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Tim Burton's Cheshire Cat Costume

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Tim Burton's Cheshire Cat Costume

Cheshire Cat

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Photo #1 - Cheshire Cat Photo #2 - close up of his face Photo #3 - the front of the costume
Costume type:  Costumes for Girls
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for girls entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Afton, the 'Cheshire Cat' costume creator:

This costume started out with the mask - which has a paper mache base I created on my daughter's face, making sure to add upholstery foam where Cheshire's face needed bulges to create the closest resemblance before adding fur. Then I added more upholstery foam on the cheeks to widen his face, then fur material with spray adhesive on top of that. The fur was twice as long originally which meant all of the gray fur needed trimming so I did that next. I painted the eyes on the lenses from a pair of sun glasses and acrylic paint and when I placed those, I figured out where to cut holes for eyes. The vision is narrow and dark but they allow you to see through just enough. The eyes and mouth were cut from thick cardstock, handpainted attached with a glue gun and some hand stitching. The whiskers are actually flimsy twigs that we spray painted and glued in with a glue gun. They had just the right look. The cheeks I also spray painted to lighten the face a bit and we used permanent marker on his eyeliner. The pink in the ears is actually from a pair of pj shorts that were just the right shade. The body, I made starting with the gray material - from a generic costume pattern that I altered to fit my daughter's measurements. I added a zipper to the front for her to get in and out of it easily and then again - I had to trim the whole costume to make the fur the proper length. Once that was done I began cutting and hand stitching each blue stripe (taken from a different furry blue material). This we did in sections so that I could have her wear it and pin them where I wanted them first. It was a tedious job, but countless pin-pricks later - it all turned out wonderfully so we are very pleased. She loves it and of course, it is a one of a kind costume. Hope you enjoy!

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#1 comment by Ray Villa Jr November 3, 2014

One of the most detailed and awesome costumes I have ever seen. Great job :)

#2 comment by Daisy Lopez November 3, 2014

Love it.

#3 comment by Aaron August 21, 2015

This is awesome!!! I would buy this costume in a second. My wife and I were actually hoping we could find this costume for sale for our son, when we came across the story behind the costume. You certainly have an eye for perfection!

#4 comment by Afton August 23, 2015

Aaron, I am listing this costume on an Ebay auction from 9/10-9/20 so if you'd like to bid, look for it! We've had out fun with this costume but now it's time to let another kid enjoy it. My username on ebay is beetlejuice12 in case you need to find me on there

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