My son wanted to be headless this year and I actually got the idea for a Homemade Headless Boy Costume from this site. I used lots of bubble wrap to keep it lightweight.
I took a longish rectangular box and put it in my son’s spare backpack. I then wrapped the box in bubble wrap. I rolled more bubble wrap for the arms. The top part of the arms is duct-taped to the original bubble-wrapped box to create the look of shoulders. I stuffed the gloves with fiberfill, put the cuffed end over the rolled bubble wrap and sewed it to the inside sleeves. The neck is an empty butter dish wrapped with brown tape, which I also used to secure it to the box.
I buttoned the top 2 buttons and all my son has to do is slip on the backpack. We then buttoned the bottom 2 buttons and pinned the hands together. I used white hairspray and white face paint to make him look ashen. I created dark circles under his eyes with brown eye shadow.
The entire thing took less than hour and cost me nothing to make.
This is a Homemade Headless Bride Costume. I used plaster of Paris bandages and made a mold of my upper torso and painted it to look like flesh. I then sprayed the inside of the mold with spray foam and glued it to a rolling back pack.
I attached a wedding dress longer than I was and a fake hand was attached to one sleeve. I had to glue the fake hand to my cheek to make it look like I was holding my own head. My other arm and hand was under the dress. The top of the neck area was a piece of PVC to look like a broken neck bone and fake blood.
All I had to do was wear the back pack so the prop was up higher on my back. It looked so awesome and I got ton of looks and comments. I also had a prop beside me of a headless groom in a coffin. It was a great costume but when you take it off it feels so good!
Coolest Homemade Executioner and Headless Woman Costume 33
by Shanna H.
Homemade Executioner and Headless Woman Costume
My husband and I made this Homemade Executioner and Headless Woman Costume from scratch except for the dress of course. We used cheesecloth to mold my body for the upper part of the costume. After it dried and was set we filled it in with liquid foam while securing 2 dowels in the middle of the cast.
The dowels were then sewn into a backpack to wear on my back to create the illusion. The backpack was tied worn on my back and tied around my waist to secure it in place. We bought the wedding dress at a local costume shop. A long slip is worn under the dress to hide the rest of my legs to help with the illusion. My husband went as the "executioner" to add to the costume.
It took about 3 weeks and appx $60.00 to make. It was a BIG hit at the parties and there were many that were scared of me. We had a blast making it and wearing it.
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