Cosplay DIY: Mayor of Halloweentown



For Halloween last year I decided I wanted to try something different. As a cosplayer Halloween can be simple as well as complex. Because I have so many costumes to choose from I’d be simple to throw on a past cosplay but it can also feel like a time where you have to have the most creative costume because it’s what you do.

I’ve always loved Nightmare Before Christmas and it’s one of my favorite movies ever so I decided to be The Mayor of Halloweentown. Because I also spend a lot of money on cosplays in general I also wanted to make this costume on a budget. The total costume cost me about $10 because I was able to use a lot of items I already had at home.



Lamp shade: $4 Thrifted

Acrylic paint: owned

Craft foam: owned

Black hat: owned

Spider: $5 Halloween store

Ribbon: $1 Christmas Bow- Dollar Tree

Blazer/shirt/ skirt/shoes: owned

Other: Glue, tape, cardboard / EVA foam




The Head:


For the mayors head I bought a lampshade at my local thrift store. Using a reference photo I painted both sides of the mayors face (faces?)

Trust me, I’m not an artist so this was a little challenging but once you get the basic shapes done is just a matter of filing everything in. I drew everything out with a pencil and then painted with acrylic paint.









For the mayors button I used a Christmas bow from the solar store and some foam. I bought a spider from a Halloween store and used some string to make his spider bow tie.




For the Mayor’s very large hat I started with a hat that I already had and I used craft foam and spray paint to make the full hat. I used contact cement to hold the foam in place and then spray painted everything black. I cut out an extra piece of craft foam for the stripe on the hat and cut out a circle for the top.

If I ever wear this costume again I’m definitely getting a megaphone. šŸ™‚


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27 thoughts on “Cosplay DIY: Mayor of Halloweentown

  1. I’m still stuck on how tall the damn hat is Bec. I feel like you did it on purpose just to scare everyone lmao. Like you think the face would be the scary one but no. No. It’s ddeeeef the size of this hat.

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  2. This look like a fun costume. And wow, I love how pretty and cute this costume in just $10. You saved a lot of money rather than buying on stores.


  3. This is a great idea for a Halloween costume! I love how you were able to use a lot of products you already owned!


  4. You are very talented and creative! I love this costume; I may just have to make this for myself this coming Halloween!


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