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shock costume from nightmare before christmas

Shock is identified by her purple dress and green mask. Now, if you happened to have a long sleeve purple dress, that’s great! In my case, I opted to create just a purple tutu and mask to complete the look.

I’ve got something, listen now
This one is real good, you’ll see

We’II send a present to his door
Upon there’ll be a note to read
Now, in the box we’ll wait and hide
Until’ his curiosity
Entices him to look inside
And then we’ll have him
One, two, three

shock costume from nightmare before christmas

Shock Costume

You will need:

Lock costume (Witch Tutu)

  • Black Elastic (about 2 – 2.5 feet)
  • Black tulle (roughly 4-6 yards, depending on how much volume you want.)
  • Glossy purple fabric (2-3 yards)
  • Needle and thread

Complete the costume with:

  • Witch hat ($3 at Walmart)
  • Lock Mask
  • Black long sleeve shirt
  • Purple costume necklace
  • Black Leggings & heels

shock costume from nightmare before christmas

Instructions:

1. Start by measuring out the elastic for your waist and sewing it into a circle. Using the needle and thread, start stitching the tulle to the elastic, working your way around the elastic. The more tulle you add, the more volume your skirt will have.

2. I found this gorgeous purple fabric that has a bit of a green sheen to it in the light. Wrap the purple fabric over the top of the tulle and inside the elastic, then stitch into place.  Overlap the fabric every few inches to give it a pleated look.

shock custume - pleated witch tutu

3. Pair this with a long sleeved black t-shirt, purple costume jewelry, black leggings and heels, and Shock’s mask to complete the look.

shock costume from nightmare before christmas

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
  • The most beautiful thing about poetry is that the collection of words carries more emotion and meanings than the author may have ever intended. They shape these words into skeletons made of language that we flesh out with our emotions. It’s a living thing, always changing. Make sure to check out the poem that inspired this look on my last post! #poetry #artinspiration #myfavoritepoet #livingart
  • Teal hues
And suddenly
Your breath
Becomes violet
Clashing against
Rainbow soundwaves 
And that way crayons 
Leave broken trails
Of color
Behind ~ By @andrewcoonswriting 
#poetry #artinspiration #anxiety #depression #mentalhealth #myfavoritepoet #allthefeels
  • 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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