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Spider costume for my evil circus Halloween party


Published by Manning on June 21st, 2015

Six-armed spider costume for Halloween

Another old favorite! I designed this spider costume for my evil circus/freakshow Halloween party back in 2003 or so. It was pretty simple, really; I bought an old suit at a thrift store and had my sister cut and sew the pants into extra arms. Then I got some cheap white gloves, stuffed them and the arms with bunting, and added attached ’em to the jacket. The arms are attached to one another with fishing line, of course, so when I moved my arms all six would move together.

I’m wearing black sclera lenses that cover my eyes entirely, and I bought shiny black dome-shaped coat buttons to stick to my face with spirit gum for the other eyes. See my post about makeup and special effects contact lenses here. I think the shiny black eyes really bring together the whole spider costume theme.

This is actually one of my easiest costumes of all time, and one of the funnest. I’d love to do an updated version of this one again sometime.

Spider boy Halloween costume with six arms

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