Every year I make my own Halloween costume but this year was by far my favorite costume/s and the most fun to create!
First off- I'm obsessed with all things Tim Burton, he's my idol. I love his creative mind and the spookiness of all his characters. One of my favorite movies of his is The Nightmare Before Christmas featuring a good-hearted Pumpkin King named Jack Skellington.
This costume was cheap and easy to create.
I purchased the shirt and gloves from Hot Topic
A cute, fitted pair of black shorts from Forever21
Black & white make-up from Spirit
My tuxedo shoes are from England so unfortunately I can't tell you where to get those. Pairing this costume with black/white converse or black boots would be my suggestion!
Jack & Sally!
Who doesn't want the love that Jack and Sally share in The Nightmare Before Christmas? I know I do! <3 Creating this perfect duo from scratch took more time than anticipated but was well worth it!
For my Sally costume:
- A yellow dress from Savers for $3
- Fabric markers from Joann's
- Blue and white face make-up, red hair spray/dye from Spirit
- Brown moccasin flats
I filled my kitchen sink up with two hot pots of coffee and let my dress soak in it over night. I recommend using a pot for this instead. Make sure you use a wooden spoon to move the dress around and push out any air pockets. The coffee will dye the dress to give it a dim look similar to Sally's rag dress in the movie.
Once I dyed and washed the dress, I was ready to start drawing! The picture of Sally below is what I used for my design.
For my face make up I used a blue base coat and a white powder to achieve Sally's skin tone. Then added stitches, sprayed my hair red with two bottles of spray and I was done!
For my boyfriend's Jack costume:
- A black pair of pants from Savers- $6
- A red sweater from Savers- $2.50
- Two bottles of puffy paint- $2
Black and white make up from Spirit
- Santa Hat
- Jack Skellington shirt & gloves- Hot Topic
- Black & white Converse
I laid his pants flat on a table and used the fine tipped puffy paint to draw white lines on his pants to make the pants looks like they had pinstripes. I made sure the stripes were the same width apart as the stripes on the shirt.
I wanted this Jack costume to have the Halloween on Christmas vibe so I added the Santa Hat and red sweater for more character!