Mad Like Alyce

Halloween Town Mayor from Nightmare Before Christmas

Not into putting on makeup for Halloween? Then the Mayor is a great option for you! This DIY mask makes getting in and out of costume easy, and still makes a great impact!

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Halloween Town Mayor Mask

What you will need:

  • Large lampshade (I recommend getting one from goodwill, mine was $2)
  • Cardboard, large enough for base of hat
  • Long tube or sturdy but flexible paper, about 2ft long.
  • Black spray paint
  • Acrylic paint & a couple of paint brushes
    • Orange
    • Yellow
    • Red
    • White
    • Dark green
    • Black
    • Light blue
    • Grey
  • Hot glue gun
  • Black pants & suit jacket
  • White collared dress shirt
  • Mayor Pin & Spider Bow Tie

Instructions:

1. Start by cutting out a circle of cardboard that is slightly smaller than your lampshade. Spray paint each side black, either by hanging it by a thread or allowing one side to dry and flipping over. Spray paint this and your tube black.

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If you have a flexible piece of cardboard (I had some on hand), tape this into a tube before painting. Allow to dry completely.

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The Faces

2. For the Mayor’s two faces, first paint half of the lampshade orange, and the other half grey. Allow to dry (roughly an hour with most acrylic paints).

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Happy Mayor

3. When painting the happy side, I started with the mouth, which is the biggest element. Make the shape of his mouth using the white paint, and allow to dry. While the white is drying, you can outline the eyebrows, eyes, and nose.

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4. Once the white mouth is dry, outline the smile with red, and draw the teeth on with black. Then you can move on to painting the yellow outlines around the eyebrows and the right (when facing the mask) eye. Fill in the crescent shaped left eye in blue. Finally, once the blue is dry, add a yellow pupil.

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Sad Mayor

5. Draw on his frown in white, and allow to dry. While drying, paint on two large yellow eyes.

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6. When mouth is dry, outline in dark green. Then, draw the zig-zag teeth with black. Finish by drawing on the triangular nose, pupils, and circle outline of the eyes.

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The Hat

7. Placing the tube in the center of the circle, draw an outline, and cut out a hole. Place the cylinder through the hole so that about 4 inches sticks through the bottom. Cut the portion of the tube sticking through the bottom into strips.

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8. place the hat on top of the lampshade and turn gently on its side so you can get into it. Using your hot glue gun, glue each of the strips to the inside of the lampshade. Finally, add a strip of glue around the band of the hat to secure it to the tube.

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Complete your costume with the Mayor’s Pin & Spider Bow Tie!

Hello!

Hi! I'm Alyce.
Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

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  • One last shot of Sallywise! This was a great test to see what I need to focus on more when timing my looks, and also to realize that a lot of the detail I like to include might not really matter in the harsh dim light of a haunted house. On to the next look! #sallystitches #nightmarebeforechristmas #clowns #pennywise
  • Breaking the Instagram square because this shirt is goals, and one of my all time favorite Halloween finds. It’s from SheIn, and is literally exactly how I would imagine Sally’s dress would be as a shirt. It’s super comfortable, and it even comes in plus sizes! I’m always looking for ways to bring Halloween esthetic to my work wear, and I’m beyond thrilled. Oh, and did I mention it is only $16?!?!!!
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  • When you are feeling Nightmare Before Christmas but need to practice clowns.... you get Sallywise! 
I challenged myself to get this done as quickly as possible, and originally had my timer set for 20 minutes... this one took about 45 including time to put on the wig, so all in all, not terrible considering I sometimes take a lot longer. The one thing I wish I would have spent more time on is the foundation, which wasn't as opaque as I would have liked, but overall, I really like this one!
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  • Pretty sure I will never quite learn how to stay serious... I seriously love this look so much! #colors #colorful #illgrowupsomday
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  • Teal hues
And suddenly
Your breath
Becomes violet
Clashing against
Rainbow soundwaves 
And that way crayons 
Leave broken trails
Of color
Behind ~ By @andrewcoonswriting 
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  • Fun fact: these paints really sting when they get in your eyes. I tried to get it as close to my waterline without actually getting it in my eyes... and I was not successful. Also, not sure I can take myself too seriously in any kind of clown makeup. #clowns #clownmakeup #hauntedhouse #pumpkinmakeup #pumpkins #jackolantern #jackolanternmakeup #mehron
  • I'm going to be doing makeup for a haunted house this year, and when i asked what common requests were, I was informed that clowns are super popular. Until today, I have never yet done a clown... im actually not a huge fan, and I can completely see why clowns are great for terrifying haunt visitors. I've been in more of a pumpkin mood lately, and thought it would be a good way to ease myself into the concept. #clowns #clownmakeup #hauntedhouse #pumpkinmakeup #pumpkins #jackolantern #jackolanternmakeup
  • They said there will be a lot of clowns, but I was feeling pumpkin vibes... and this was the result! I should go to bed, but I’m having too much fun to take this off just yet. 🎃Now for some spooky Netflix and popcorn, and pit bull snuggles on the couch. She’s giving me some side eye right now. #clownmakeup #hauntedhouse #pumpkinmakeup #pumpkins #jackolantern #jackolanternmakeup

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