Spur of the Moment Costume: Human Radioactive Experiment Gone Wrong!



My costume evolved from an idea a band I was listening to one night gave to me.  They were telling me they were sponsoring a costume contest on Halloween, and then told me how they were all going to dress up.  All the band members were going to come as their individual versions of mad scientists.  They were dressing the stage up to look like their lab.  They had all this tubing around the stage and especially on the drums, their speaker stands were ‘radioactive’ barrels, they had bottles of dry ice that were steaming in different colors, fog machine, it really ended up cool.

So I thought, “What could I be to kind of “go with” the band?  I thought about it a whole week, wasn’t going to go because just couldn’t think of anythng, then at the last minute(the night BEFORE) finally decided on kind of human project gone horribly wrong.  I think it kind of ended up being a cross between “Bride of Frankenstein” and “Sally” from “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.

I got some skin tight pants, pale white, and sewed some different colored” flesh patches” on them, used black embroidery thread for stitches holding me together, pinned some zippers to me several places, making it look like some of me was zipped together, etc.  On my arm I put an eye with an eyebrow, and I also had a “nose” on my back.  Just looked like a bad human experiment.  On the back of an arm I also had a wolf’s nose attached, and then I had kind of elf shaped ears(can’t see these in the picutres.  Then I coudn’t find a bride of Frankenstein wig at this late date, so I found this red and black mixture one.  I think it turned out well.  But I worked about 6 hours straight that  night on it, work the next day was not fun.  Also found the bride of Frankenstein Dress, so wore this too.  I painted myself kind of a light zombie green color, then found a You Tube video on how to do Sally’s makeup, and kind of added my own touches.  I glued a couple of zippers to my skin too.

I got a great response at the bar!!  A lot of people thought I was sally, loved my makeup job.  Only a few people got the relationship to the band’s outfits, but the band announced it later, so I got a standing O from everyone.  It was really cool.  But there were so many great outfits, I didn’t get first place, I got third (and only 1st and 2nd were money winners!  Ha, my luck!)

It was great fun, a lot of work, but well worth it.  Hope you like it too!

The finished product
The finished product

Flesh Patches

Here are the “flesh” patches sewn on my “skin”.

Flesh patches
Flesh patches

Zippers holding me together

Step 2 of my outfit

My costume evolved from an idea a band I was listening to one night gave to me.  They were telling me they were sponsoring a costume contest on Halloween, and then told me how they were all going to dress up.  All the band members were going to come as their individual versions of mad scientists.  They were dressing the stage up to look like their lab.  They had all this tubing around the stage and especially on the drums, their speaker stands were ‘radioactive’ barrels, they had bottles of dry ice that were steaming in different colors, fog machine, it really ended up cool. 

Zipped up
Zipped up

Everything else

Here are the rest of the pictures of my outfit that I have

At the bar
At the bar

The Band

Here are the “Mad SCientist” and their lab.

My costume evolved from an idea a band I was listening to one night gave to me.  They were telling me they were sponsoring a costume contest on Halloween, and then told me how they were all going to dress up.  All the band members were going to come as their individual versions of mad scientists.  They were dressing the stage up to look like their lab.  They had all this tubing around the stage and especially on the drums, their speaker stands were ‘radioactive’ barrels, they had bottles of dry ice that were steaming in different colors, fog machine, it really ended up cool. 

Tracy in the band
Tracy in the band

The other three
The other three

Radioactive
Radioactive

Foggy
Foggy

Dr Greenbud and Singer
Dr Greenbud and Singer







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