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Toddler Jack Skellington Costume

Toddler Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Photo #1 - Toddler Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas Photo #2 - Jack Skellington Photo #3 - Jack Skellington
Costume type:  Costumes for Babies
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for babies entered our 2013 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Brandi, the 'Jack Skellington' costume creator:

This Halloween my son, Spencer, is dressed as Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas, who is also lovingly referred to as "The Pumpkin King."
His costume is homemade. I altered a cheap tux jacket to fit him, and did the pants. I also made his tie from scratch using floral wire, cardboard and an old t-shirt. Once I finished making the outfit I hand painted each white stripe on the jacket, pants and tie.
The background is inspired from the movie as well, from the scene with all the holiday door trees in the forest (which double as entrances into the different holiday "worlds").
I took the photos with my camera, and edited them trying to make them look as much like the fantasy world in the movie as I could, hence the black and white backgrounds, low saturation and high exposure in the pictures. The overall cost for making our outfits, makeup, and this scene was $17, and I intend to reuse the props and pumpkins as Halloween decorations around the house :)
The inspiration behind the costume was my husband, it was his favorite movie, and he had every last word and song memorized! He even did great impressions of every characters voices. The love of this movie was one of the things that connected us when we first met. It seemed only fitting that our son would be Jack Skellington "the Pumpkin King" this Halloween.
We had so much fun playing in this little fantasy world all afternoon and pretending to be "in character", and I can't wait for our next opportunity to dress up for a holiday :)
Happy Nightmare Before Christmas everyone!

Rating: 4.8 of 5. Votes: 70

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#1 comment by Edna VanHolt November 9, 2013

his costume is really cool ,looks just like it should.I sure do vote for this costumr as it is perfect.

#2 comment by lisa October 21, 2014

What kind of paint did you use for stripes on suit?

#3 comment by Brandi V October 21, 2014

Fabric puff paint :)

#4 comment by antoinette hennessy August 30, 2015

can i buy this costume from you brandi?

#5 comment by Melissa Spillman September 11, 2015

Did you dress up as Sally if so how did you make your costume? His is adorable!! My little guy is going to be Jack this year.

#6 comment by kimberly hazel October 6, 2015

Where did you get his costume: )??

#7 comment by Brandi V October 8, 2015

I made his costume with black fabric from the thrift store and white puffy fabric paint, the collar had some wires sewed inside to hold it outright.

My costume I bought from amazon and then cut/sewed it to look and fit the way I wanted.
My tights were originally white and I dyed them with food coloring and drew the stitches on with a black fabric pen that I also use for the black/white striped socks.
Our face makeup is actually desitin (yes the baby butt cream lol) It is the safest thing I could find for our sensitive skin and it worked out wonderfully. The stitches on my skin were drawn on with an eye liner pencil.

Total costumes cost for both: Roughly $17
I used as much material as I could that I already had at home.
Sorry Antoinette, the costumes are not for sale.

Hope this was helpful for everyone, let me know if you have any more questions :)

Happy Haunting!

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