My Husband and I had been watching the TV Series, The Tudors, so, when it came time to decide on this year's Halloween costumes, we were both quick to choose Henry the VIII and a headless Anne Boleyn.
I made a dummy body with insulation foam spray (sprayed into a cellophane lined tinfoil molded body form), foam pieces (for wrapping pipes in the winter) and a lot of duct tape and hot glue. I then taped it all to an old backpack, painted it and added jewelry made from old junk jewelry, beads, buttons and chandelier parts (for the crown, earrings and necklace).
I used air packs (for shipping) for the puffy upper sleeves and made a painted (to look bloody) foam and cheesecloth necklace. I draped the backpack using old dresses that I found at a thrift store and cut a hole in the front for my head to fit through, glued on some hand parts to the sleeves and sewed on an alligator clip to attach the arm to the dress below my head.
It looks uncomfortable to wear but, it was very light and the backpack acted as a headrest. This homemade headless Anne Boleyn costume was easy to make and cost around $35 for all the pieces. It was a big hit with our friends!!!
I am counting on some great inspiration from all of you to top it next year!
This Headless Bride Costume is the coolest costume ever. The body was created out of paper mache. I used my niece as a model. I paper mached her shoulders. I let it dry for several days. It was then painted flesh color and attached to a backpack for me to wear.
I bought the wedding dress at the Salvation Army and it fit perfectly. The arms were made from chicken wire and attached them to the body with screws. I put white cloves as hands. I cut a hole in the dress where the stomach is supposed to be so that I could put my head through. A little fake blood, an accessory like a flower and bam a great Halloween costume.
I actually got several ideas from this website and combined them. It also works out great that I am kind of short so the body area is relatively the same height as someone who would be around 5ft. 7in.
This homemade headless woman costume is the easiest & coolest costume I've made yet! People on the street even stopped me to take pictures.
Everything came from a second hand clothing store & my garage. Total cost to make about $5.00!! I used an old piece of Styrofoam & cut to shape body, butter dish papermached onto it, painted & covered with blood. Stuff newspapers in grocery sacks & duct taped on to create fake breast. Hot glue skeleton hands directly to the black dress. Secured the Styrofoam with a belt around me.
This homemade headless bride costume was made from my wedding dress. I figured this way, my daughter would actually wear my wedding dress, even if it wasn't for her wedding! We used a backpack with the handle that pulls up in the back and attached a hanger to the top of the handle. This way, the top of the dress was in a high enough position for it to appear that the bride was holding her head. A little make-up and fake blood and it looked great!!