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!