Child’s Alien Abduction Costume Becomes Adult Grim Streaker

Child's Alien Abduction Costume Becomes Adult Grim Streaker

The hardest part with this Alien Abduction costume was getting my 11-year-old daughter to decide what costume she wanted to be. After hours of browsing with her on this site she finally chose the alien abduction costume and we were set to go. After collecting the necessary items which took more time than actually constructing … Read more

Mr. Death has selected You Grim Reaper Costume

Mr. Death has selected You Grim Reaper Costume

I made this costume several years ago and it was a big hit in the neighborhood… not so much with me though. I’m on painters stilts and wearing a latex mask. Hard to walk for very long, and even harder to breathe. BUT… the reactions from people were worth it! I made teenage boys run … Read more

The Ultimate Grim Reaper Costume

The Ultimate Grim Reaper Costume

In 1998 we started having Halloween parties for our kids and over the years I had constructed a customized Grim Reaper costume that lasted over 15 years.  Even took 2nd place at a major Halloween party in Salem Massachusetts.  I’ve always wanted to improve on my Reaper but it was never worth it until I … Read more

Homemade Angel of Death Grim Reaper Costume

Homemade Angel of Death Grim Reaper Costume

I built and wore the Angel of Death Grim Reaper Costume for the 2013 NYC Halloween Parade. I wanted the Reaper to appear to be walked out of the fires of hell still simmering. I made the wings with real medical grade human plastic bones and bamboo. I used latex and cotton for the wings … Read more

Awesome Homemade Ten Foot Reaper Costume

Awesome Homemade Ten Foot Reaper Costume

My costume this year started out as the Governor of the town of Woodbury from the Walking Dead. But several months ago I got the idea to do a Grim Reaper. I didn’t want to do one on stilts like I saw all over the web, I wanted to make one with proportionate body parts. … Read more

Coolest DIY Grim Reaper Costume: Free Hugs from Death

Coolest DIY Grim Reaper Costume: Free Hugs from Death

The scythe is actual plasma cut metal, with a plastic skull. The wings actually articulate up and down with the help of a switch in the sleeve, which controls a power window motor and pulley system on the back and wings. Cheap clothing materials from local stores torn and shredded sewn and stapled onto costume. The … Read more

The Beast, Wraith, Soulsucker Costume on Stilts

The Beast, Wraith, Soulsucker Costume on Stilts

The BEAST stands 12 feet tall, his head moves up and down and side to side.  His eye’s light up from a switch controlled at my head level.  Arms are fully functioning.  It is pretty light, I walked around the whole neighborhood (with my daughter on low-hanging tree patrol). I saw a giant costume guy … Read more

Coolest Grim Reaper Halloween Costume

2008 Grim Reaper Halloween Costume

This year I wanted to make a costume that would be more on the scary side of the costume scale. I put together pieces from all sorts of different ideas. I made the reaper’s sickle from decorations, costume accessories and other items. The store bought Grim Reaper Halloween costumes are too small and I felt … Read more

Coolest Grim Reaper Costume

Horseless Headsman and Grim

Always fascinated by fooling the eye with the unexpected placement or appearance of the human body adapted to another entity, i.e. a classic horse and rider costume, it was time to adapt an entity against which a head with no body could play. The entity was decided by the fact that there was no money … Read more

Coolest Homemade Giant Grim Reaper Halloween Costume

Homemade Giant Grim Reaper Halloween Costume

We had a giant skull head windsock and my daughter didn’t have a costume so we came up with this idea for a Homemade Giant Grim Reaper Halloween Costume. We filled the windsock head with balloons and fastened it to a hard hat. We then secured the hard hat to her head and for the … Read more

Coolest Homemade Grim Reaper on Stilts Costume

Homemade Grim Reaper on Stilts Costume

I made this Homemade Grim Reaper on Stilts Costume for Halloween 2010. Purchased drywall stilts from local pawn shop and took a couple of days to learn how to walk on them lol! The mask is actually a Halloween decoration meant for hanging, I attached it to a construction worker’s helmet to wear on my … Read more

Coolest Homemade Grim Reaper Costume

Homemade Grim Reaper Costume

This is an inflatable yard ornament. Our 15 year old son was playing with it and wanted to make it into a costume, so he mounted it to a helmet. For power, he wired the air blower motor to a 12 volt battery and put it in a pack around his waist. We bought black … Read more

Grim Reaper Costume

A big piece of black fabric, a brooch to pin it on, some makeup and black clothes make for a great last-minute Grim reaper costume. I pulled out my anatomy book to help me paint my face like a skull. I painted my eyelids black and even put on eyeliner (first) to completely cover my … Read more

Grim Reaper Costume

The cloak of the Grim reaper costume was $17 and the mask was $10 at Goodwill. The belt I made chain knots with $1 twine. To make the staff I glue gunned grey cheese cloth, wrapping it around most of the way down gluing separate pieces at the top and bottom making it look tattered … Read more