There is truly no other television show like The Masked Singer. Fox's craziest singing competition show has it all: the down-for-anything celebrities, the nail-biting suspense, and, best of all, the most wild (and kind of disturbing) costumes we've ever seen.
For real though, have you ever noticed how intricate the get-ups are? The Masked Singer's costume designer Marina Toybina went to town creating the unique characters in season one. As Entertainment Tonight reported, first she sketched out 20 ideas over the course of three weeks. Once the network and producers narrowed it down to 12, she and her team then constructed all the costumes from scratch in under two months. Safe to say, it was not an easy process.
Lucky for us though, replicating the looks isn't quite so difficult or time consuming. While there are definitely some that are a bit more involved than others, all 12 costumes are doable with a little patience and hard work. Follow our DIY pointers below, and you'll be well on your way to having the most unique Halloween costume of 2019 — not to mention, make everyone who watches the show LOL like there's no tomorrow.
Here's what you need to recreate each of the 12 Masked Singer characters that you love oh-so much:
The Peacock (Donny Osmond)
From there, it's all a matter of adding on a few essentials: a sequin vest, pair of peacock wings, royal blue leggings, and a bird mask. If you're not finding a costume you love online though, you can always start with a glitzy blue cocktail dress and add your accessories from there.
The Lion (Rumer Willis)
Thankfully, there's a good handful of gold lion masks on the internet that make this costume surprisingly not impossible. Once you have the mask, it's time to work 👏 that 👏 hot 👏 glue 👏 gun. Bedazzle the head piece with all the rhinestones your heart desires to get that iconic queen-of-the-jungle bling. As for the lion's mane, consider buying a Bon Jovi-esque wig and tousling it with some hair spray for some extra-fabulous volume.
Once all of that is done, then it's simply a matter of pairing your wig and mask with a gold shirt and trousers and calling it a day! If you want to be even more accurate though, add a gold cape, some metallic pumps, and shiny gloves for a finishing touch.
The Monster (T-Pain)
In all honesty, you'll probably have to use your imagination a bit with the Monster. The way we see it, you can go two ways here. The first option includes purchasing a Monsters Inc.-inspired onesie, filling it out with bubble wrap, and sticking a giant googly eye around the chest area (again, imagination is key here).
For the mouth, you can use different colored felt to create the two buck teeth and purple smile. If the onesie really isn't your thing, try buying a teal-colored dress and a set of horns, instead. Then, it's simply a matter of sticking the big googly eye on the front, hot-gluing your felt teeth and mouth on, wearing a pair of blue leggings, and voilà! Did we mention using your imagination?
The Poodle (Margaret Cho)
If the mask part seems daunting to you, do not panic. Thanks to the wonderfully creative vendors on Etsy, you can easily download instructions on how to fold and glue your way to a geometric puppy mask.
Once the mask is created, you can trace the fold lines and color in the eyes and nose with a black permanent marker. The easiest way to tackle the hair and ears? Buy a George Washington-style wig and dip the ends in pink fabric dye. Once those DIY tasks are done, you just need to find a black-and-white-striped dress, white booties, glitter gloves, some faux fur accessories, and ... Ms. Poodle is that you?!
The Rabbit (Joey Fatone)
Compared to the other characters, the Rabbit is probably the easiest to recreate. The hardest part, of course, will be creating the DIY Rabbit mask — but as long as you follow the instructions, you should be a-okay.
From there, it's just a matter of locating a white jacket you love, some thick white gloves, and a pair of white cargo pants (remember when those were big?!).
The Hippo (Antonio Brown)
The hippo might be extra tricky if you opt to DIY your own card stock mask and paper hat. Still, the end result and feeling of accomplishment will totally be worth it. After you secure your hat to your mask with a bit of glue, the most challenging part will be over.
Next comes shopping (or digging in your closet) for an oversized t-shirt, red pants, black gloves, and a silver puffer jacket. If you want to go the extra mile, you can also buy a slick pair of metallic go-go boots.
The Bee (Gladys Knight)
Bee Halloween costumes are not hard to find. But to make your bee costume THE Bee from The Masked Singer, you'll want a few extra accessories, such as yellow-and-black googles, black lipstick, and Maleficent-inspired horns.
The Alien (La Toya Jackson)
For the most out-of-this-world costume, the Alien requires a bit of face-painting skills. Of course, you could always find an alien mask on Amazon and call it a day. But to make yourself look even more like the show's extraterrestrial, consider buying an alien antenna headband and painting your face greenish-yellow and the eye area a pinkish red.
Once that's done, you'll just need a red unitard, sparkly cape, silver booties, and fun duct tape to create the details on the Alien's suit.
The Deer (Terry Bradshaw)
The Pineapple (Tommy Chong)
Even though you might need quite a few things to assemble this outfit, you'll be the Pineapple's twin by the end. Starting with a pineapple mask, you can hot glue some huge sunglasses on it to make your fruit head more inviting.
From there, your list of supplies is pretty straightforward: a fake muscle chest vest, Hawaiian shirt and trunks, some yellow cleaning gloves, soccer socks, a parrot-on-the-shoulder accessory, and done.
The Unicorn (Tori Spelling)
No red sauce near this all-white ensemble! Thanks to the nifty DIY unicorn mask you can snag on Etsy, this costume is relatively easy to pull off.
Basically, gather all the white clothing you may own (a wrap skirt, gloves, etc.), add a braided wig and some sequin leggings. Just like that, you'll be as mystical as Tori was.
The Raven (Ricki Lake)
At first glance, the Raven is a bit of a beast. But with a few simple pieces, you'll look like the creature in no time.
Assuming you use the DIY raven mask from Etsy (which you can jazz up with pearlescent silver card stock), you can complete the outfit with a pin stripe suit, wing set, black gloves, and lots of feathered accessories.
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