2014 Halloween Costume Contest!
 
Gremlins Gizmo and Stripe Costume
by Bud
2012 Halloween Costume Contest
Dilophosaurus and Dennis Nedry Costume
by Tiffany
2012 Halloween Costume Contest
The Lizard Costume
by Alex
2011 Halloween Costume Contest
Custom Search
2014 Halloween costume contest!

8 nominations

$1,675 in prizes

ENTER CONTEST!

 

Lizard Man Costume

Rate this costume:

56 votes
1 comment  ·  add a comment 
Email
Lizard Man - Homemade costumes for couples

Lizard Man

More views: (click to enlarge)
Photo #1 - Lizard Man Photo #2 - Close up Photo #3 - Placing the horns Photo #4 - Checking to see that the face and horns go together.... Photo #5 - Pre-halloween work done.... Photo #6 - about to latex my head..... Photo #7 - close up 2 Photo #8 - just about done...... Photo #9 - love the lighting Photo #10 - Us normal looking to give you an idea of the change.....
Costume type:  Costumes for Couples
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Animal Costumes

This homemade costume for couples entered our 2011 Halloween Costume Contest, and won 1st place in the Coolest Adult Costume nomination!

A word from Jason, the 'Lizard Man' costume creator:

I'm Jason and my fiance Anna is next to me. We wanted to go as lizard people. I don't remember where the idea came from but I most definitely took a page out of reptile-man's book from a few years back on this site. His picture came up a bunch when we did searches for lizard costume ideas although I tried to keep mine a bit simpler as I didn't have his kind of art skills. hahaha.

Supplies:

  1. Latex body paint: black, green, tan -$40
  2. Black makeup for eyes and mouth--$8
  3. Yellow makeup for highlights on scales to give them depth--$4
  4. Two packs of devil horns from local costume store for horns on head.--$11
  5. Bald cap--$12
  6. Fish net stockings and shirt--$11
  7. Face prosthetic--$40
  8. Contacts--$70
  9. FX Gremlin teeth--$40

Time: 2 hours prep before the actual day and then 5 hours day of.
Total Cost:$236 plus a few arm hairs......

I taped the horns to the cap first off. Used black latex and covered the tape til it look smooth. Next I pulled the leg of one of the fish net stockings over my head with the bald cap and horns in place. Mixed the latex colors: 1 part green, 1.5 part tan, .75 part black. I made the last layer a bit darker just to make it a bit creepier. HAHAHA. Next I began painting latex on the cap with the fish net on. I put three to four coats on all over my head and overlapping a bit on my skin to hold the cap in place. I also painted my neck with latex to hold the netting in place before cutting my face out. Once I had all of that done I put on the fish net shirt and began putting latex all over that. BE CAREFUL HERE!! I shaved my chest but forgot about my arms. Big mistake when I took this off at the end of the night. It pulled almost all the hair out of my arm!! hahaha. OUCH!! Once I had three good layers on my body I put the face prosthetic in place. I had done some makeup on it ahead of time. Once it was on I began putting a single layer of latex over it and smoothing the edges of it with the rest of the head piece. The latex gave it the wet look which I thought added to the scarey factor. Although you would probably want to put the contacts in by this point I didn't. I thought it would be smarter to put the black eye makeup on. Made it kind of a mess trying to put the contacts in afterwards but was pretty funny to see me trying to put contacts in with latex hands. HAHAHA! My girl got a good laugh out of that one. Popped in the teeth and that was it. I only did my upper body cause I didn't want to buy another $30 worth of latex to do my legs and everything. Maybe next time. I'm sorry I don't have any pictures during the putting on of all the latex. I will hopefully have a link to the video we took to help anyone who wants to try this.

It was fun and I hope ya'll enjoy the pictures as much as I did putting it together!!!

Rating: 4.3 of 5. Votes: 56

56 votes
Pin It

Comments

#1 comment by arlene mccombe October 6, 2012

amazing!!!where did u get the fishnet top?i want to do something like this..thanks

Add Your Comment

* Comment: 
* Your Name: 
* Your Email: