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The Lizard - Homemade costumes for men

The Lizard

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Costume type:  Costumes for Men
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for men entered our 2011 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Alex, the 'The Lizard' costume creator:

I wore my costume to work and the next day to another halloween party. The inspiration was loosely based on The Lizard from SpiderMan. The costume is home-made, so to speak, or put together from different pieces. I obtained the idea to use fishnet as scales from this web site and used larger sized diamond fishnet for my face and green mesh netting that was supposed to be a different halloween prop for my chest and hands. The basic application of it is just liquid latex. I bought the Horn and glued it on. I used a base light green first and after applying the "scales" added another layer of a darker green, so the scales would not be just black. The Lab coat was purchased from a medical supply shop. The tail was a snake that I tucked into my belt. It took about 2 hours to do all the makeup which I did by myself.

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#1 comment by arlene mccombe October 6, 2012

i love this!how did u stick the fishnet on your skin?did the fishnet stay on your face all night?also wot make up did u use? thanks

#2 comment by alex gillespie October 28, 2013

wow, can't believe i missed the question...well better late than never i suppose...I used liquid latex, i would place the liquid latex directly on my skin, than firmly press on the piece of fishnet, then put a layer on top of the fishnet and my skin like a latex sandwich. I used a regular paint brush for application. Yea, I actually wore this two nights, and the first day i put it on was better because I used a lot of latex. This stuck really well and I actually ended up leaving it on throughout the whole day and took it off at night. Well I suppose I should mention you want to shave before doing the application this method. This was put on my arms and my chest and also stuck around the outer brim of my hair line, it was brutal removing this costume. I was in the shower for a good hour trying to take it off and was just ripping hair out. It felt like I was literally trying to tear the lizard out of me. It was definitely worth it though

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