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Coolest Homemade Headless Costume 54

by Tracy G
(Bensalem, PA)

Homemade Headless Costume

Homemade Headless Costume

You know how hard it is to please the family for those big holiday dinners? You can't go wrong with this meal! I made this Headless Costume with a thrift store dress, an old backpack, some newspaper, masking tape, and craft paint. I took two long cardboard wrapping paper rolls and put wadded up newspaper between them, then wrapped them in masking tape. I inserted that into the backpack to use as the shoulders for the dress.

Then, I taped more wadded up newspaper on the top for the neck, I covered that in masking tape and painted it to look bloody. For the arms, I put the dress on the backpack (make sure it's an extra large button down dress), and stuffed the arms with newspaper, I then hot glue gunned the yellow latex gloves onto the sleeves of the dress (stuff them with tissue to look like they have hands inside). I took a foil lasagna pan and hot glued various plastic vegetables inside and painted it with red paint. I cut a hole in the pan so it would fit around my neck. Next, I glue gunned one glove to the foil pan, on the other glove I used velcro so I could get in and out of it easily. To put it on, I put the backpack on first, stuck my head out of the 4th or 5th buttons on the dress, pulled my head thru the foil pan, velcroed on the glove, and added an apron to hide my legs a little better and complete the look.

The outfit cost $12 to make and took about 4 days total since the paint has to dry before you can move on. Thanks and Happy Halloween!

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Coolest DIY Headless Halloween Costume 59

by Karen J
(Lowell, MI, USA)

Homemade  DIY Headless Halloween Costume

Homemade DIY Headless Halloween Costume

Homemade  DIY Headless Halloween Costume
Homemade  DIY Headless Halloween Costume

I couldn't figure out how to make this costume work. It took me a while to figure out how to make it not too heavy. I used a rolling backpack and duct taped the handle in the up position so it wouldn't slide down. I then took a scrap piece of wood as wide as my shoulders and duct taped that to the top of the handle. I took 2 pairs of sock and wrapped them around the end of the wood for shoulders.

I then wired to hangers for the arms to fold up, and stuffed around them with newspaper. I bought 2 hands to support my head, pinning those to the coat. I wrapped a rubber band around each wrist to hold the arms up as well. I took a cottage cheese container and wrapped it in tissue paper, dripped blood for the neck and pinned it to the coat.

I also bought the trench coat from Salvation Army, stuck my head through (between buttons), add make-up and viola...you have your Homemade DIY Headless Halloween Costume!

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Coolest Homemade Headless Butler Costume 57

by Anonymous

Homemade Headless Butler Costume

Homemade Headless Butler Costume

For this homemade headless butler costume we started with a back pack and bubble wrap. We used a lot of duct tape and made a form which we stuffed into a shirt.

When he put the backpack on his back he stuck his head thru the shirt and we cut a hole in the apron which his head came thru then we had an aluminum pan which we cut to fit around his neck. We covered the cut edges with more duct tape so it wouldn't scratch his neck then safety pinned the pan to the apron then taped the fake hands to the corners of the pan.

We put more fake blood around his neck and in the bottom of the pan. He wore black pants and this homemade headless butler costume was a huge hit.

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What do you do with the backpack?
by: Kelly

I keep reading about using a backpack to make the headless costumes, but I'm not getting how the backpack stays up above the head to form the torso and neck. Am I missing something?

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