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Old 10-14-2011, 11:11 PM
deallover deallover is offline
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Default Costume help: 12yo boy

HELP! I need some ideas!!!

He wants a "scary" costume which I've decided means gross. I want something not gross and cheap, preferably something we can put together from stuff we already have or from the DI. They have to wear their costumes to school, so no masks.

I suggested a "headless" person, and he doesn't like that. He's suggested a $30 "Scream" costume with a mask.

What would be cool (un-nerdy), scary costume fit for a 12-year-old boy?
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Old 10-15-2011, 02:03 AM
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swamp thing..got to savers find a used myscle shirt paint it green,,tear up old jeans paint his face green add some fun foam fins and "seaweed..

"Don't you wanna trade your little tiny dimes for this big shiny penny?" D.W.
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:48 PM
pinkypoodles pinkypoodles is offline
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ZOMBIE- My boys love to be zombies....torn up pants and shirts from the DI, crazy hair and painted/bloody face. Zombies are cool! One of my kids have gone as far as to combine things with the zombie look- Punk/zombie, Skater/Zombie, Kid lost in the woods/zombie, Vampire/Zombie- The choices are endless.

Wolfman- Same principle as zombie but the face paint is different. And you can add vampire teeth.

Swamp thing sounds cool. But even go further and go to the dollar store and wrap fake foliage around him.

Just tell him Scream is overplayed "boring" and there is always like 3-5 other boys with that same costume every year.
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:01 PM
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My DS was a "dead" baseball player last year. He just wore an old baseball uniform and then we cut a baseball in half and used spirit gum to attach it to his head. A little make up and it looked like the ball was impaled in his forehead. It was easy, only paid for a baseball and make up, and he loved it.
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:40 PM
ladym ladym is offline
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My two boy idea's this year were "the joker" from batman, and Einstein. I think Einstein would be the easiest to pull off. You could just get a cheap white doctor looking jacket. White wig, rat it up so it's standing straight up, and a white mustache.

Those aren't very scary though, Lol.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:37 PM
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I think Dracula and vampire costume could be great idea.and scary too.
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