It's Halloween Night, a fancy dress ball, or any old day you intend to scare
the living piss out of someone in an instant, non-illegal way. There are
hundreds of costumes professionally made that you can purchase for the event.
Oh, did you forget to mention you're a cheapskate? Well saddle up, pardner,
because if you wanna emulate the cheapo charlie versions of Judd & Anthony's
horror heroes, you gotta think like those idiots.
"Anthony as Freddy" Costume
You will need:
One generic fedora hat from K-Mart
tissues off your bedside draw
Sweatshirt (remember Anthony scratched off the camp logo)
Silver reflective cardboard
Big fat red marker
I explained some of how to do Anthony's "burn flaked face" on
the SC2 audio commentary and here's the deal in detail: Tear off pieces
of tissue in no general shape, we're trying to attempt ragged and unformed
here, not origami. Did I mention be doing this in the bathroom? Hold the
tissue segment onto your cheek with one hand, with the other, let some
tap water run onto your fingers, then smear it very gently all over the
tissue. You will find the tissue will blend completely onto your face
like a second skin! Now's time to destroy that second skin. Use your finger
to scratch a hole in the middle of it or wherever you damn well please.
Repeat this in a few other areas of your face, and you've got the burnt
skin. Now for coloration. Get your jumbo read marker and dab it in the
scored places in the tissues. You will find the red once in contact with
the wet tissue will 'bleed' and thus complete the effect. Get this all
done before it dries and you're done. Test this process on your hand first
if you're unsure.
for the glove. Don't be stupid and use real blades, look what happened
when poor Anthony tried that. No sir. Get your silver cardboard and cut
out four knife shapes (using scissors - get a parent or steady handed
pal to help - all same size - use a ruler), then cut notches into the
tip of each glove finger. Dab super glue on the base of each fake blade
and position them inside the finger notches then press slightly to seal.
And make sure your fingers aren't in the glove when you do this. Trust
me. Now while that dries, cut out four small rectangular pieces from the
cardboard which you will then loop and secure with more glue on the finger
tips, into rings which will hide the crudeness and match the movie glove
Anthony makes to a T.
as Jason" Costume
one isn't as so much an exercise in implementing household items as a
case of getting off your ass and shelling out a little more dosh then
we expected. But don't worry, you'll still have change left for dinner
at Denny's. Generic clothes are a must, as I don't think anyone's ready
to piss their pants at Jason in a Metallica t-shirt.
hockey mask! You could order one of the hundreds of specialized Jason
movie masks off the net, but remember Judd put together an impromptu rendition
of Jason and that's what your dressing up as, not the real Jason. So get
on down to your local sporting goods store and by a real hockey mask,
preferably one with angular slits which will match the movie, but any
old one will do, because an actual hockey mask, worn by someone anonymous
is damn scary and will get you candy, and possibly laid. The machete,
get a plastic one from a dime store. A real one is sure to get you gunned
down by the boys in blue. Using the silver cardboard to make one will
"Angela as Leatherface" Costume
a third wheel coming along? We can handle that too.
also just described your basic hiphop homie which would be a scary enough
The mask: Get yourself a rubber mask, you know, one of the cheap ones
of some goofy guy or Richard Nixon or whatever. That's not important because
we're gonna cut it to shreds. So get it, then grab them scissors and cut
the face out (if it's a full head mask). Cut the face into roughly three
pieces, in diagonal, wavy cuts. Then stitch, or for you lazyasses, glue,
the pieces back together. Then drape some fresh fake blood over it and
wham! You have your poverty-row Angela/Leatherface mask!
Instructions on this page given in good faith and the writer does not
assume liability if little Jimmy Fanboy mangles himself or others.