Michael and I made this Homemade Headless Halloween Costume using a rolling backpack. We duck taped the handles to they would stay upright. We used 2 faucet insulators for shoulders, and duct taped them to either side of the upright handle. We used 2 triangular faucet insulators for the neck and head, and duct taped them as well.
We put a cheap trench coat over the shoulders and stuffed the arms with flexible dryer tubing. At the end of each arm, we attached a fake hand. He was easily able to put the backpack on and he wore it comfortably. We buttoned the coat around his head, rested the fake hands on top of his head so it would appear that the severed headless man, was holding onto my sons head, with it's fake hands. We made the brains out of cooked soybean threads, which we soaked in red food coloring and chocolate syrup. We made the fake blood with chocolate syrup and cherry pie filling mixture. We did his makeup with liquid latex, lots of rice crispies (to get that rippled look on his left side) and colored face paints.
This costume was extremely easy to put together, and so much fun! The cost for all materials was under $20, it took about 4 hours to complete the costume.
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This Homemade Headless Horseman Costume was made after 2 hours of looking around and driving around shops. I was aware my son wanted something different this year and was going through obvious possibilities and trying to think of each year in turn. We both play World Of Warcraft and all I wanted was to go home and play and that's how I came up with this idea.
In the end $20 petrol later and 5 shops in different areas we ended up at Coles supermarket to buy a Pumpkin. As Australia is only just getting into Halloween I knew it was going to be unique. We went home, carved the Pumpkin face after hollowing it out, then while it was drying found accessories to wear with it to create the Headless Horseman. A hooded jumper, a cape and a sword. We put eye holes in the jumper, then put his head inside the jumper,the pumpkin in the hood and when he spoke he had to pull the head to the side. It came up quite well and certainly got the comments.
If he wanted to add a horse to the look he had the choice of he's bike or the skateboard which would have given off a gliding ghostly look.
The homemade headless girl costume was made with a dress from the thrift store and a rolling back pack. We used a deer park water jug for the base of the neck and hot glued food colored Styrofoam to the top. we used packing paper to stuff the shoulders and arms. We used a coat hanger to make the shoulders.
The top of the homemade headless girl costume was a button up sheer blouse put on top of the rolling back pack. We buttoned the shirt around her head and did the makeup with spirit's ghost stories makeup and stage blood. We sprayed her hair with white "Hot Hair" hair color. We also got pine needles and leaves from the front yard to put in her hair to make the illusion that her head was dropped after being chopped off.
We applied baby powder all over her face to get the mortified look. Her arms are straight down in the dress and we safety pinned the sleeves under her head to make the illusion of being held by the arms.
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Found this homemade headless boy costume idea from this site! Everyone loved it! Used parts we had at home and cost only 5$ for the fake blood and make-up! Used an old Star Wars kite and stockings filled with plastic bags... an old foam head minus the head - pretty cool and very scary!