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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

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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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Inspire by art by @xsullo
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This was actually a fun challenge, eyes are really complex and took nearly 2 hours to get them where I was happy. Of all of this, I’m really proud of the detail I was able to get in the irises of each eye, and my blocked eyebrow almost completely disappeared! This actually looks amazing compared to the first time I blocked them out. Yay for progress! #eyeseeyou #eyeball #horrormakeup #horrorart 
Inspired by art from @xsullo
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