Little Shop of Horrors
FEED ME!!! Well, only those who've seen the great "Little Shop of Horrors" would get that. If you haven't seen the movie...you have to! Go now! Get started! You won't be sorry, trust me. Filmed in 1986, "Little Shop of Horrors" stars Steve Martin and Rick Moranis...you know..the Dad from "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids." This film is surely a treat...musical and comedy all rolled into one. Steve Martin had me rolling the whole time. My husband is so hooked on his character as the Dentist... Orin Scribello-D.D.S. Make sure you don't forget that he's a Doctor. haha.
So, of course we couldn't resist being Orin and Audrey from the film for Halloween. Every year we hand make our costumes. Trying to keep them realist is key. For Audrey, I went with a Leopard wiggle dress by Pinup Girl Clothing (www.pinupgirlclothing.com) and grabbed a cheap blonde wig from Amazon(www.amazon.com.) The outfit was quite easy to put together. For my husband, I got him a dentist/nurse turtleneck style scrub top in white. I also got that from Amazon. I also got him a barber' style plastic apron for that Dentist look that Steve Martin has in the movie. Super quick! He already had some rusty pliers in the garage so our looks were easily completed.
I then put all my heart in to the Audrey II creation. I found a vintage Maxwell House coffee can on eBay. I found some craft foam in green from the Dollar Tree. I also picked up gardening wire...thick enough to be able to stand up with the foam head on the top end. I also bought a block of foam to go into the can as a base. From the craft store I picked up puffy paint in red and green for the detailing of Audrey II. I found a circular foam ball in green and I cut a slice out from it like I would a slice of cheese. I first traced it out with a marker and slowly cut it out with a knife. I then painted the entire thing with flat matte Modge-Podge. Once the Modge-Podge was dry I painted the entire thing over in a nice leafy green color. Once that was done, I topped it off with details such as the red lips and mouth, green plant veins and dots in the puffy paint. Glue, with a glue gun, the block of foam into the inside of the vintage coffee can. Then stick the plant wire into the block of foam you have inside the can as a base. Then stick Audrey's head right into the top of that wire. Use leaves from artificial plants around the plant wire and the base of your plant to cover the foam. I picked up some cheap leaves from the Dollar Tree as well.
The best kind of costumes are the handmade ones. Have fun and be creative! Happy Halloween!