This Homemade Spooky Ghost Halloween Costume was made out of an old sheet. I cut a hole at the top and then hemmed around it leaving an opening. I pulled elastic through the hem and then sewed it together. Next I cut out holes for each arm and zig-zagged around the holes so they would not tear or fray. I put the costume on my little guy and trimmed it to the right length.
Next I took the left over sheet pieces and cut them in strips. I also used some cheese cloth and cut it into strips and last, used some tulle and cut it into strips.
I put the strips together; about five or six alternating strips of different fabric and sewed them together at the top. When I had bunch of these done, I zig-zagged them on the costume around the top near the neck line.
I bought a 4 foot length of plastic black chain and tacked it in two places securely. Last, I bought some glow in the dark paint...you can't see it in this picture but I painted in on the strips and it glows great in the dark.
The hat is made using a white stocking hat. I put a piece of cheese cloth over it and tacked the ends inside the hat. Then I hand-sewed the sewn-together-strips on the cheese cloth in the hat. This way I didn't ruin the hat as the strips are all sewn to the cheese cloth. I put the same glow in the dark paint on the strips of the hat so it would also glow in the dark.
Carter is wearing a white turtle neck shirt and white knit gloves with the costume. I spent $4.50 on the stocking cap; $1.00 on the white knit gloves, $4.00 on the plastic chain; $1.00 on the cheese cloth; $3.00 on the glow in the dark paint; and old sheet I already had; the tulle was left over from a baby shower. Total cost: $13.50
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