How to Make Blue Man Group Costumes

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The Blue Man Group is a trio of silent entertainers who perform predominantly in Las Vegas but also tour the rest of the country. Because of their very distinctive and noticeable blue makeup, dressing as one of the members is a striking choice of costume. If you're going to a costume or Halloween party with a pair of friends, all three of you can dress as members of the trio, but this costume also works well for one person. A Blue Man outfit is easy to pull off if you don't mind wearing a bald cap and slathering your face in blue grease paint. And if you really want to get into your role, you don't even have to speak.

How to Make Blue Man Group Costumes
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Things You'll Need

  • Black long-sleeved T-shirt or pullover sweater
  • Black pants
  • Black shoes
  • Blue gloves
  • Bald cap
  • Towel
  • Moisturizer
  • 4 tbsp. shortening
  • 8 tbsp. cornstarch
  • Blue food coloring
  • Makeup sponge
Step 1

Put on the black pants, the long-sleeved black shirt and black shoes.

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Step 2

Gel your hair so that it is flat against your head. Pull a bald cap onto your head. Follow the instructions that came with the bald cap. You may need to trim the cap if it is too large for your head.

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Step 3

Wash your face and put a towel over your clothing to protect it from the makeup.

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Step 4

Put moisturizer or cold cream on your face, avoiding your eyes. This will help you remove the makeup later.

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Step 5

Dip a cotton ball lightly into the cornstarch. Keep your eyes closed and apply it all over your face and the bald cap.

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Step 6

Combine the shortening, the blue food coloring and the rest of the cornstarch together to prepare the makeup. Mix thoroughly.

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Step 7

Layer the makeup mixture on your face and the bald cap with a makeup sponge. Ask for help to apply the makeup to the back of your head and neck.

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Step 8

Put on blue gloves purchased from a costume shop. Do not use blue makeup on your hands; it will stain whatever you touch.

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