As a throwback to our 1980s childhood, we dressed up as some of our favorite Garbage Pail Kids — Adam Bomb, Mixed-Up Mitch and Leakey Lindsey. The clothing was all sewn by hand using materials found at thrift stores & fabric.
The props were made from scratch from items picked up at Home Depot. The “bomb” was made from metal chicken wire covered in newspaper and wallpaper paste hand painted. The hair was glued by individual strand made from upholstery piping and dyed.
Most importantly, the heads were constructed starting with a plastic witch’s cauldrin (available at party stores around Halloween time) and the faces were crafted by hand out of clay and then painted and glossed. They weighed 15 pounds each and were very difficult to walk around in!
The eyeholes were designed to be see through to allow visibility. For those of you who are wondering, these Garbage Pail Kids Costumes took about 6 weeks of labor to complete!