My sister and I were making costumes for a Halloween party and I wanted to make a full skull mask. I only had a day to make my Homemade Skeleton Costume and built almost entirely out of cardboard, paper and duct tape, this was an inexpensive and fairly easy project to do. I was happy with the end result, considering this was my first time making a costume from scratch.

I started with the idea of being a grim reaper, but the skull was designed to be comical looking. It’s covered in white and black duct tape. And the skeleton upper body is just duct tape on an old sweatshirt and black knit gloves (and certainly you could expand the skeleton along your entire body). If I had more time, I would’ve liked to have made a red skull and skeleton again, or maybe paint it with glow in the dark paint.