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Ramones Costume

This is a costume that can turn anyone into the famous Ramones. Why have to depend on others, when you can be a group costume on your own?

Ramones Costume

What you will need

  • Aluminum window mesh
  • 3 packages of artificial/acrylic hair
  • 1 pair of nude color stalking
  • Invisible thread
  • Hot glue & gun
  • Fiberfil
  • Foam-clay (for the eyes)
  • Binding tape
  • 1 yard of thick yarn
  • Iron


Step #1:

Ramones Costume
  • The application of hair will be a little frustrating, as is tends to go all over the place.
  • Getting the "Joey-Do" just right can be achieved by using an iron set on "low/linen". The hair may get a little sticky, but don't worry, most acrylic hair is fire proof.

Step #2:

Ramones Costume

Tommy's face was much easier to construct since he normally always wore shades.

Step #3:

Ramones Costume
  • The eyes are simply made with foam-clay and then painted.
  • Johnny's signature bowl haircut can be more precisely executed if straighter hair is used for his wig.

Step #4:

Ramones Costume
  • Dee Dee's faces requires substantial molding to accurately represent his facial features.
  • I attempted to give his cheeks a more hollow look by adding deep creases in his face.

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