Costume :Coraline
Variant :The Other Coraline
Source :Coraline
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos


Wig, button eyes (and some makeup)

Outfit reference

Hair and clip reference


Costume Information

I'll be wearing this to the Zombiewalk on 8th October 2011.


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Yay!! You will make a great Coraline!! I loved this film so much, it will be interesting to see how you do the buttons over your eyes. Look foraward to seeing the results! <3

by Alyx on Saturday, 1 October, 2011 - 09:19
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awesome! SUCH a good movie :P

by callmemilo on Saturday, 1 October, 2011 - 10:51
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omg, this is going to be amazing

by cowiee on Saturday, 1 October, 2011 - 12:31
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Thanks guys! Looking forward to wearing this. :)

by Storme on Saturday, 1 October, 2011 - 16:34
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I love this book and movie! x3 Progress is looking amazing so far, I can't believe how good the button eyes look! I thought it'd be impossible for them to look so natural! (if that's the word xD)

by KiraraYumi on Tuesday, 4 October, 2011 - 00:02
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This is so cool! How do you see?

by Nomes on Tuesday, 4 October, 2011 - 00:09
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KiraraYumi: It really helps to draw in extra fake eyebrows, since you have to cover your existing ones for the buttons to sit in a realistic-looking place. :P

Nomes: Through the holes in the buttons. It's surprisingly not that restrictive to the view--about the same as wearing a foam mask.

by Storme on Tuesday, 4 October, 2011 - 00:15
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The button eyes look so great! :D

by Saffron on Tuesday, 4 October, 2011 - 15:42
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So incredibly creepy, yet too cleverly done to look away. I look forward to seeing the finished thing :D

by Amy-Lou on Tuesday, 4 October, 2011 - 16:16
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Very well done! I love the button eyes especially.

by ToroSonyCat on Tuesday, 4 October, 2011 - 20:00
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Awesome film.
Look forward to seeing it finished.

by OptimisticRebel on Wednesday, 5 October, 2011 - 18:53
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Thanks guys! I'll be wearing it this weekend, so hopefully pictures soon.

by Storme on Wednesday, 5 October, 2011 - 20:54
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:D This is so cool. I really love how you've done this, I have to agree with the others; the button eyes look awesome and creepy.

by j_mercuryuk on Sunday, 16 October, 2011 - 03:18
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Thanks! I need to get more pictures, really!

by Storme on Monday, 7 November, 2011 - 23:07
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Button eyes! :D <3

by Bambi. on Thursday, 17 November, 2011 - 16:21
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Bambi: Creepy! <3

by Storme on Friday, 20 January, 2012 - 18:38


Boots! (Posted 6th October 2011)

...are not here! :(

I somehow suspect they'll get here too late for me to use them. So I guess I'll be in standard boots on Saturday instead, sigh.

(Might go poke about, see if I can assemble the doll's outfit instead - raincoat (which I have, and which is great!) with skirt and shoes and tights. But I doubt it.)

Wig and eyes (Posted 3rd October 2011)

First I straightened the wig (with hot water), then I styled it into the right parting, then I cut it to the right length.

The last picture is with the hairclip.

(I also made the button eyes! There's foam behind them to fit them better to the actual shape of my eyesockets.)

Hairclip (Posted 3rd October 2011)

Foam + paint + stick-on-gems. \o/

Progress (Posted 1st October 2011)

Wellingtons and raincoat have been ebayed--there was a bit of a fierce battle for the raincoat, but I won in the end. I've tried to get short-ish wellies, to make my legs look a bit longer.

Big button bases for the eyes have been bought. I need to add foam to the backs--I'm going to try and make the shape of the underneath a better fit for my eyesocket, and then hopefully I can glue the buttons onto my face (I've checked; the holes in the buttons give me reasonably-good visibility). Then I'll have to paint on new eyebrows (the buttons will cover my existing ones) and a mouth-seam.

I have found a wig (mm, living in a wig shop)--it needs some styling work, but I think it'll work great. I'll have to make her hair clip, though.