Coolest Handmade Edward Scissorhands Costume

I made this Edward Scissorhands costume 100% from scratch!

This is How the Edwards Scissorhands Costume was Built:

  • I sculpted the gloves out of plexiglass, Apoxsee Clay, leather, and hardware.
  • For the costume I bought three leather jackets, cut them up and Hand-stitched every piece together with leather lace.
  • I brought about 15 belts and studded each one with the closest studs I could find. Every single stud had to be hand-painted, punched and stamped.
  • For the Moon belt I took long pieces of leather and stitched them together, used a wood burner to burn in the pattern, and pounded grommets the holes.
  • I sculpted the moon out of clay then molded and casted it in a hard plastic resin.

The whole costume took me about two months and $250 to make. As far as make up it’s not so easy to explain but I’ll try anyway.

Step 1: Shaved all the hair off my face.

Step 2: I used a glue stick to cover my eyebrows.

Step 3: I used the liquid latex and rigid collodion To make the scars. The base- Do NOT use white!

I can’t stress that enough! The only time you should use white make up is if you’re a clown. Use a fair light skin tone.

Step 4: Shadowing eyes, lips, cheekbones, and scars. A lot of people use straight purple but do not do that. Use a slightly darker skin tone and mix it with a little bit of purple then “blend, blend, blend. Blending is the secret!”

Step 5: Black contact lenses.

Step 6: The hair, I started growing my hair out months before. Straightening iron and lots of hairspray and black colored hairspray.

I spent about three hours on make up. This whole costume was extremely fun to make and I would do it again in a second. If you’re planning on making a costume like this my main suggestion is watch the movie a LOT and try to pick up every little detail! I wore this costume out four times and one six different costume contest! :) Still get compliments on it almost every day! Some people think I might’ve gone a little overboard with my costume but it’s my favorite movie. Go big or go home! Thanks for checking it out!

Coolest Handmade Edward Scissorhands Costume

Coolest Handmade Edward Scissorhands Costume

Coolest Handmade Edward Scissorhands Costume

Coolest Handmade Edward Scissorhands Costume

Coolest Handmade Edward Scissorhands Costume

Coolest Handmade Edward Scissorhands Costume

Coolest Handmade Edward Scissorhands Costume

Coolest Handmade Edward Scissorhands Costume

Coolest Handmade Edward Scissorhands Costume