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Coolest Homemade Spooky Ghost Halloween Costume 6

by Marilyn
(Maple Grove, MN, USA)

Homemade Spooky Ghost Halloween Costume

Homemade Spooky Ghost Halloween Costume

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 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

Spooky Ghost Halloween Costume

Spooky Ghost Halloween Costume

Spooky Ghost Halloween Costume

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by: Anonymous

I love this! I'm going to try it for my 3 1/2 year old who is insisting on being a ghost this year.

This is GREAT!
by: Anonymous

OMG This is just adorable!!! My 3 year old and my 5 year old are insistent upon being ghosts and this is the BEST idea I've seen! thx so much!

by: Michele

I'm going to try this for my 3 year old son who is obsessed with ghosts...thanks for sharing!

by: Alecia

My 3 year old is insisting on being a "scary ghost" I have no sewing skills what-so-ever, but I am in love with this costume so I am going to put towards the effort. He's definitely going to be the scariest and cutest little ghost. Thanks so much for sharing!

Love it!
by: Beth

Safe, fun, inexpensive! Thanks so much for sharing. Add my five-year-old to the list of look-a-likes!

Love this costume!
by: Anonymous

My 4 year old daughter wants to be a pink ghost so we are going to use this design with pink fabric instead :)

like it!!
by: isabelle

i like the idea of using glow in the dark paint. The chain was a nice touch.

Love This!
by: Anonymous

This is adorable!!! Love the idea of the glow in the dark paint.... Where did you find a white stocking cap? I've looked a few places with out much luck.

Great Idea!
by: Anonymous

I love your costume; it is so adorable!! Love the glow in the dark paint and the plastic chain. I've been searching for a white stocking cap; would love to know where you found one. Great Costume!

White Hat/ Chain
by: Anonymous

I'm making this for my son this year. I found a white stocking hat in the hat/glove section at walmart for $1.40. It was in with the women's hats, but it fit perfect on my 4 year old. Does anyone know where I can find a black chain???

using a knitted hat instead
by: Anonymous

I'm making this costume as I write this and, because I live in a cold climate, I am using a white knitted hat instead of the cap, so this might do for people who are having trouble finding a cap. This is a great costume for early winter--my son can wear a coat under it, a winter hat and gloves and not spoil the affect. Thanks for posting this easy to make and very fun costume!!

help with the cutting
by: april

this is going to sound really lame I am sure, but how do you cut a circle out of the sheet? fold in half lengthwise and cut on the fold? like a half circle? I think that I am over thinking this and I am getting very frustrated. Also how did you figure out how much elastic to use? How big to cut the circle? I've got a pretty wiggly 4 year old and that isn't helping......

I love this costume.
by: Chelsae

I love this costume. My 3 yr old wants to be a ghost. I bought everything and started it today. Excited to see how it turns out. I am not much of a sewer or handy with a sewing machine. But I hope it turns out well! Thanks for the idea and instructions!

Great costume!
by: Lowo

So I used your idea and made a similar costume for my 2 year old! It turned out so good. He got a lot of compliments. What a great idea!

Great original idea
by: Shawn T

I tried to duplicate this costume and was reasonably successful. My son won 1st place in 2 separate costume contests. He did great!

Love it!
by: Anonymous

This is such a cute costume! Very creative. Love the flowing affect the strips give it...

by: Lora

These are terrific!!!!

4 yr old LOVES it
by: Kelly

My son wanted to be a ghost this year & I found your photos. He didn't seem pleased with the initial picture, however we did a trial run yesterday and he refused to take it off all day & 'scared' everyone everywhere. It was awesome. It was simple to make and I got lots of comments. I love the sock cap which kept me from worrying about yesterday's cold snap. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

by: Dee

I am in the process of making this for my daughter. Thank you for posting this. :)

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