Awesome DIY Jack Skellington Costume

The head of the Jack Skellington costume is made from papier mache over an old crash helmet. Underneath, the plastic visor has been removed and was replaced with thin cereal box card, out of which I cut eyes and a mouth hole.

I added rolled up cardboard to the sides of the helmet to get a more rounded shape, then did a few layers of newspaper papier mache and a final one of white crepe paper. I built up the top of the eyes for expression and sculptured the nose. I highly recommend working from several pictures of Jack’s face as he has many expressions! It was then painted black and white.

The bat collar is made from a large plastic bat with additional cardboard “spikes” stuck to the back of it. I then papier mached over this to make them as thick as the bat. This was obviously then painted.

Rob (the model – for whom this costume was made) is wearing his own suit.

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3 thoughts on “Awesome DIY Jack Skellington Costume”

  1. WOW is that a nice costume, I love how his head looks, especially the eyes! This is so much better looking than any Jack costume you can buy, those look cheesy to me. 5 stars out of 5 on this!


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