I’m having a childhood flashback to Saturday morning cartoons and playing with Barbies thanks to Craftster user lancmaltby. She sewed a fabulous Jem (of Jem and the Holograms!) costume last year. I still want to be Jem!
I’m using the word costume here for lack of a better word, but how gross and awesome is this Dissection Costume? Craftster user jessicution made this last year using “liquid latex, toilet paper, a blow dryer, tom savini paints, and my own fake blood mixture!”
Here’s another cool Nightmare Before Christmas costume – Oogie Boogie. Craftster user ashleyjustine sewed this out of burlap and padded it with polyester fiber fill. She posted another picture showing the insects she added coming out of him, but because I’m terrified at the mere image of bugs, you’ll have to click through for that one.
I mentioned last month that I was hoping to make a Yoda costume for my daughter Pearl, and yay, I finished it! I wrote it up as a tutorial for CRAFT: as part of their big Halloween round-up.
This is a super easy project to do if you sew — I finished it within a week. My favorite parts to make were the hat (I used Heather Mann‘s tutorial and actually made a little set of three in different sizes),
and the snake.
Please let me know if you make a Yoda costume too, I’d love to see it!
If you’re looking for a Halloween costume that is just obscure enough, then discomeat at craftster has got one for you! This is her husband dressed in the Brak Costume she made him for a costume contest. Anybody can pull of a Space Ghost costume, but I think you’ve got to have a certain “I don’t-know-what” to pull of Brak.
Alexa Westerfield shares a tutorial on her blog, The Swell Life, to make these bloody pumpkins. I love the vampire bite.