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Coolest Homemade Hindu Goddess Kali Costume

Every year my sister has a Halloween party and this year I wanted to go all out and stand out from all the store bought costumes. I went online and typed in Goddess, and a great pictured popped up which inspired me to be ‘Hindu Goddess Kali’. I used this picture enclosed to make my homemade Hindu Goddess Kali costume.

I first ordered a mock nude spandex suit then, red eye contact lenses online. I then made every piece of jewelry, using super glue, hot glue gun, tons of different types of rhinestones and wire edge ribbon. I was very detailed in making all the bracelets, necklaces, choker and using different types of gold wire ribbon as the base.

Then I found 6 skeleton arms with hands and even bend which was meant for decorations on your lawn. I bought gloves and stuffed with fiberfill to make it as if it was my real arm. Then made a back pack style and stuck the arms in it. Then I used a paper plate, a bald head, an x-mas ornament, and two toy swords that the arms held.

I decorated, painted every single piece and even glued on hair to the bald head. Then I bought a crown (king and queen) type, but wanted it to look more like a pope’s hat, So I used different shapes of plastic canvas (used for cross stitch) and used metal wire to attach to the existing crown and then used foam sheets, glued it to the back of the canvas to give it support. I then took a piece of material that was attached to a jester mask, measured it to my face and glued it to the bottom of the crown. sprayed paint on to the entire crown, then gold leafed the crown, then used garland beads, doilies, wired ribbon, 3 gold hooped earrings and many rhinestones and gold play coins giving the crown much dimension. It looked like I paid alot of money.

Then took 5 pairs of earrings for each side that dangled at the bottom. I used white tights, cut them and put them over my platform shoes and where the tights end, I used gold fabric – tied it in a knot and attached garland beads from the knot to the bottom of the shoes. I used theater red and blue face paint, and matched the blue with regular blue paint and painted the gloves, the body suit, the tights. I then attached 3 long black wigs to the front of the crown.

It took me over 20 hours and about $200 to make. I wanted it to look real… And at the party, I knew I had achieved the look… I felt like a movie star. However, I wasn’t thinking about entering a contest, until at the end of the party, people I didn’t even know said I should enter. Therefore, people at the party have a lot of pictures of me, but I don’t have many. I was extremely detailed and had the best time at the party…..

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15 thoughts on “Coolest Homemade Hindu Goddess Kali Costume”

  1. Awesome. Could you explain in more detail as you did the heapiece? Could you show me the material you used to make the headpiece (a link online for example)? and photo of the crown and jester’s mask? if you have a link please. Have photos up close? I want to do it for a couple of years and I have many pieces to do this but had not found the way to go. thank you and best regards

  2. Sure, but how do I do link… I can’t post anymore pictures on this site… If You give me your email… I can send you more pictures, up close and can send pictures of the ribbons I used to make the jewerly, etc! I’m glad you like it…

  3. Sure, but how do I do link… I can’t post anymore pictures on this site… If You give me your email… I can send you more pictures, up close and can send pictures of the ribbons I used to make the jewerly, etc! I’m glad you like it…

  4. This is just absolutely amazing… of all the Kali costumes I’ve seen yours stands out with all the detail.
    I’m working on my Kali costume for this year but having difficulty with the crown. It would be so helpful if you could send me more details on my home email account: nhold@sympatico.ca

    Greatly appreciated!!!


  5. I would also love some more information on the crown. I am doing this for Halloween this year. I pretty much have everything besides the crown..Please and Thank you!

  6. I am really hoping that you can email me as well regarding the crown assembly! I’m getting anxious because my party is next weekend and I’m having alot of difficulty with the crown.
    Your makeup is a perfect hue.. I was told to use Ben Stein makeup but can’t find the right hue. Did you makeup transfer to chairs, clothing, ??? How did you fit in the car to attend you function? Maybe you put on the crown and arms once you arrived?
    Anything you can lend would be much appreciated.. thanks so so much.

  7. This is awesome!!! Love the whole thing! Would you be able to send me some additional close ups of the jewelry and how you did the arms?

    And how long did it take to put together and was it expensive?


    I was Medusa last year and it was a hit. I need something that will top it–and you have the right idea.



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