How to make a Norman Bates (Psycho) costume

Dress up as everyone’s favorite killer crossdresser with an Oedipus complex, Norman Bates from the Alfred Hitchcock classic, “Psycho.” The proud proprietor of the Bates Motel, Norman Bates has a very CLOSE relationship with his mother. “Mother” is determined to keep Norman all to herself and will not stand for any female guests in the motel. They can check in, but they can’t check out!

Norman’s hobbies include taxidermy, peeping on girls in the shower, playing dress-up in Mommy’s clothes, oh… and killing!

Don’t be such a drag! Cobble together a simple and fun DIY costume of a great horror and pop culture figure with only a few items!

##Things You’ll Need##

* Old lady wig – Grey with a bun in the back

* A large, toy butcher knife

* Fake blood

* A woman’s house dress, large enough to fit a man

* Belt (OPTIONAL) for cinching in the dress

##Putting together your Norman Bates (Psycho) Costume##

Step 1: Pull on your {old lady wig). Even if you don’t have one with a bun in the back, you can take a long, grey wig, tie the ends into a ponytail and twist it around itself to make a wig with a bun.

Step 2: Put on your large sized housedress. You can cinch the waist with an (optional) belt for a more feminine touch!

Step 3: Grab your butcher knife, smear it with fake blood and practice your best, “Oh, Mother!! Blood!!!” wails.

There ya have it! Simple, easy, and a quick change in case the cops show up to your own Bates Motel! Remember… A boy’s best friend is his mother.

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