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Zipper Head Costume

Zipper Head Costume

Costume type:  Costumes for Adults
Category:Halloween Costumes

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

A word from Andrea, the 'Zipper Head' costume creator:

After I did my zipper eyes costume I had no choice but to top that costume off so I created zipper head. By far my favorite costume. The scares and screams I received was worth the time and effort I put into this costume. Mind you, I have really long hair so creating a bald head was a challenge. I don't know how to top this costume off but will brainstorm ideas.

Rating: 4.6 of 5. Votes: 38

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#1 comment by Andrea September 15, 2012

To make this costume I created the bald head shape by cutting pieces of newspaper and glued it to a balloon the size of my head. Once it dried I popped the balloon giving me a scalp shaped piece so I could bundle up my long hair in a bun on top and placed this piece on it to make it appear smooth. Then I applied a bald prosthetic and glued the zipper using spirit gum. The rest is simply 3d gel to blend the edges of the zipper and coagulated blood. Everything was homemade except the contacts and bald piece. Feel free to ask me any question!

#2 comment by liliana September 15, 2012

awesome creation!!!!! very talented, will love to see what's up for this year Andrea!!!!

#3 comment by Jose g. September 15, 2012

I love your work with the zippers, do you teach people how to do this?

#4 comment by Lani Modesto September 17, 2012

Do you think a bald cap w/holes in it so I can pull my hair through, then make the split the middle of my head like you've done would work?
My hair is very long too

#5 comment by Andrea September 17, 2012

It may but once you pull your hair through it may tear. If you create the newspaper cap, pull your hair in a bun and place the bald cap over so it appears smooth. The only issue is smoothing the edges of the back of the bald cap so ask someone to help with the back.

#6 comment by Debbie September 28, 2012

This is disgustingly gross . Fantastic job!

#7 comment by Dorinda October 18, 2012

AMAZING!!!! Looks straight out of a horror movie, great job!!!

#8 comment by Sarah September 23, 2013

So i blow up a baloon, glue newspaper in strips to it, let it dry, pop baloon, put newspaper thing on my head, cover it wih bald cap, then "go to town" on it with make up?

#9 comment by Andrea ruiz September 23, 2013


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