It was going to be a VERY cold Halloween, and my husband and I were headed to an outdoor adult costume party. Therefore, I figured I had to come up with some very warm, last-minute, EXTREMELY creative costumes. Easy task, right?
The inspiration for this costume kinda hit me out of nowhere. I decided my husband and I would go as a VooDoo Doll and Skeletor. We could wear all black (plus multiple layers!!) and paint our faces. But I had to figure out how to make myself look realistically “pierced” by voodoo needles…and how to make those voodoo needles! So I headed to a local craft store and wandered around. I found medium-sized styrofoam balls for the heads of my pins, and a flat piece of styrofoam I could shape into my heart. I bought some red paint to color the styrofoam and headed home.
To make the voodoo pins, I used wire cutters to snip wire hangers into various lengths. Then I simply glued one end of the wire into a poked hole in each styrofoam ball. After layering up my clothing, I carefully pierced my pants and shirt in different areas and at different angles with the “pins “. I glued my painted-styrofoam heart onto my (Goodwill) black shirt, and pierced the heart several times with pins. Then, as a last touch, I stuck a couple of my pins through the bun in my dyed-white hair. I added creepy face paint and spooky demon contact lenses, painted my husband ‘s hair and face like Skeletor, and we headed out to the party!
When I walked in, NO ONE recognized us. Between my creepy stitched-up lips and unsmiling face, I looked completely unrecognizable from my usual smiley self, and no one could tell who was behind the wide skeletal grin on my husband ‘s white face. I will admit it was a bit difficult at times moving past people at the party , as my pins would get stuck on people or cause me to enter doors sideways. But these costumes, even though last-minute, were definitely some of our BEST!