2020 Halloween Costume Contest
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Broken Marionette Doll Costume

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Broken Marionette Doll Costume

Broken and Abandoned Marionette Doll

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Photo #1 - Broken and Abandoned Marionette Doll Photo #2 - Won't you please play with me?
Costume type:  Costumes for Girls
Category:Halloween Costumes

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

A word from Nicole, the 'Broken Marionette Doll' costume creator:

My 10 year old daughter Gianna is wearing our version of a broken Marionette doll. She came up with the idea on her own and I brought it to life for her. We got the dress that came with 2 red bow clips at a thrift store for $10. It was marketed as a creepy clown dress but with a few additional accessories and some work, it turned out perfect! The head piece and strings were homemade and were almost all bought at the Dollar Tree but could be found at any store really- ball of yarn for the strings ($1), 2 tan colored cloth headbands (6 pack for $1), 2 wooden dowls (pack of 20 for $1), 1 hard headband that matched her hair ($1). I bought a single cigar for the clear plastic tube it came in at the gas station ($3). I cut and sewed the tan headbands to make 2 elbow bands and 2 wrist bands. I took the hard headband and hot glued the clear cigar tube to it. While that dried, I hot glued the dowls in an X. I then wrapped some string around the middle of the X. I then got glued it to the top of the cigar tube. Once assembled, I tied and glued a string to each dowl down to the corresponding wrist/elbow bands, making sure to leave extra slack. All that was left was her make-up- which were all things I already had. Total cost all together was $27 dollars and about an hour or so of time to put it all together. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out!

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#1 comment by Carmine Farruggia October 26, 2019

The costume looks great

#2 comment by Donna Petersohn October 26, 2019

Love the costume and the puppet.

#3 comment by Debbie Petersohn October 26, 2019

Voting for broken marionette doll. Don't see a vote for

#4 comment by Teresa Bellanger October 26, 2019

What an awesome costume this is!

#5 comment by Mike October 26, 2019

Love this idea. What a great costume. Kudos to you guys.

Michael H.

#6 comment by Laura Ekelund October 26, 2019

I like the creative concept and I think it's great.

#7 comment by Jodi Covelli October 26, 2019

Best Costume Ever!

#8 comment by Becky October 26, 2019


#9 comment by C. Kemph October 26, 2019

So creative! Great costume!

#10 comment by Jackie Janega October 26, 2019

Would never think of anything like that! Awesome creativity!!!! Makeup amazing!

#11 comment by Sarah F. October 26, 2019

She pulls it off great! What a cool idea! Love this

#12 comment by Jen October 26, 2019


#13 comment by Aimee Briggs October 26, 2019

Love it! So creative and pulled together well!

#14 comment by Abby October 26, 2019

Great costume!!

#15 comment by Linda October 26, 2019

Very imaginative costume (and just the right amount of spooky!)

#16 comment by Danielle October 26, 2019


#17 comment by Liz Panico October 26, 2019

Great costume!

#18 comment by Kristin October 26, 2019

Love it!!

#19 comment by Donna M October 26, 2019

Creepy and well done! Love it!!!

#20 comment by Kelly B October 27, 2019

Love this!!! Nice job

#21 comment by Lorie October 28, 2019

Great costume! Very creative!

#22 comment by Jessica October 28, 2019

The best costume ever!!!

#23 comment by Stephanie October 28, 2019

This costume is amazing!

#24 comment by Maria(aunt) October 29, 2019

Great job Nicole... Gianna looked awesome

#25 comment by Ana Tinnon October 29, 2019

Great job guys! Looks awesome!

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