Always fascinated by fooling the eye with the unexpected placement or appearance of the human body adapted to another entity, i.e. a classic horse and rider costume, it was time to adapt an entity against which a head with no body could play.
The entity was decided by the fact that there was no money available, (a total of $4.00 was spent for the "creature hands") and what materials were available.
Utilizing an upright bass stand, a set of black sheets, a formal cape and other bits and pieces from Halloweens past as well as some plumbing supplies and assorted scraps of lumber Grim, became the stage for The Horseless Headsman.
The armature of Grim is positioned on a tricycle-like apparatus to allow mobility and a seat for the body to rest upon. PVC tubing was cut and joined so that Grim had arms that formed a connection to the hands.
The covering shroud is merely draped and held in place by the cape and a few pins and Velcro; no sewing was needed.
The head has freedom of movement coming through the folds of material in an opening in Grim's chest, covered, in part, by the hairy wig. That is how I made this Grim Reaper Costume.
This is an inflatable yard ornament. Our 15 year old son was playing with it and wanted to make it into a costume, so he mounted it to a helmet. For power, he wired the air blower motor to a 12 volt battery and put it in a pack around his waist. We bought black cloth and shaped it as a cloak and used a hanger around the "face" to hold the shape.
Under the "chin", we used black see-through cloth for him to look out. He put on an old cloak from another costume and some skull gloves. His Grandpa is standing next to him in the picture, and his Grandpa is 6'2". So, he was about 8' tall. Sometimes, the wind made walking tricky, but it was fun, and we were stopped often for pictures.
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We had a giant skull head windsock and my daughter didn't have a costume so we came up with this idea for a Homemade Giant Grim Reaper Halloween Costume. We filled the windsock head with balloons and fastened it to a hard hat. We then secured the hard hat to her head and for the robe we took a graduation robe and placed balloons in the shoulders to raise the shoulders above her shoulders.
You are not able to see her face because she is wearing a black faceless mask that you can see through. My daughter is only 5 foot tall but with the addition of the head she became a towering 6 foot 5 inches.
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I made this Homemade Grim Reaper on Stilts Costume for Halloween 2010. Purchased drywall stilts from local pawn shop and took a couple of days to learn how to walk on them lol! The mask is actually a Halloween decoration meant for hanging, I attached it to a construction worker's helmet to wear on my head and built up the back of the head with some foam. I then made the robe out of black queen size bed sheets I purchased and sewed!
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This year I wanted to make a costume that would be more on the scary side of the costume scale. I put together pieces from all sorts of different ideas. I made the reaper's sickle from decorations, costume accessories and other items.
The store bought Grim Reaper Halloween costumes are too small and I felt that they didn't give a good scale to a 5'9" person.