Paul started out making his costumes from paper mache. It's an accessible, cheap medium that can be used to create just about any shape, large or small. The results can be sturdy and weatherproof if done right. It can also be heavy and uncomfortable. But it's a time honored Halloween costume material and I've gathered some links that show it's versatility and potential high quality (no balloon heads). I also threw in some cardboard, duct tape and plaster gauze links.
We've covered your eyes, your feet, your parts in the middle. Today we'll talk about the top of your head. Dreadfalls are a type of semi-temporary hair extension popular at Burning Man, anime cons and [...]
Zombies are the new black. Something about the mindless, decaying monster that we each have the potential to become, really resonates with our culture at this moment. There are even college courses on it. We could have a fascinating discussion about why, but let's just learn about how to pretend to be one!
Here are some other places to learn about making cool armaments.
It's week 3 of my DIY Halloween tip series. Today I will list some mammoth crafting sites containing many tutorials, galleries, groups, resource lists.Much of it can be useful for costumers.
Here's a topic that can take over your life: cosplay. If you are unfamiliar with cosplay (short for costume play), it's a subculture of anime and sci-fi enthusiasts that combines role-playing and fashion into a type of performance art. Cosplayers are often are very dedicated, spending all their free time and money on impressive and elaborate outfits.
So today it's about EYES - a few resources and tutorials to enhance your eyes as part of your costume.
There has been a revival of Burlesque in the last decade. Playful, old fashioned, individualized, it's sexy but not sexist because the dancers empower themselves with their performances.
Spoutwood has been going for 20 years but there are new faery festivals, cons and balls springing up in the the US, the UK and elsewhere, part of the growing popularity of role playing and masquerade.
The second post in the DIY Halloween 2010 series is dedicated to those ingenious and slightly obsessed Star Wars fans.