at night and miniature fence railing/cows/etc.from a hobby store to make the "debris".

On Halloween night her mom put white streaks in her hair and made it stand up in all directions.

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Wow, cool!!
by: Melody

This is one of the best costumes I have seen so far and at little expense. Great job!!!

Wow! this is the one!
by: cristinella

This is exactly what I want to do for my son! He hopes to be a tornado for Halloween. I am going to follow your design...as much as possible!

Thanks!!!


cool
by: Anonymous

I love this! how imaginative!

Awesome!
by: Anonymous

Our department at work is going with a Wizard of Oz theme, and I was trying to think of how I would execute the tornado. Great ideas here - far better than the others I saw online that consisted only of items attached with string to a grey sweatsuit.

How to take this costume a step fruther
by: Linda

I have done this but took it a step further. I took small childrens plastic toys like cars, cows, and tied them with about a 6 inch length of fishing line, and sewed them onto the tornado in random order. Then you spin around and all of the objects would spin out away from them like they were spinning out of the tornado.

We used your website to get ideas for our tornado!
by: Toto

Here's a link to the picture - http://bhaney.drivehq.com/oz/Dorothy-and-the-Tornado-A.jpg

The Dorothy costume was store purchased with custom ruby red slippers made with glitter and bows. The basket was added along with a little dog from home. The Tornado was fabricated out of a chicken wire frame covered with paper maché. It was painted and air brushed, then accessorized with photos from the movie (the flying witch, Gulch on the bicycle, the men in the boat where across the back) all scenes that Dorothy saw through the window from inside the tornado.

We also took the audio from the scene in the tornado as the items are flying by and Dorothy was yelling for Auntie Em. This played from an ipod nano and small speaker just inside the top of the funnel. We also added some farm toys and cows hanging from the bottom of the funnel. The port-hole was made to look like the one in the first scene at the Emerald City. Dorothy and company ring the bell only to find out that it is out of order ("Who rang that Bell?!?"). It had a door that would open allowing me to see out of the front.

The bottom legs of the pants had a picture of Dorothy's gate and the house from the movie imprinted on them with more airbrushing to
who the destruction flying up around the tornado.

bravo
by: Anonymous

This is fabulous! Great job mom and dad!

My son wants to dress up as a tornado this Halloween (after the hurricane scare in NYC, he's been OBSESSED) and I would love to replicate this costume. Could u tell me just how much spiderwebbing you had to purchase to achieve this look?

Didn't even think of spider webs
by: Anonymous

That is awesome. I'm planning on donning a similar costume this year (dressing as the Sharknado :) ) and didn't even think about Halloween spider webs.

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Homemade Authentic Catholic School Uniform Costume

by James C
(Philadelphia, PA USA)

Priscylla Krystal James in the flesh

Priscylla Krystal James in the flesh

What would happen if a first grade student was exposed (accidentally) to radiation and grew to twice the size of an average first grade student? This was my therory when I decided on this Halloween costume, a clever disguise naming myself Priascylla Krystal James, the biggest first grade student in the history of St. Dominic Parochial School.

The simplicity of the outfit - a blue plaid girls' jumper, light blue long sleeve Peter Pan collared blouse, navy blue knee high socks with saddle shoes (dyed in navy blue to match school uniform regulations) - along a with reddish carrot wig and matching headband as well as a pair of glasses, makes this a fun costume to wear for Halloween in 2010.

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Coolest Homemade Mamogram Machine Costume

by David M.
(Dublin, Ireland)

 Homemade Mamogram Machine Costume

Homemade Mamogram Machine Costume

This Homemade Mamogram Machine Costume was a last ditch attempt at a semi decent, funny costume. I had 15 minutes before I left for a party and was freaking out. Luckily, due to the wonders of TV, I heard a breast cancer ad and *bing* a light went on in my brain.

All I used was a decent sized cardboard box, some tin foil and a piece of cardboard for the sign. Also a cape but that was because I was a breast checking superhero, Mamogram man.

Lads, all I'll say is that it REALLY works wonders. Hope everyone enjoys this costume as much as I did.

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Homemade Sulley and Santa Costumes

by Maddi
(Bentleigh)

Sulley and Santa Costumes

Sulley and Santa Costumes

Sulley and Santa Costumes
Sulley and Santa Costumes
Sulley and Santa Costumes

These costumes were made by my very intelligent grandmother. She looked online and found pictures of the characters and decided it was a good idea.She made the Santa outfit around Christmas and the Sulley costume around Halloween.We always take pictures in the costumes but found this contest a great opportunity to take part in.The costumes are made from polyester and took 2 months to make.The costumes are very well made and in a very good condition

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Coolest Military Costume 17

by Anthony
(lawrence, ma )

Homemade Military Costume

Homemade Military Costume

This Homemade Military Costume is my first attempt at making a military costume. I think it came out really good. I bought all the stuff separate and put it together myself. The helmet is a WWII liner with 60s shell original. The bars are original Vietnam bars and the musette bag is WWII. Everything else is reproduction. It is a the patch on the right 66th tank destroyers and the rank is a sergeant.

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Homemade Red Carpet Costume

by Candace
(West Palm Beach, FL)

Homemade Red Carpet Costume

Homemade Red Carpet Costume

We had a halloween theme party that year and it was "Red Carpet". I went as the National Enquirer. I just got a board and then put stupid stuff on it like " Two headed woman gives birth", ect.

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Homemade Doug the Wraith Costume

by Peter V.
(Long Beach , CA USA)

Doug the Wraith

Doug the Wraith

I am a fan of STARGATE ATLANTIS and love the WRAITHS on the show. I look at many pictures and decided to make my own WRAITH

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Bravo!
by: Lady B

Absolutely fantastic! An awesome Wraith! By all means, you should join us over at Wraith Never Ending ( wraithneverending.webs.com). Tell us about how you made your costume and more!
You on Gateworld, too?
Again, this is fantastic. Can never have too many Wraith cosplayers/costumers. ;)


~Lady B

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