When it comes to making your own Halloween costume, there is perhaps no costume genre that has more options than an alien from outer space. Whether you want to be creepy and kooky or odd and funny, here are some space alien costume ideas that are sure to launch your next Halloween party into orbit.
For an eclectic, futuristic, alien look, the first thing you'll want to do is to dye your hair a funky, space-age color. Bright green or orange will look best.
There are a variety of temporary hair color products available to help you achieve this look without a permanent commitment. You can find temporary hair coloring sprays in most stores around the Halloween season or in costume stores year-round.
Another hair coloring option that's been growing in popularity is hair chalk. This temporary hair coloring comes in sticks. It's guaranteed not to come off on your hands once it's applied to your hair. Best of all, it's available in super-vibrant colors and washes out with shampoo.
Once you have your hair dyed, you'll a variety of options for your face. You can use pale white face paint and apply bright green lipstick for an out-of-this-world look. Another fun idea is to skip the face paint, look for sticky jewels, and apply them in patterns all over your face. If you'd like your alien to have multiple eyes, that's an easy fix, as well. Simply purchase a sheet of those sticky, googol eyes that are available in craft stores. Apply a large number of eyes across your forehead (or all over your face).
For easy alien attire, the options are unlimited, one option is to paint your body with funky alien colors. Or if you want to were more clothing, look for a long-sleeved shirt and tights in bright, loud colors. Try to pair colors (like neon blue and bright green) that no normal earthling would ever wear together. Find a shimmer, shiny belt to accessorize your spacey getup.
To transform into a green alien you'll need to purchase some bright green face and body paint from a local art store or Amazon. You can approach the paint however you'd like - cover yourself head to toe, or just do your face and limbs, only your face, etc. Just be sure to wear bright green clothing wherever your skin is showing. We want to show us much green as possible.
If you're on the creative side, you can create an optical illusion for the eyes. A lot of green alien images include big black eyes. You can use black face paint to apply large black circles around your eyes, extending down to your cheeks too.
For a hostile, scary alien look, use menacing color such as silver or gray. Apply red contacts to give the impression of hostility. Be sure to supplement the look with bloody fangs, which can be purchased at any craft store.
Next, use colored cardboard paper or construction paper (the same color as your hostile skin) to cut out ears to enhance your extraterrestrial look. The ear shapes can be any size or shape you want, and we also recommend white and black construction paper to create fake eyes. The fake eyes and ears can be attached via a body adhesive.
For clothing, you have quite a few options - you can go with the classic look of a "silver body suit" which can be bought at a prop store or made by wrapping oneself in aluminum foil. Additionally, you can wear a suit of any other color But again, aliens are quite mysterious, so you can create whatever your mental image of a green alien might be.
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