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Coolest Bride of Frankenstein Homemade Costume

The dress and bandages were purchased at a thrift store, make-up at a 99 cent store and the hair at a Sally Beauty supply.

The dress is a simple long dress. With regular bandages, I wrapped the left arm up to the shoulder, through the dress to the right shoulder and down again to the other hand. I painted my daughter’s face white with a tinge of gray. I looked up a picture of the Bride of Frankenstein and painted the face based on the picture.

The hair was a little tricky. All the wigs I looked at seemed to be so fake. I went to Sally’s and bought hair extensions. I cut through a hairband, got some foam, put wire through the foam and sewed the hairband around it. I hot-glued nylon around the wire and shaped it. I hot-glued the hair extensions onto the nylon. When putting on the hair, I fluffed out some of my daughter’s hair and hair-sprayed it to the wig.

I didn’t think this Bride of Frankenstein costume would come out as good as it did!

 Bride of Frankenstein Costume

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4 thoughts on “Coolest Bride of Frankenstein Homemade Costume”

  1. Wow your costume is great!! That is the best one I have seen this far. I tried to make the costume but could not get the hair.

  2. I really want to be the bride for Halloween, but I’m daunted by the hair. Your daughter’s hair is the best I have seen!

    I read your description on how to make the hair, but I still cannot understand how you did it! What kind of hair band did you use? An elasticized full circle one or a hard plastic semi-circular one? When you cut through the hairband, are you cutting the circle shape and leaving it as a single strand?

    What kind of foam did you use? A thin craft foam sheet or foam rubber? What kind of wire? A thin floral wire?

    As for the nylon, was that a pair of panty hose stuffed with something that you shaped into a cone?

    Any further insight and instructions that you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks and awesome job!

  3. Please, please, please give me more info on the hair! We have tried a couple different techniques, but so far nothing I’m in love with. Your daughter looks fab!


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