How to Dress up As Erik (the Phantom) from the Phantom of the Opera

Have you ever wanted to dress up as Erik (the Phantom) from "The Phantom of the Opera"? Well, now you can just by following a few simple steps.


  1. Decide which version of Erik you want to dress up as. There are several versions you can choose from. Some of them include the movie version, Broadway version, book version, etc... If you don't know what each look looks like, then Google "Erik from the Phantom of the Opera", and click Images. For example: Erik from the Phantom of the Opera, Broadway version"Dress%20up%20As%20Erik%20(the%20Phantom)%20from%20the%20Phantom%20of%20the%20Opera%20Step%201.jpg
  2. Get the proper attire. Once you have decided which version of Erik you wish to dress up as, then find a black dress coat, black dress pants, and a white dress shirt that looks like what your version of Erik is wearing.Dress%20up%20As%20Erik%20(the%20Phantom)%20from%20the%20Phantom%20of%20the%20Opera%20Step%202.jpg
  3. Find a long, black cape that looks like your version of Erik's cape. You can find a black cape at a thrift store, Party City, or at any other Halloween store. If you prefer to make your cape, you can also do that as well. A good place to find materials to make your cape is Joan's Fabric.Dress%20up%20As%20Erik%20(the%20Phantom)%20from%20the%20Phantom%20of%20the%20Opera%20Step%203.jpg
  4. Find a white half mask (or a whole one) that looks like your version of Erik's mask. You can also make a white half mask for a lot less trouble depending on how much time you have. To do that, you must first find a white full mask with a rubber band along the back. (You can often find them at Michael's.) Then, carefully remove one end of the rubber band from the left side of the mask. Next, you cut the mask from left to right across the forehead to the bridge of the nose, around to the underside of the nose and continue down to the mouth, around it, and down to the chin. Finally, reattach the rubber band to the top of the mask with a stapler. You may need to use trial and error to make sure the mask will stay on your head.Dress%20up%20As%20Erik%20(the%20Phantom)%20from%20the%20Phantom%20of%20the%20Opera%20Step%204.jpg
  5. Find some black dress shoes that look like the ones that your version of Erik's. Again, you can find them at pretty much any thrift store for a good price.Dress%20up%20As%20Erik%20(the%20Phantom)%20from%20the%20Phantom%20of%20the%20Opera%20Step%205.jpg
  6. Get some black gloves (Any type of glove will due except for hand knitted, or hand crocheted). Ones that are a leather type work well for any version of Erik that you are dressing up as. You can also find these at the thrift stores or, you can make them. If you can't afford leather gloves, you can also use ones that are made out of fabric. Example: Cotton, silk, ect...Dress%20up%20As%20Erik%20(the%20Phantom)%20from%20the%20Phantom%20of%20the%20Opera%20Step%206.jpg
  7. If desired, you can put make up on the side where the mask will be placed to look like your version of Erik's deformed face. You can do this by using purplish make up to make your eye with the mask off look like it is messed up. You can use red and/or pink make up to make small circles that look like scabs. (You can put the "scabs" any where as long as the mask is hiding all of them!)Dress%20up%20As%20Erik%20(the%20Phantom)%20from%20the%20Phantom%20of%20the%20Opera%20Step%207.jpg
  8. Put on the whole outfit and enjoy! Dress%20up%20As%20Erik%20(the%20Phantom)%20from%20the%20Phantom%20of%20the%20Opera%20Step%208.jpg



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