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Edward ScissorPaws & Kim Boggs Costume

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Edward ScissorPaws & Kim Boggs Costume

Edward ScissorPaws & Kim Boggs Costume

Costume type:  Costumes for Pets
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for pets entered our 2015 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Carolina, the 'Edward ScissorPaws & Kim Boggs' costume creator:

Ever since I started needing a service dog, I knew Halloween would be annoying with people asking me about my dog. So I decided we would always wear duo costumes so people would focus on the costume instead. I had another costume in mind for Halloween this year, but Danny Elfman brought Halloweentown to the Hollywood Bowl this year, so I decided a Tim Burton character was more appropriate.

WARDROBE

I repurposed a pair of leather pants to make the base of her costume.
I used a few of my belts, suspenders and some studded leashes I bought from Joann Fabrics to wrap around her.


HAIR & MAKEUP

I bought a punk rock looking dog wig.
I added a few extension clips to the wig to create the lower hanging dangling pieces of Edward's hair.
I bought temporary hair spray paint from Party City to spray it all black.
I used corn syrup and a blow dryer to style it into Edward's shape.
I purchased pet safe paint to make my dog's face look more ghastly like Edward's.
I used white to create the base color. It didn't show up quite strong enough on her blonde fur, so I added corn starch on top.
I used purple to create Edward's purple lips.


SCISSORS

I put my smallest black socks on all 4 of her paws and tied flat shoelace ribbon around them to hold them up. I cut open the socks for the back paws for her comfort.
I ordered elementary school scissors online because they were more on the dull side. I broke the blades apart and removed 3 of the handles.
I used hard wire to tie them all together and put the handle through a hole I cut in the sock and wired the scissors to the sock. I left enough space for my dog's paws to not be affected.


MY DRESS

The dress was created as an off the shoulder shirt with short sleeves.
We sewed non-functional buttons to the front to match Kim's dress.
We created the bow with fabric and wire to keep the shape.
The bottom half of the dress is made of a fabric used for veils that I purchased on etsy.com
I wore a petticoat underneath to create the bell effect.
I wore vintage white pumps.

Rating: 4.1 of 5. Votes: 8

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#1 comment by Kim April 4, 2016

Too cute!!!

#2 comment by Estee Williams August 24, 2016

I am looking for a dress exactly like this so I can be Kim Boggs for Halloween along with my boyfriend who will be Edward Scissorhands! I'm not necessarily talented in the sewing department so do you know of how I could get my hands on a dress like this or if I could purchase this one from you?! Please let me know!!!

#3 comment by Carolina August 26, 2016

Hi Estee! I never thought about selling it but would consider selling it for cost, since I hired a friend to make it from scratch. I also have brand new (affordable) costume shoes that work well with it. What's your email?

#4 comment by Estee Williams August 28, 2016

Sounds great! My email is estee.williams.18[at]gmail.com

#5 comment by Bee September 21, 2016

Could I ask you where you got the wig at? Or is that your natural hair. Thanks!

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