If you’re the type who enjoys making elaborate costumes to
wear for Halloween, then you should try creating
a Freddie Krueger costume. Freddie, of course, needs no introduction especially
to those who loves scary movies. This fictional serial killer of Nightmare on
Elm Street films has a very distinctive look, the most noticeable being his
A Freddie Krueger costume consists of a red and green
sweater, a brown fedora and a glove that has four blades attached to it. You
may have to purchase or rent a fedora if your father or grandfather doesn't
have one in their closets, but the rest of the costume pieces can be homemade.
Things you will need:
fabric paint or spray paint,
wax, with liquid
- Old newspapers
For the sweater:
Unless you can find an exact replica of the Freddie Krueger sweater in
costume shops, you may have to improvise and do the sweater yourself.
Step 1: A red sweater should be very easy to find.
Make big horizontal stripes on the sweater using the masking tape.
Step 2: With the
green fabric paint, dye the uncovered areas of the sweater. The masking tape
will make sure that your dye lines will stay even. You can also use spray paint
for coloring the sweater, but use duct tape instead of masking tape to make the
For the glove: This is the most complicated piece you have
to create for the costume. There are stores that sell the Freddie Krueger
glove, but expect that it will be expensive.
With patience, you can create a decent glove that can pass for the
Freddie Krueger glove. You will need to do some paper mache to get the piece
Step 1: For the
paper mache paste, mix water and flour continuously until it looks like thick
soup. Add a teaspoon of salt to the
mixture, which will help stop the formation of mold. If you want to make the
paste thicker and stronger, add a small amount of white glue.
Step 2: Stir this
till most of the lumps in the mixture are already dissolved.
Step 3: Draw four
blade patterns on the cardboard. You can find templates for blade shapes online
and use those to make the pattern. Cut the pieces out afterwards.
Step 4: Dip the
old newspapers in the paper mache paste. Use this mixture to cover the blades.
Step 5: Color the
blades using the silver paint. Let dry for a few minutes then attach the blades
to the plastic glove using aluminum foil tape.
For the burned complexion: You cannot achieve the Freddie
Krueger look without the burned skin. You can create this look without actually
burning your skin, of course. Before
doing the makeup, put on the old swim cap to imitate Freddie's bald look. This
is not necessary if you're already bald. As for the scar, you can put red
makeup liberally all over your face.
Then put one layer of
latex scar material on your skin then put more red makeup on it. Other options
include using the green and pink facial tissue and combine them using corn
syrup. You can also put Vaseline on a container then ground charcoal and rouge
After putting on the sweater, the glove and applying the
makeup, grab your brown fedora to complete the Freddie Krueger look.
Whew! That's a lot of steps. Of course, you can always take
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