Large Plastic Jar (big enough to fit over your head)
Flesh coloured paper or paint
Red paint or cellophane
Fill the gloves with newspaper so that become solid.
Staple the gloves to the sleeves of the white coat.
Using a razor cut out the bottom of the large plastic jar so that your head can fit through the bottom.
Cut out a neck shape in the cardboard and cover in the flesh coloured paper or in flesh coloured paint and then paint the top neck area in red paint or with red cellophane.
Staple the bloody neck to the back part of the neckline of the white coat.
Place the pillow into the chest area of the coat ensuring that the shoulders are filled out.
In order to put the costume all together, place the pillow area of the coat behind your neck so that it rests on your shoulder and then button it up with your arms down your sides and then place the plastic jar over your head and then sticky tape the stuffed gloves to the sides of the jar so that it looks as if your head is being held.
Continuing on with the more morbid side of costume how-to’s, here is how to create the look of bloodied intestines falling out of your body. This can be added onto any top/dress as you please.
What you’ll need
Tan or Flesh coloured stockings
Cotton Filling or Tissues or Toilet Paper
Red Food Dye
Thread and needle
First thing you will need to do is create the intestines. Grab your pair of tan/flesh coloured stockings and cut off one leg piece.
Fill with cotton filling or tissues or toilet paper so that you end up with one sausage looking stuffed stocking.
The next thing you will need to do is sew them onto your top or dress. To achieve the look best, do achieve the best look, you will need to sew the intestines while wearing the item of clothing. Note: best to not wear another top underneath so that you don’t accidently sew into both tops.
Stand in front of a mirror and sew the open end closed and onto your top/dress under your chest/ on the top of your stomach area. Then assemble the stocking across the top of your stomach and then round it around and down so that it begins the pattern of intestines. Sew into place on the edges so that it is secured into place around all edges – outside and within all intersecting areas.
Next you will need to create the bloodied effect. Lay down some newspaper and place your top/dress on it. Get the red food dye and pour directly onto the top of the intestine area to create the blood splattered effect/bloody intestine look.
Voila! You know how a disgusting looking bloodied top or dress for all your Halloween needs!
Another step-by-step how to today, this time focusing on something a little bit more gruesome in preparation for Halloween later this month.
What you’ll need
Red Food Dye
Put on your t-shirt and stand in front of a mirror. The first step will be ripping up your shirt. With this step make sure that you’re not wearing anything underneath the shirt so as to not ruin two tops.
In order to get a more natural look to the cut, make an incision with your scissors and the use your hands to extend the rip and get the look you want. A ripped collar makes for a great look as well as a ripped sleeve. A few smaller notches on the shirt will also look great.
Next will be creating the look that you’ve been run over by a car. Take off your shirt and lay it down on top of newspaper, the next couple of steps are going to get messy.
Get your black paint and paint directly onto about a third of the tyre and then from the top left or right of the shirt (depending on what side you’d prefer it) roll the tyre diagonally across the shirt. Leave to dry.
Next you will need to add some blood to finish the look. You will use both the red paint and the red food dye for this, as they will create different looks. Hang your shirt up on a washing line and be sure to have some newspaper underneath you to collect the excess paint and food dye.
To create a thicker, dripping blood effect, literally pour the red paint onto the t-shirt, I chose to do this in the same top corner of the shirt as the tyre mark.
Then you will use the red food dye to add blood splatter to the shirt by pouring red food dye into the cap of the bottle and then throwing it onto the shirt. Leave to dry.
Voila! You now have a shirt that will make you look like you’ve been through a horror scene chase.
As you know between my 26th and 27th birthday, I challenged myself to dress up in a different costume every day for a year, for fun. But what I was keeping on the down low was that for the the last 100 days of my challenge, I recorded a few seconds of video. For the last couple of days I have been putting the finishing touches on it. Enjoy!
And as for the blog, I will continue on posting costumes…just not every day. Soon I set off to Europe for a couple of weeks, so when I return I will strive to post up a costume a week to fit one of the following categories:
Household material costumes – costumes made from things you can find in your home
One costume multiple ways – I will take one store-bought costume and show you how it can be used to make multiple costumes
Friends parties – whenever I get invited to a themed party, you’ll see what I’ve come up with here
How to – step by step instructions for those bigger, more elaborate costumes
So let me know which you are most interested in via the poll and I’ll aim to split up the weeks accordingly!