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« on: November 01, 2009 10:23:00 PM »

Hello all, this is my entry. A green Oogie Boogie I made for my 12 year old daughter. She remembers him as the green Oogie and wanted him green not brown. Also, keep in mind she is the size of an adult that why it is so large. We originally had this idea before we saw the post from last year of Oogie, but I have to give credit to ashleyjustine for definite inspiration. This was a farewell to trick or treating to my daughter since this will be her last year because since she is the size of an adult, she is tired of getting strange looks from people like she is too old. I know, silly isnt it.

On with the show.....I bought green burlap online from a music store I think. This burlap was for sound proofing music rooms. Bought 7 yards of it for $7.50 a yard. Pricey! I used 2 old flat sheets to line the inside and stuffed it with a whole box of fiberfill. Arms are also filled slightly and have quilt batting.

I sewed this costume on an actual sewing machine. YES I did! Its a beast of an old machine too, I got free! (Thank you god) Turning it right side out was a struggle after wards since it is so fat. I then took nylon string for the stitches and stitched him up. Added some dry paint brushing for extra detail.

The headpiece was something I have never done.....but willing to try. I made a sort of type lampshade out of poster board and wire. Then covered w/ batting and starting cutting and piecing what I thought looked like Oogies shape of his head with a mouth. The mouth is where she can see out of. I then stapled the burlap on and hot glued in some areas along with cutting. I also added wire for the point of his head so it would be bendable. Added the stitches and some paint. Oh yeah I had to fill the inside with some cushion so it would hug her head and not flop around. Then I added a wide velcro strap that went under her chin to keep it on.

Made some foot covers which were really easy w/ elastic, velcro and a hot glue gun.

Took me 3 weeks to make this costume but sooooooooooo worth it. She LOVED it and so did everybody else. It was hilarious when she walked. After she left all the houses the people were cracking up at oogies butt.

My favorite tools for this project: The beast of a sewing machine, it was a Brother. Duct tape, staple gun, hot glue gun and Ailenes glue. Tip: Hot glue mends burlap quite well

Anyway, take a look! Its my best yet!!!! C&C welcome

Oogie and her 2 cousins, Brandon and Grant.
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2009 01:34:32 AM »

I LOVE LOVE LOVE TNBC!  You did a fantastic job!
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009 03:09:47 AM »

This is so wonderful! Just finished watching Nightmare in HD! I hope you win- good luck! Grin

« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009 06:38:53 AM »

That's AWESOME!!! great idea and it looks amazing!
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009 07:17:10 AM »

Excellent work Smiley I remember him as green too Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2009 07:42:07 PM »

Thanks everybody for the lovely comments!
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2009 10:06:56 PM »

it looks great, amazing job, looks just like the real Oogie came to life, quite impressive!

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