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Unzipped Zipperface Costume

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Unzipped Zipperface Costume

Unzipped Zipperface

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Costume type:  Costumes for Boys
Category:Halloween Costumes

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

A word from Tonya, the 'Unzipped Zipperface' costume creator:

This is my son, Caden. He's the type of 9 year old boy that likes anything super scary & unique. Although, this idea may not be appropriate for some kids his age. The total cost of the look was about $13.00. For anyone that doesn't already own normal women's makeup, it'll run a bit higher though. You start with a large-toothed zipper from any craft store, you'll want to choose one with fabric that matches your skin color best. You'll also need liquid latex- we bought ours from a local Halloween store but most often it's more easily found online. Finally, you'll need deep red lipstick, tissue or toilet paper (we used tissue paper), foundation, black or dark brown eyeliner, and fake blood.
You cut the zipper to the length you'll need to cover your face & neck. You'll also want to cut away some of the fabric on the sides of the zipper to avoid a fake, bubbly look. Apply the liquid latex to the area you'll attach the zipper & to the back of the zipper- then press onto the skin & hold until dry. Then using more of the liquid latex, smooth a bit more along the outside of the zipper to fully secure it. While it's drying you can begin on the gory part! We first coated the "exposed" area with the red lipstick, then added a very thin layer of liquid latex over the red & stuck tiny bits of red tissue paper on it to give it a torn, peeling effect. Then, just inside the open area of the zipper we added the black eyeliner & blended it a little bit with our fingers. Next we went back to the outside area of the zipper with foundation & blended it outward to give it a more natural look. Finally, we drizzled fake blood over the nose, mouth & neck for a wet, icky effect. Caden received countless compliments & even had his picture taken at many of the houses we visited.

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#1 comment by amber bridges November 9, 2012

well that is freaking awesome i love it good job

#2 comment by Debbie November 11, 2012

What an amazing makeup job! Love this!

#3 comment by Mark November 11, 2012

Outstanding Job, maybe we have a New Master Of Horror.

#4 comment by Abby Kraynick November 11, 2012

Very Cool, Good Luck..... So creative, I LOVE it!!!!

#5 comment by sherry November 11, 2012

wow..really cool costume, it looks so real

#6 comment by Sandy November 12, 2012

Awesome! Thats really gross! LOL

#7 comment by Yoann November 12, 2012

That is one of the most awesome costume I've seen :-) I love it. Too bad we don't celebrate Halloween here in France.

#8 comment by wakeem November 12, 2012

this was that nicest costume i seen in my life hope you win

#9 comment by Weddingbell November 12, 2012

Very scary...I don't want to run into you :)

#10 comment by Tara November 13, 2012

Looks great, good work!

Hope you win!

#11 comment by clarissa November 13, 2012

Goodluck! hope u win! :)

#12 comment by Kandi November 13, 2012

That is awesome. Super scary

#13 comment by michael rogers November 13, 2012

That sure is awesom!!! Good job!!

#14 comment by k. mahoney November 14, 2012

This little guy could be an actor! He looks so scary,and plays the part so well, No smiles here, you go unzipped zipper face dude! Nana loves you

#15 comment by Robin November 15, 2012

Very cool! You deserve to win!

#16 comment by John November 25, 2012

Very creative costume I have seen. Quite impressive

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