2020 Halloween Costume Contest
Enter 2020 Costume Contest

Contortionist Costume

Rate this costume:

7 votes
3 comments  ·  add a comment 
Contortionist Costume

Contortionist Costume

More views: (click to enlarge)
Photo #1 - Contortionist Photo #2 - Contortionist Photo #3 - Contortionist Photo #4 - Contortionist
Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Category:Halloween Costumes

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

A word from Annamarie, the 'Contortionist' costume creator:

I wanted to create a homemade costume that was an optical illusion. I searched many ideas on Google when I came up with the idea to be a Contortionist. To create the legs I started with Tubular Pipe Insulation to make the feet, calves and thighs, then i stuffed them with packing peanuts to give make them thicker. I wrapped them in saran wrap and then connected the pieces with 16g wiring so that i could bend them. I then used two 2ft x 2ft foam project panels and cut out inserts to slide my waste into the center of each piece. I secured them with double sided tape. Then I draped twin sheets over the square panels to create a table look. The legs were covered with nylons and used a pair of slip on shoes for the feet. To connect the legs to me, i taped a belt to the back of the homemade legs/torso and secured it around my waste. It was a bit of a trial and error to find out what worked best. The costume took about four evenings to create and cost around $25 to create! The funnest part was the reactions! Many people came up to me and said they had to do a double take wondering how in the world i was that flexible. I was able to keep the legs up without having to hold them so I was free to use my hands.

Rating: 4.6 of 5. Votes: 7

7 votes
Pin It


#1 comment by Jamie yentes May 22, 2017

Would you sell a womens contortionist costume?

#2 comment by Jayde Cordes October 4, 2018

I understand all of this except for the feet. How in the world did you use the tubular pipe to make those?

#3 comment by pazit October 30, 2019

what is your email please?

Add Your Comment

* Comment: 
* Your Name: 
* Your Email: