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Dr. Finklestein's Couple Costume

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Dr. Finklestein's Couple Costume

Dr. Finklestein's Couple Costume

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Costume type:  Costumes for Couples
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for couples entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Shelby, the 'Dr. Finklestein's Couple' costume creator:

In our house we love the Nightmare before Christmas. This inspired me to create new characters for Halloween last year. I looked up pictures of Sally and let my imagination go. I decided that Dr Finklestein would probably make a couple next time to try to avoid the same lonliness that Sally succumbed to. First I created my husbands costume. I took an old suit and hat and my bag of bits and I went to work making random patchwork pieces cover the entire surface area. I applied the patches with lots of different colored embroidery thread and made sure the stitches were large and choppy looking. This took me about a week to finish. With his costume out of the way I was able to focus on the true gem of my creation: MY COSTUME! I took an old black dress and did the same thing that I did with the hubby's costume, adding random patches; but I also looked up old fashioned dresses and created a really cool pleated train on the back. The finished dress weighs almost 10 pounds! it has SO many beautiful layers to it. I created a jacket for my costume by slicing apart an old satin shirt and adding random stitches to it. I also created a patchwork bag, head piece, and added patches to my black vinyl boots.On our faces I wanted to go with a nice stitched look. Hubby wasn't too into that so I simply drew his on with black eyeliner. My stitches however were black embroidery thread applied with tweezers and a gelatin mix. It came out REALLY well!

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#1 comment by Dorothy December 6, 2014

Love the costume! Would like to see more of it or know how it was made.

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