My husband and I decided on a Mickey and Mallory Knox from Natural Born Killers Couple Costume this year. Both of our costumes were more “found” items, altered and put together rather than homemade. First we had to decide which Mickey and Mallory would be most identifyable and fun. We went with the cover of the movie. We weren’t sure how well a regular bald cap would end up looking, but it worked out great.
I bought a standard bald cap and brown, white, and yellow face paint. From there, I mixed the colors to get something pretty close to his skin tone. I probably could have bought foundation, but I thought the stage makeup would stick to the bald cap better. Either way, it didn’t cost much, and looked fantastic. I stuck the bald cap on with spirit gum and it stayed put all night. We found a black and white fitted shirt in the woman’s section at a department store, which I used fabric paint for the red stripes and yellow neck line. We founds some sweet snake rings online as our wedding rings, found his glasses online, my wig online (everything was WAY cheaper online, we just had to get it all early), drew on the tattoos… everything else we altered and pieced together from thrift store finds. Oh and of course we had to have our guns, Mickey and Mallory just wouldn’t be without them.
Since you can’t see Mallory’s feet on the cover, I figured she probably would be wearing cowboy boots, so that’s what I ended up wearing. The people that actually saw the movie, got who we were right away, primarily my husband. I alone, just looked like a trashy broad. We had a lot of fun with it, and was actually one of our favorites to do.