Using some of the ideas from this website, The Encyclopedia of Immaturity, and my own innovation, we created this "Headless Prom Queen."
The false shoulders are a piece of Styrofoam packing material I swiped from work, supported by a sturdy piece of cardboard (almost like a stick) that we secured to the kid's back with 2 belts - 1 around her waist, and the other around her chest.
The dress was $4 from the thrift store. The neck stump (this is my favorite) is a large container of French Onion dip that I flipped over and melted red crayons and candle wax on - glued to the Styrofoam. She took First Place for her age group. But, one of the judges said, if there was an "overall" winner for the day, it would have been her.
We had a blast. It was hilarious watching her walk. I took a ton of pictures, but this captures the moment very well. Grand total, I'd say we spent 15 bucks on the costume... that includes leggings, the dress, french onion dip, fake blood, etc.
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My son wanted a fun but scary costume this year. So my husband and I came up with a Homemade Wolf Soup Halloween Costume. We took my bathrobe and stuffed it with pillow stuffing then supported it with PVC pipe, we stuffed the sleeves and gloves. I then safety pinned a wolf mask to the top and stuffed that with stuffing. My husband then got a cooking tray and we cut a hole for my sons head to fit in and hot glued fake veggies, a snake, moss, some spiders and of course fake blood.
The end of the PVC pipes slide into my son's pants pockets and we topped it all off with scar tattoos and fake blood on his face. He was a major hit at his school party, many of them asked "Who's in the wolf mask"? till they realized there was only one body there. My son was so impressed with the costume I made him. I loved the fact it was all made with things we had in our house. Wolf Soup Anyone?
I got this great idea for a scary headless costume from this site. I used an old backpack and installed in the bag two long plastic sticks (for extension). To that I glued a plastic hanger and to the hanger I glued the upper body that was filled pantyhose and I added some red makeup for the blood. The hands were stuffed gloves.
On all this construction I dressed an old gown that in the middle I cut a hole for the head. And good makeup and very bloody one filled the "picture"!