This was a fairly simple costume to construct once I had planned it out the angles for the construction of the body of the box. The frame of the coffin is constructed from foam card (foam core) which is glued together and then painted. This gives a lightweight but robust base to attach the velvet material to. The fake shoes were bought cheaply from a charity shop and I cut holes where the heals are so that I could attach them to my legs. My real feet then fit through a hole in the bottom of the coffin which is hidden by the velvet lining. The whole coffin is then attached to my back by a cheap child's rucksack which is worn under my shirt, which has holes cut in the back for the straps. To my surprise I found that it is actually far more comfortable than it looks being dead.
This Corpse in a Coffin Costume was my Halloween costume last year. I didn't want to go to the party in a costume hundreds of other people would be wearing so I came up with idea off being a dead man in a coffin.
I built the coffin out of cardboard and then added a door with "RIP" in raised writing on the front. I paper mached the whole thing to give it more of a wooden effect and then painted it brown.
I got an old red sheet and lined the inside of the door and top half of the coffin to give it a better look. Finishing touches were to add some fake cobweb and so real ivy clipping and some leaves of some of my garden plants. It gave it a really good eery look!
I wore a tuxs with bow tie and added some prosthetic decomposing wounds.
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