Edward Scissorhands Halloween Costume

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!!

https://youtu.be/KcDlUPC6018

Edward Scissorhands Halloween Costume

Edward Scissorhands Halloween Costume

Edward Scissorhands Halloween Costume

Edward Scissorhands Halloween Costume

Edward Scissorhands Halloween Costume

Edward Scissorhands Halloween Costume

Edward Scissorhands Halloween Costume

Edward Scissorhands Halloween Costume

Edward Scissorhands Halloween Costume