Costume :Jack Skellington
Variant :Standard & Santa
Source :A Nightmare Before Christmas
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2007

Costume Photos

Caught in the act

Surprised Jack


Santa Jack reference


Full costume shot

Jack and Sally

Posey Jack

Jack Reference


Costume Information

Cost : £45
Time Taken : 15 hours

A Halloween costume that I had wanted to do for some time and one for which I had had several requests too. My Girlfriend also really wanted to do Sally :D

The costume consists of a Handmade, Tailed Suit, Mask and Bat.
Getting the fit right on the suit proved to be rather tricky and working with pinstripes presented a whole raft of problems. Since it required fraying I didnt line this, instead I made it out of a heavy woolen suiting to ensure it would hang correctly.

The mask was built up with paper mache as a base and then made with Latex and paint applied to give it highlights as I wanted it to have a matt look and feel.

It was a good fun costume to wear and I forsee getting a lot of use out of him. Visability out of the mask is pretty poor though and that ld to me falling off the stage during a performance - ouch.

Update 09/02/09

I finally got to shoot Santa Jack, something I've been wanting to do for the last year. All the snow we had made it an irresistable bit of fun ;P

Costumes nothing special, The Santa suit is just the one I use for my works 'Secret Santa' and was bought, everything else is from my halloween Jack costume.


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What can I say, I was over the moon when I saw you. You're the only person I know who I could see as Jack and I think falling off the stage was a small price to pay for such an amazing costume! Please rewear this with me *begs*

by Tak on Tuesday, 22 January, 2008 - 15:07

heehee, I remember you :D
that was a gorgeous cosplay! You were the one who worked in the cosplay-booth/corner/table right though? I think I remember him wearing everything but the hat, see...

by Adamoluna on Thursday, 24 January, 2008 - 22:21
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The best Jack for sure. Those snow photos are actually really creepy, did you scare anyone?

by Amy-Lou on Monday, 9 February, 2009 - 11:24
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Dude snow time pictures are rad as shit!!!

by Captain_Marvelous on Monday, 9 February, 2009 - 11:33
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by sjbonnar on Monday, 9 February, 2009 - 12:45

Ahhh this made my christmas! And by christmas I mean february!

by on Monday, 9 February, 2009 - 14:10
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awesome costume

by Defrain on Monday, 9 February, 2009 - 15:00
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Ahhhh awesome I love it =D

by Leonie Heartilly on Monday, 9 February, 2009 - 22:50
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Fantastic! best Jack cosplay I've ever seen <3 ^^

by DarkElf on Monday, 9 February, 2009 - 22:54
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Ahh, you made him into Santa Jack! How utterly fitting for the seasonal blizzards! XD Looks fantastic as always, I would say. X3

by sarmander on Monday, 9 February, 2009 - 23:01
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this was so awesome when you were on stage with oogie boogie!!

by Fizzykat on Tuesday, 2 June, 2009 - 19:09
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Ahhhh you did jack ^__^ i LOVE jack hehe!!

by Zelda on Friday, 27 November, 2009 - 16:44