It is no secret that I have a huge attachment to the Twilight series. I have seen every film numerous times and own most of the merchandise. I even tattooed the words “twilight” and “fall” on my arms as a tribute to the series. So when it came to deciding what to do for Halloween this year, I knew exactly what to do. I needed to make a movie themed costume and the best choice would be Edward Cullen from Twilight. Since I wasn’t born during the height of the vampire craze, I decided the best way to represent Edward would be through a Samurai mask.
After doing some research on how to put one of these masks on, I came across a great tutorial by YouTube creator “Costume Ninja”. He took the time to break down exactly what you will need to know to make a Halloween costume that looks exactly like Edward Cullen.
Get The Masks
The first thing you will need to do is make sure that you get the right kind of masks. These are commonly known as “Samurai” masks and they were first manufactured in Japan during the Edo period. This was in the mid-1600s and in order to achieve total authenticity when making a costume, you need to get these masks specifically from Japan. You can’t just buy them from any costume store because they won’t look the same.
The next thing you will need to do is take your time figuring out the best way to put the mask on. When you wear the Samurai mask, you want to make sure that it is positioned securely on your head. This is especially important if you are playing a sport or engaging in other physical activities as it could cause damage or discomfort. You should also take the time to practice in front of a mirror so that you can see exactly how you are looking and make any necessary adjustments. When you are done, you will look like a perfect Edward Cullen.
Get The Undergarments
The next thing you will need to do is get the undergarments. These are generally what is known as Kataba-obi, which is a traditional Japanese clothing piece that most closely resembles a kimono. One of the best places to get your hands on some is at an Asian market or an antique shop. You want to make sure that these are the exact same style and color as they were during the time of Edward Cullen. Also, try on different colors to see which one looks best on you.
Once you have your costume and undergarments, it’s time to move on to the accessories. For the perfect look, you will need to get the right kind of hair accessories and the right kind of eyes. The great thing about this particular outfit is that you will look like a real-life Edward Cullen. And that’s exactly what makes it so cool.