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3D Nightmare Before Christmas Costumes

Sally and Jack Skellington costumes make terrific Halloween disguises for 3D NBC fans!

In the slide show above, you're viewing pictures of Jack Skellington and Sally costumes that are commercially available. You'll be able to find these both online and at many of your local Halloween stores. There isn't any variety---these are the only costumes available. In the first section of this page, you can get info about Nightmare Before Christmas costumes. If you're interested in seeing details about these Jack & Sally costumes, here's a link to the Nightmare Before Christmas costumes section of the website.

Jack Skellington & Sally outfits make great individual or couples costumes

Picture: Sally and Jack Skellington Halloween costumes, sent by Rebecca Miller of FloridaIf you're a true-blue Jack Skellington or Sally fan, you've surely thought about dressing in a Nightmare Before Christmas costume at Halloween time. The good news is that you CAN! The sort-of bad news is that only Jack and Sally costumes are available...not any other of the Nightmare Before Christmas characters. So, you can indeed have a great individual or couples costume...but a group costume featuring a variety of characters will be out of the question.

Rebecca Miller & her husband, pictured in Jack Skellington and Sally costumes to your left, had a great time at their Halloween party in Florida last year dressed as these famous movie characters. These are both the officially Disney-licensed Jack Skellington & Sally costumes. Jack's suit comes in 4 styles/sizes: Teen, Regular, Regular deluxe (with mask), and Plus Size/Big & Tall. Sally's costume comes in 3 sizes: Teen, Misses and Plus Size.

What you should know about the Jack Skellington costume: Jack's officially licensed costume comes with the jacket, "bat" bow tie and fake shirt front/ascot. It doesn't come with the mask unless you get the Deluxe version. And, none of the versions come with the black pants, which you'll need to provide for yourself.

There are 2 official Sally costumes. The "real" Sally costume is a waist-less dress made of a faux patchwork material. There's a problem: the BACK of the dress is simply a plain pink. I would have expected both sides to have the patchwork design, and you'll never see a publicity photo that shows what the back looks like. But, since it's the only costume available, it's a "take it or leave it" type thing. Otherwise the costume is comfortable. It comes with a red wig and arm gloves with faux stitching. Or, as Ms Miller did in the picture to your left, you can choose to use makeup on your arms, instead. The 2nd style you might choose is a "Sexy Sally" costume, which has a shorter hemline and a flared skirt. Despite the changes, it's obvious that the dress is indeed representing Sally. Like the standard costume, the back of Sexy Sally's dress is just one plain color...yellow. Sally wigs which come with these costumes are just fine for some tastes, but too thin to suit other people. Be aware you may wish to purchase a thicker wig or try spraying your hair.

Sewing a Jack or Sally costume: There aren't any official sewing patterns for these outfits, so virtually everyone who creates these costumes from scratch is making one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Studying Jack and Sally's movie costumes is the first step to making a good replica. Next, finding a similar pattern or pre-made outfit that you can adapt without too many changes is essential. For some good ideas, here's an excellent description (with photos) about making Jack & Sally costumes from one very crafty woman who has done it!

Our readers' "Nightmare Before Christmas" costumes

Clever ideas & cool makeup

In the slide show above, you're viewing pictures of Nightmare Before Christmas costumes sent to us by our readers. As you can see most are either Jack or Sally...but there's even one creative homemade Oogie Boogie costume! And, we couldn't help but add the wonderful Corpse Bride costume that turned out so nicely for one of our readers.

Photo of Jack Skellington character in front ot Disneyland Park's Haunted Mansion ride Some readers choose to make their own costumes, while others purchase them. Purchasing saves lots of time; sewing or crafting the costumes is highly satisfying, and gives you a one-of-a-kind outfit at the end.

Jack Skellington may wear a mask or choose to apply makeup...but Sally-fans must come up with their own makeup ideas (since there is no mask.) Both stockings and armwear with fake rag-doll stitching on them are available for purchase. However, no mask is commercially available. However, our readers have found it relatively easy to apply a base coat of color...then draw over it with black markings meant to resemble stitch marks. (Or, you could actually forget about being totally authentic-looking and skip the makeup altogether.)

Many thanks go out to the families who sent costume pictures, including the Blume, Burke, Gross, Graeme, Kern, Mancuso, Miller, Patrick, Rodriguez, Turner and Wallravin families (in alphabetical order.)

Picture: Jack Skellington pumpkin from Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California
The Oogie Boogie pictured above was hand-designed from scratch by the Kern family. Much thought was placed into the design, and an appropriate fabric was chosen. The costume was then stuffed for fullness. Believe it or not, this Oogie Boogie suit even lights up in the dark!

To your right, you're viewing a pumpkin carving of Jack Skellington which was made by one of the pro's at Disneyland (for display during the Halloween season.)

Disney's family activity website gives away a FREE template for making a slightly different version. You can download their template and tape it to your pumpkin after hollowing it out...but before starting to carve it. You may use the following link to find Disney's instructions and template for carving a Jack Skellington pumpkin that will delight any 3D NBC fan!

Where can you see Jack Skellington?

Picture: Mayor of Halloween Town pumpkin; a character from Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas movieMost viewers simply watch Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas on their own home TV's these days (via DVD.) Still, there are some public celebrations still made over the movie.

1.) El Capitan Theater in Hollywood: Disney's El Capitan Theater had special showings of 3D NBC during October, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011. As of this update, no announcement has yet been made if this iconic movie will be shown again this season, but there's no reason to think that it won't be.

2.) Jack Skellington and his friends take over the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland every year from the September to the first week in January. When can you see the Jack Skellington version of this ride? You'll be able to enjoy the Holiday Haunted Mansion beginning mid-September every year.! Be sure to get to Disneyland by the weekend after New Year's Day...because after that time, Jack Skellington & friends will be leaving...and the Haunted Mansion will return to normal. If you'd like to see pictures of the holiday version of the ride, here's a link to the Nightmare Before Christmas Haunted Mansion Pictures page of this site.

3.) Jack Skellington merchandise is sold year-round at the Disney theme parks. It's a great place to stock up on Nightmare Before Christmas clothing, towels, bags and other souvenirs. You don't even have to pay for Disneyland (or DisneyWorld) admission; the World of Disney stores sell plenty of Jack Skellington merchandise (in both Downtown Disneys...California and Florida.) It's even free to park!

4.) Every holiday season, offers a nice selection of Jack Skellington merchandise, ranging from clothing to home decor items to knick knacks like keychains.

3D Nightmare Before Christmas Merchandise

Ebay auctions cool Jack Skellington merchandise all year long!

Cartoon of Jack Skellington character from Tim Burton's 3D Nightmare Before Christmas movieHere's an interesting little widget which shows the 3D Nighmare Before Christmas merchandise that's currently up for auction on the EBay website. Throughout the day, the widget updates itself, so that whenever you come back to this page, you'll see completely different items for sale.

Since EBay is an auction website, the merchandise for sale is always changing. You'll might find 3D Nightmare Before Christmas clothing, posters, character figures, DVD's, toys, home decor items, etc. It all depends on what the sellers have to show us at this moment!

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