I made this Edward Scissorhands Halloween costume for my 9 year old son.

Every year I try my hardest to do something different for my son Ethan’s Halloween costume other than the typical costumes found in the big box stores. This year I wanted to do a throwback of one of our favorite movies, Edward Scissorhands. I loved the moral of the story of how we should accept people for who they are no matter how different. I thought that was a great lesson for my son and an even greater costume for Halloween 2015.

I decided I would have to make the costume myself since boys leather pants and high top goth type boots aren’t easy to find. Haha.  Here’s how I did it…

Edward Scissorhands Halloween Costume Instructions

  • I had the pants and shirt sewn by someone. I provided the seamstress with the fabric and told her to make a jacket and pants.
  • As for the rest, I sewed and/or Velcroed the belts on the outfit.
  • I made the scissorhands out of foam board that I cut out with an X-Acto knife.
  • I sprayed it with metallic spray paint and then hot glued it to gloves I found at Goodwill.
  • The belts were cut up to make arm and leg cuffs, and then I adhered the leg belts with Velcro on the pants so they wouldn’t slip down.
  • I did the makeup myself using YouTube tutorials and a movie makeup effect called rigid collodion for the scars.
  • I bought the wig online, and the boots are girls boots purchased from Walmart.
  • I adhered Velcro to the sides of the boots and cut belts to size and affixed them around the boots for a more goth look.
  • For the slash look on the chest, I simply cut the shirt and then haphazardly sewed it back together.

I had so much fun making this costume for my son!

It is a tradition for us to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party every year. We started when Ethan was only 2 so this is our 8th year attending. We had so many great reactions and there were a lot of people who wanted to get their picture taken with him. As well, there were many “coolest costume ever!” reactions.

The makeup makes him look sad because Edward was a bit afraid and sad and Ethan (being in theater classes) loved playing the part. He may look down and depressed but he’s only in character. :)

I hope you enjoyed reading about my little Edward. Maybe I have inspired you for next year’s costume.

Happy haunting!!