So you want to build an awesome costume for Halloween, but are unsure how to make it stand out from the crowd? Or maybe you’re making a costume for a special event (like Comic-Con or a movie premiere) and you really want to blow people away. Here is a step-by-step guide that will help you plan and make an amazing costume.
Before You Start: Plan Ahead
If you’re going to make something good, it takes time, research, and planning. You can’t just throw one together overnight! Start thinking about your costume months in advance, particularly if you need to buy materials or need time to learn new skills. It’s also helpful to have a theme or idea in mind before the project begins.
My friends are all huge Dr. Who fans so we decided it would be fun if we all dressed up as characters from the show for Halloween this year. I googled “Dr. Who Costume” and found tons of great costumes on Pinterest and the web.
We all had different ideas – I wanted to be Eleven, my friend Jodi wanted to be River Song while my friend Andy wanted to be Captain Jack Harkness – but we were able to coordinate with each other via email and text
This blog is about my ongoing adventures in building awesome costumes. The first costume I made was the Grinch, which I made for Halloween. I picked this costume because it was challenging and I’ve always loved the story of Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
My original plan was to create a mask and wear something green, but once I got started I realized that wouldn’t be enough. So I decided to create a full body costume out of foam and paint it the right color green. It took me about two weeks to complete, but it was a lot of fun!
I had never done any large-scale painting before so I learned how to do it as part of this project. First step was figuring out what kind of paint would work best on top of the foam – acrylic or spray paint? After some research online (and talking with an artist friend), we decided acrylic was best because it adheres better than spray paint does when applied directly onto polystyrene (aka Styrofoam).
If you are anything like me, you probabaly love trick or treating in costume. My friends and I often go out as a group and there is nothing more fun than walking down the street laughing and joking while dressed as your favorite character.
Dressing up is fun, but it can be even more fun if you stand out from the crowd. When we went to see “Guardians of the Galaxy” this summer, my friend Andy dressed as Star-Lord and had an amazing costume! He used blue body paint to make himself look like an alien, and he made a replica of the mask that Chris Pratt wore in the movie. Everyone on the street was staring at him! He had such a good time.
So how do you make your costume stand out? Here are a few tips:
1. Look for inspiration in movies or comics. If you are going to dress up as a character from pop culture, movies are usually your best source of inspiration. Television shows work too! The internet is full of fanart that can give you ideas about how to put together a costume.
2. Use makeup to enhance your look. If you have a creative eye and some talent with makeup, it can really elevate your costume! You can use makeup to alter
You’ve got your costume all planned out and you are ready for the party. How do you make sure that your costume stands out from the crowd? You want to make sure that you are making a statement. You want to make sure that people who see you in your costume really remember it.
So you’ve decided to take your Halloween costume to the next level. Maybe you’ve already spent a couple hundred bucks on the costume. Maybe you’re already freaking out about how many hours of work it’s going to be. Maybe you want people to notice your costume and think it’s awesome. Maybe you want people to tell their friends about your costume.
Congratulations, because if you build an awesome costume, that’s exactly what will happen!
But how do you make sure your costume is awesome? I’ll share with you the same advice I give my team for building our costumes every year. This is a recipe for success. These are not vague concepts; these are guidelines that will help you make good decisions when putting together your costume. You will emerge victorious with a head-turning, jaw-dropping Halloween masterpiece!
This year I wanted to come up with a really great costume. The kind of costume that would win awards and be remembered by my friends.
I spent weeks working on it. I built the costume out of cardboard, duct tape, glue, and a lot of other materials. It’s really amazing and has been getting a lot of attention at parties!
If you have a Halloween party coming up and want to make your own costume, I can help you. In this blog I’ll share some tips for making your own standout costume from scratch that you can wear at any Halloween party or event.
It’s not easy but it’s worth the effort!
With Halloween creeping up on us, everyone is thinking about what they want to be for Halloween. Why not try out something new? Whether you’re going to a Halloween party or trick-or-treating with your kids, creating your own costume is a great way to make sure your costume stands out!
The first thing to think about when designing a costume is what do you want to be? A classic choice is the Grinch. But how do you make it work? The key is the makeup. You don’t want to go overboard with green paint, but adding just a little can really help sell your look. One thing we like to do is add some green eyeliner and color in our eyebrows green as well.
Another element of the Grinch costume that you might overlook is the hat. It’s not really a Santa Claus hat; it’s more of a stocking cap with a white ball on top. If you don’t have any red hats lying around, try using red construction paper for the base and then adding cotton balls on top for the white part of the hat (just use glue).
You can even go all out by making your own Grinch mask! Just take an old white t-shirt and cut out two eye holes in front. Then