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Coolest Homemade Cortana Costume

My son and I have always had coordinating costumes every year for the past 11 years. He has wanted to be Master Chief from the Xbox 360 Halo game but this costume does not come in child sizes and they do not even make a Cortana costume. When the adult version of the Master Chief costume came out I was able to just alter it to fit him and added the arm armor to his thighs and purchased the gloves that come with the arm armor to complete the look. My fiance took apart the Buzz Bee gun and painted it black and gray to look like the real thing to complete our Homemade Cortana Costume.

When it came to Cortana I wanted to get as close as possible to the color in the game. I have seen some attempts from other people and just wanted to make myself glow like a hologram. I purchased a sky blue unitard (looks more like a periwinkle) and met with a very talented Airbrush artist who does custom work in the NJ & NY area. I spent over 5 hours in the suit standing as he airbrushed freehand the entire suit just by looking at pictures.

I then purchased a light purple/blue mix wig and he sprayed that using the same colors to blend the hair in with the suit. I purchased light blue contacts so that my dark brown eyes would not stand out against the blue make-up. I used sky blue creme make-up and a glitter powder base over the blue makeup to get the shiny effect like the suit.

As for the shoes, they are Isotoner slippers which I also had the airbrush artist paint. The result after all that time in preparation is a custom made Cortana and Child size Master Chief original.

Cortana Costume

Cortana Costume

Cortana Costume

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4 thoughts on “Coolest Homemade Cortana Costume”

  1. I absolutely love your Cortana costume, and after searching for hours online, I have found that it’s nearly impossible to find anywhere that sells anything like it. So, it seems that I am going to have to make it myself if I want one. I think your idea of hiring a professional airbrush artist for the design is brilliant and much safer, given my lack of artistic ability in that area. Ha ha.

    Anyways, I just wanted to ask you approximately how much it cost to have him do all of that work, so I have an idea of what I should expect to spend on something similar.


  2. To airbrush the bodysuit was $175 and it took almost 5 hours. The bodysuit was metallic blue which helped to make it look iridescent. Hope this helps.

  3. Do you happen to have the name of the airbrush artist who did the airbrush work for you? If so can hook please link me his contact information or if he has a webpage or a facebook? Or phone number or email?


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