Dress Up Like Edward Scissorhands

If you are looking for a good Edward Scissorhands costume for Halloween or a big cosplay event, here’s the winning formula for creating the most exciting outfit of the party! Let’s see how to dress up as Edward Scissorhands from .


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Edward Scissorhands from Costume Guide

If you’re wanting a costume that is sure to stand out at Halloween or any costume event, you should consider the one of a kind character, Edward Scissorhands.

Edward Scissorhands- Outfit Idea
Edward Scissorhands looks the complete opposite of the brightly colored suburbia where he is brought to live. 20th Century Fox

Edward Scissorhands is the main character of the 1990 Tim Burton film, Edward Scissorhands. Tim Burton not only created and directed the film but also wrote the story along with Caroline Thompson. The story of a completely man-made humanoid with scissors for hands who is found living alone and is brought to live in the suburban area nearby where he is considered a freakish outcast. 

The lonely Edward Scissorhands is found living in a gothic mansion by a friendly Avon door to door saleswoman who takes him home to live with her family.

Costume Designer, Colleen Atwood, and Special Makeup Effects Creator, Stan Winston were responsible for the unique look of Edward Scissorhands.

“I’m always kind of surprised that some of these costumes are so loved, like, you see it coming back at Halloween in different manifestations. I helped realize the Edward Scissorhands costume, or the Martian girl from Mars Attacks, that was pretty good. Alice and the Hatter I still see again and again… So it’s fun and exciting when you see it come back to you in that way.”

OLLEEN ATWOOD Interview at The-Talks.com

How to create your version of the Edwars Scissorhands costume?

You’ll need a black long sleeve shirt, black combat boots and a pair of gothic punk style black pants with rings and chains attached. Add some black belts or a body harness with buckles and rings as well. You’ll need to have a black messy wig and some stage makeup to achieve the pale face and multiple facial scars. Finally, a pair of costume gloves with articulated fingers or the craftier person may choose a homemade pair of gloves resembling the hands of Edward. Once you put it all together you’ll have the sharpest costume in the crowd. The one of a kind, fascinating Edward Scissorhands.

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