How to Make a Good Chucky Costume

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Chucky is the main character in a series of five movies -- “Child's Play,” “Child's Play 2,” “Child's Play 3,” “Bride of Chucky” and “Seed of Chucky.” The movies center around the horrific antics of a doll impregnated with the spirit of fictional murderer Charles Lee Ray, or Chucky. The doll Chucky commands is a child's plaything. He begins the series as an amiable looking figure and gains scars, blood spatters and wear and tear as the series persists, becoming increasingly more sinister in appearance. A good Chucky costume stays true to the cinematic portrayal of this horror movie figure.

Things You'll Need

  • Overalls
  • Tailor's chalk
  • Pencil
  • Fabric paint
  • Buttons
  • Acrylic paint
  • Rainbow striped long-sleeve shirt
  • Sneakers
  • Spirit gum
  • Face paint
  • Wig
  • Wig fixative
  • Hair spray
  • Comb
  • Plastic knife
  • Trace the words “Good Guys” on the front of blue denim overalls using a pencil or tailor's chalk. Write the words in the center of the chest in bubble or block letters.

  • Fill in the traced words with red puffy fabric paint.

  • Remove buttons or rivets that hold the snaps in place on the front of the overalls. Replace them with red buttons.

  • Splash the overalls with red acrylic paint to simulate blood spatters.

  • Layer the overalls over a rainbow striped long-sleeve shirt.

  • Pair the outfit with red sneakers. The red sneakers should have white trim and white shoelaces.

  • Apply a line of spirit gum to your forehead, running diagonally from the left side of your scalp to your nose and across your right cheek. Allow the spirit gum to dry.

  • Create another line of scars using spirit gum across your right temple and lower right cheek.

  • Layer red theatrical face paint over the spirit gum to simulate the look of scars.

  • Tease the hair on a short carrot red wig with a comb. Apply wig fixative or silicone-based hairspray to make the hair stand up. The wig should take on a knotted, disheveled appearance. Put the wig on after applying the makeup.

  • Carry a large plastic knife with the outfit as a finishing touch on the Chucky costume.

Tips & Warnings

  • Search your closet, thrift stores, yard sales and consignment shops for the clothing components of a good Chucky costume.
  • Omit the scars and blood spatters for a rendition of Chucky before his true nature is revealed.
  • Spirit gum is traditionally used to attach false facial hair. It is readily available from costume shops and Halloween supply centers. Red facial paint is also available from these venues.
  • Red lipstick can be used in substitution for red facial paint.

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