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Van Gogh Mashup Costume

Van Gogh Mashup Costume

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Costume type:  Costumes for Men
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for men entered our 2019 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Steve, the 'Van Gogh Mashup' costume creator:

My costumes have been getting progressively more elaborate over the years, to the point where (as my wife would tell you) I am now completely and ridiculously over the top. I take them into my office's contest every year, and then out trick or treating. The kids love them.
I've always been a Van Gogh admirer and this idea actually came to me the day after Halloween last year. I figured most people would recognize Starry Night. The shirt, jacket and bandage come from a couple of his self-portraits. I worked on it off and on for about a month on the weekends and evenings. It's made of sheets of Styrofoam insulation and painted with acrylic paint. Styrofoam is a great material for costumes - it's relatively cheap, light weight and reasonably durable. Cutting and carving the shapes is easy with a drywall saw and utility blade. Held together with drywall screws. It's fully mobile but I just hope the wind doesn't blow too hard tomorrow night.

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