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Lizard Man - Homemade costumes for couples

Lizard Man

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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.


  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: 4.4 of 5. Votes: 58

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#1 comment by arlene mccombe October 6, 2012

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

#2 comment by Kathleen December 6, 2014

Where can I get one of these?

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