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My Halloween costume, 2016

by Leo756 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:16 am

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Re: My Halloween costume, 2016

by Leathal_Traps » Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:17 am

AWESOME

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Re: My Halloween costume, 2016

by Fishman » Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:50 am

Hahaha that is cool!

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Re: My Halloween costume, 2016

by Benurmanii » Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:56 am

Did you make this yourself? This is spectacular! I wanted to make a Nep costume or VFT costume, but I don't really have the skills for the craft of costume making.

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Re: My Halloween costume, 2016

by Leo756 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:12 pm

Benurmanii wrote:This is spectacular!

Thanks! I thought it turned out pretty well for such a quick rush job that I only had a couple weeks to work on. I've been doing costuming at sci-fi conventions for several years, so I wish I'd had enough time to make the whole thing myself.

Benurmanii wrote:Did you make this yourself?

Well, I purchased the big head part online, but I had to alter it and embellish it a lot. It looked kinda pointed on top so I had to fold it over and hand stitch it down into more of a dome shape and then stuff it with plastic grocery bags. It came with a felt fabric "pot" that just looked like a brown skirt when I put it on, so I took an old nursery tree pot I had lying around and spray painted it to try to make it look terra cotta color. It's held in place around my waist with a cheap pair of suspenders from Walmart.

The costume didn't come with anything for your hands at all, so I wore cheap green gloves and I made the smaller traps from red plastic picnic plates cut in half, covered with red and green felt, with craft foam glued on for the teeth and tongues. I was surprised how Muppet-ish they turned out!

I found the severed hand in the Halloween decorations at a dollar store, but I had to paint the arm part a little more because it didn't look bloody enough, and I glued some small plastic flies onto it for a gross-out effect! I bought the larger fly and bee, but I had to paint every single inch of the fly because it originally came in bright green, yellow and brown colors. I bought a cheap long-sleeved green shirt to wear underneath it and I hand-stitched artificial plastic vines from a craft store onto the part of the sleeves that showed.

These pictures were from my dress rehearsal the other night and I saw how the teeth on the big head part were pointing out in all different directions, so after that I also hand stitched all the way around the top with green thread to hold them in place pointing downward more.

It was a lot of work, but I can't wait to wear it at a party tonight!

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Re: My Halloween costume, 2016

by Matt » Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:53 pm

That is AWESOME! Well done Leo!!!
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Re: My Halloween costume, 2016

by venusthetrap » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:35 pm

That is so very cool.... Hope you have a party to go to with it....

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Re: My Halloween costume, 2016

by Jaws » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:38 pm

Amazing costume.

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Re: My Halloween costume, 2016

by cjpflaumer » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:54 pm

That is awesome!
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Re: My Halloween costume, 2016

by Leo756 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:12 pm

venusthetrap wrote:Hope you have a party to go to with it....

Yep, going to my sister's Halloween party tonight. Supposed to be lots of people there, *and* a costume contest! Her best friend recently told her she's been scared of faceless costumes ever since an experience she had as a little girl... Mwa-ha-ha-ha! You can guess who my traps will be going after all evening! :twisted:

cjpflaumer wrote:Is this Jaws or dente cultivar? :D

Ha-ha! Actually, it's a new cross I've come up with. I call it the 'Audrey Three'... or maybe 'Mean Green Mutha from Outer Space'! :P

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Re: My Halloween costume, 2016

by Leo756 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:31 am

I won the prize at the party for the "Most Original/Creative Costume"...!

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Re: My Halloween costume, 2016

by Maiden » Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:06 am

congrats !!

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Re: My Halloween costume, 2016

by Grey » Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:21 pm

This is seriously awesome hahaha!!

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Re: My Halloween costume, 2016

by boarderlib » Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:40 pm

Congrats! Great costume!

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Re: My Halloween costume, 2016

by Matt » Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:07 pm

Congrats and well done!
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