How to: Dilbert Head

Dilbert head

Dilbert head

 

Another easy. home-made costume idea for Halloween is Dilbert, all made dramatic and possible with the Dilbert head.

 

What you’ll need

Poster Cardboard (painted flesh tone or bought in pink or flesh tone)

Permanent marker

White Paper

Scissors

Glue

Sticky tape

 

Method

  1. Cut your cardboard to the width of your head (with an added cm or two for comfortable breathing space)
  2. Cut a scallop edge across the length of your cardboard piece
  3. Cut two oval shapes from your white paper
  4. Glue these shapes in the middle of your cardboard to act as Dilbert’s eyes
  5. Trace around the white ovals to create the frame of Dilbert’s glasses and then add two straight lines from the middle point of the oval that will be the arms of the glasses
  6. Below the eyes, then 3/4 of a circle – this is Dilbert’s nose
  7. Fold the piece of cardboard around your head and tape comfortably into place
  8. Voila! You now have a cheap Dilbert head ready to be coupled with a white shirt and tie to complete your costume.

How to: Tutankhamun’s Tomb Poncho

Tutankhamun tomb pattern

Tutankhamun tomb pattern

The Tutankhamen Tomb Poncho was possibly the most dramatic costume that I made throughout my year-long challenge. So for my second How To, I thought I’d take you through it. You’ll be surprised to learn that while simple, it is quite time-consuming due to the intricate hieroglyphic patterns.

 

What you’ll need

Your height in gold material (from your neck to your feet)

Sewing thread and needle (or sewing machine)

Fabric Pens

 

Method

  1. Fold your material in half lengthways so that you have the height you need to cover your body
  2. Cut the material so that you now have two long pieces
  3. Taking one length of the material, cut this in half lengthways, you should now have 3 pieces of material in your height
  4. Pin these 3 pieces of material together so that they sit on top of each other
  5. Sew across the top of the connection so that you have the front full width half and then two back flaps of material – this is the shell of your poncho
  6. Now using your fabric markers decorate the double width piece of material that you will wear on the front of your body with Egyptian hieroglyphics, this is the step that will take the longest as you will need to cover it entirely (Note: make sure to have a piece of material underneath the front fabric so that your marker does not effect the back two piece of material)
  7. Voila! You now have a Tutankhamun tomb poncho!

 

 

Day 250: Catherine O’Hara

Day 250: Catherine O'Hara

March 4 is Catherine O’Hara’s birthday. Catherine would be best known for her role as the mother in Home Alone, but I thought it would be funnier/more dramatic to dress as Sally, which she voiced, from A Nightmare Before Christmas.

 

Photo credit: Billy Rubin

 

Patchwork Dress: Homemade from Material Scraps and a Cutup Polo Shirt

Long Brown Wig: Carnival & Party Warehouse

Black T-Bar Flats: Big W