This is my version of one of the most popular characters from the Mortal Kombat genre – Scorpion. This was my FIRST attempt to make a costume from scratch and as you can see it came out very good.
I got the general idea from Googling “Scorpion Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks”.
I will start from the top of the costume and explain what makes up everything and how I did it:
The mask: the black part is simply a thermal mask which covered my whole head and neck except for my face. The yellow mask was actually a plastic skeleton mask at first. I cut off the top portion of the mask and used modeling clay to shape the mask into the one I needed and then painted it yellow and black. I put on white contacts to create more drama to my costume.
The tabard and belt: The tabard took the longest to make because I knew that this was the core of the costume so I took my time to perfect it. I took an old flight jacket which I never wore anymore and cut it up to how I needed it. Then I sewed the spare material onto the front to create the flap. I then spray painted it yellow. The spikes are pieces of wood which i cut into little pyramids and screwed them onto the tabard. the shoulder pads were from a youth football shoulder pads which I cut up and put black pleather material over it and again placed the spikes through that and the material of the tabard. The belt is a waste trimming belt with a foam skull taped in the front.
Gauntlets: The gauntlets are a pair of old karate forearm guards which I spray painted black and yellow and screwed on the wooden pyramids. The gloves are simply weight lifting gloves.
The knee pads/skin guards: The knee pads were the second hardest to create because I kept running out of ideas on how to make them. The final result is two foam skulls cut in half and taped onto two pieces of plywood that was painted black and nailed into a pair of old construction knee pads. The shinguards were a pair of old soccer shinguards that I simply painted over with the design I wanted. Underneath all of this was a pair of boot covers used in pirate costumes to give the effect that all of this was actually one boot instead of separate pieces.
I took this costume out to New York and I was treated like a celebrity! Being stopped by everyone including cops just to take pictures of me and my costume. So hopefully you enjoy it as much as everyone else did.
27 thoughts on “Coolest Scorpion from Mortal Kombat Costume”
Out of all the costumes I’ve seen this is the COOLEST one. I really wish I had one just like it. You did a great job on it
hay dude just saw your scorpion costume OUTSTANDING! ditone
hey dude I’m new but wow that is the most out of this world costumes that I ever seen in my whole life.
hey its me again could you send me tips and materials on how to make this costume
I work in Hollywood on the blvd and am making a scorpion costume soon myself I just hope mine comes out as good as yours
this costume is freaking insane dude you should see if a company would make those to sell and you could get half the profit
Im sure you’ve heard this. But you should make more and sell them. Scorpion has a huge reputation and is an icon for all fighting games, since Mortal Kombat.
I’ve been trying to find a nice scorpion costume, but without luck.
how did you get the pattern for the core of the costume
that is the coolest scorpion costume I have ever seen. I cant believe you made that even on your first try. I am completely amazed of how you did it! and I’m only 11.
Okay, I’ve decided to make a costume for Halloween this year and since this is the best costume I’ve seen so far, I was wondering if you could help me with the steps needed to make this piece of awesomeness as well as the materials list.
Hey buddy, great job… I would love some tips on how to pull it all together.
Thanks in advance.
I’d like the material list too. I’m gonna make this for this year !
your costume is sick and I wanna make one myself for Halloween this year. could you see out of those contact lenses, I’m trying to find a pair that are all white that you can see out of?
You’re not just the man, therefore you’re THE man!!!
That is one SICK costume of Scorpion!
Hey!! I planned to dress like that the next carnival here in Spain. How did you do the mask???
I must say I’m impressed! It looks like it would be a good Halloween costume that I wouldn’t mind wearing myself.
Dude, I live in the UK, would you accept any form of payment to make one of these for me, and ship it over, I will pay you handsomely, as these are clearly up to professional standards. What do you say?
excellent suit, I’d pay top rates if you could make a sub zero suit? please contact me… cheers
nice bro great costume
I will pay you to make one of these for me unless you’re never goiong to make one again. I’d like to ask you some questions about it.
I’d like to know because I’m making one of my own.
Hey there, i was wondering if you could do me a massive favor and give me in more detail how you made this costume as me and all my friends are going as most of the mortal kombat characters and i have scorpio. Thanks
Where did you find the white contacts, and can you see out of them?
Ha! I have a picture of the two of us from Halloween 2008 at the NYC Parade! I was the guy dressed as Link from The Legend of Zelda. Great Scorpion costume!
I would like to buy this type outfit, Its for my kid birthday party. Let me know.
Please let me know.
Very impressive for homemade. It looks like one they could’ve used either for one of the early games. I am a big scorpion fan so it’s good to see somewhat craft something with such care for detail. Excellent job.
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