How to Make a "Kill Bill" Gogo Costume

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How to Make a "Kill Bill" Gogo Costume
Create your own mace to finish your Gogo costume. (mace image by Aleksandr Ugorenkov from

Gogo Ybari is a character from Quentin Tarantino's movie "Kill Bill." A schoolgirl around the age of 17, she is an experienced killer who enjoys her work. If you will be attending a "Kill Bill"-themed party or are a "Kill Bill" fan looking for a unique costume for Halloween, making your own Gogo costume is a solution. Making your own costume takes little time and all the parts can be found around your home or local thrift store, or made from everyday materials.

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Things you need

  • Twine
  • Foam ball
  • Plastic chain link
  • Masking tape
  • Paper
  • Drill
  • Broom handle or wooden dowel
  • Spray paint
  • Plaid pleated skirt
  • Dress shirt
  • Bow tie
  • Black blazer
  • Knee-high socks
  • White tennis shoes
  • Wig
  • Scissors
  • Hair dye
  • Base
  • Eye shadow
  • Eye liner
  • Mascara
  • Blush
  • Lipstick

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    The Mace

  1. 1

    Wrap a 24-inch piece of twine around a 4-inch diameter foam ball. Wrap the twine at varying points on the ball, tying the ends of the twine into knots after each pass. After each pass, the twine should go through the bottom link of an 18-inch-piece of black plastic chain. The idea is to create a cage around the ball with the twine, securing it so that it does not come off of the chain.

  2. 2

    Cover the entire ball and twine with layers of masking tape. Leave the chain uncovered. Make sure to fully cover the entire ball with one complete layer of tape.

  3. 3

    Cut out six 3-inch circles from a piece of paper to create the mace's points. Fold each circle in half. Holding a folded circle with the flat edge up, bring the sides together to create a cone. Use a piece of tape to secure the cones in this shape. Repeat until you have six cones.

  4. 4

    Attach the six cones to the foam ball with masking tape. Arrange the spikes in a random pattern on the ball.

  5. 5

    Make an 1/8-inch hole, using a drill, in the head of a 5-inch wooden broom handle or dowel.

  6. 6

    Pass a 6-inch piece of twine through the hole and through the loose end of the chain link.

  7. 7

    Tie the loose ends of the twine together to attach the chain link and foam ball to the wood.

  8. 8

    Spray paint the ball and handle silver. Allow the paint to dry completely. If necessary, apply a second coat of paint to thoroughly cover the mace.

    The Costume

  1. 1

    Wear a short, plaid, pleated skirt. Ideally, it should be blue, black and white, and sit about mid-thigh. Roll the skirt's waist to shorten it if necessary.

  2. 2

    Wear a white, collared dress shirt. Leave the top button undone.

  3. 3

    Tie a red bow tie around the neck of the shirt.

  4. 4

    Put on a black blazer with two gold buttons. Button them up.

  5. 5

    Put on knee-high white socks and a pair of white tennis shoes.

  6. 6

    Wear a wig of dark brown, straight hair that comes to about the middle of your back. It needs to have straight fringe. If the wig does not have fringe, you can cut them into the wig with scissors. If you prefer, you can skip the wig and use your own hair if it is long enough, dying it with hair dye if necessary.

  7. 7

    Wear natural-looking make-up. In the movie, Gogo wears little make up. Apply a foundation that matches your skin tone, and use a light brown eyeshadow. Line your eyes with a black eyeliner on the top and bottom lids, lightly and apply a light layer of mascara. Use a natural brown or soft peach blush for your cheeks. Finish the look with a soft peach or pink lipstick or any colour close to flesh tones.

Tips and warnings

  • If desired, you can make a badge for the blazer that says TBC Tokyo International. Hand-paint the badge onto a piece of paper or cardboard, or print off a photo of it and attach it to a piece of cardboard.

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