I was trying very hard to think of a great unusual costume that it felt as if my head would pop, then it hit me! Headless ghoul! I played around in my head about how to make this Headless Ghoul Homemade Halloween Costume work, especially since I would be wearing it to work!
I took a box, painted it black, then tied and stapled my homemade cape around it. I cut out a view area in the front of the box and covered it with black netting. I used white bristol board as the neck, rolled it into a cylinder and duct taped it into a hole in the top of the box. I painted it red with dry, brushed black.
Inside the neck, I placed dense foam and I made red rubber tubes (for arteries), two "bones", and some bloody worms protrude from it. I used a rubber mask, stuffed it, painted some red on it, glued some worms coming out of the eyes and mouth, and then stitched on a wig. I painted some red blood on the wig.
I bought a fake black chain, sprayed on some silver paint, dry-brushed on some red paint. One end I attached to the wig; the other end I attached around my fake neck. I bought fake fingers, put them on over black gloves and ta - dah! I'm headless!
It was easy to lift the box off and on in order to sit and do my work for the day. It was a big hit, people were asking me if they could borrow it!
This year I wanted to be something different from everybody, but scary at the same time. I decided to make a Homemade Headless Bride Costume.
I had an old mannequin that I used in order to sell clothes on eBay. I bought an old wedding dress for $25.00 at the Goodwill store, cut a hole in the dress where the belly would be and put it on the mannequin. I then added long white gloves and stuffed them with pillow stuffing that I bought at Wal-Mart for $2.00. I pinned the arms to the shoulders and pinned one of the hands where my head would come out of the hole.
To hold it up on me, I used one belt and strapped it over one shoulder as you would carry news- papers. I bought some fake blood at my local Halloween store and put it on the neck and on top of the dress area so it looked as if my head was cut off; I then painted my face. AWESOME!
That's it! I won best costume at my work. It was easy and so much FUN!
This is how we made my son's homemade Headless Halloween costume:
We bought an old coat from the local charity shop (an XL man's coat). We filled an old hiking backpack with rags to bulk it out and put it on my son's back. The coat was then placed over the backpack and buttoned up around my son's neck. We filled out the arms of the coat with rolled-up towels, as they are flexible, and attached black washing-up gloves, filled with cotton wool, to the end of the arms.
We made the neck from my husband's cereal bowl at work, covered it in papier mache to create veins and a windpipe and then painted the whole thing, using small tester pots of paint from the local DIY store. Everyone loved it! Can't wait to do next year's.