The last costume that I made for the Capt. and myself ended up being very time consuming.
I had no idea what we were going to be for halloween that year until I came across these neat masks that you actually paint yourself and then stick to your face with liquid latex.
We are going as the grim reaper and a skeleton.
OK, now that I knew what we where going to be, how in the world was I going to make them?
The Capt. was the Grim Reaper and that was these easy one to make. I just used a pattern, can’t remember which one though.
But for me, I didn’t even know where to begin.
I finally decided to dye an old jumpsuit black for the base of the costume. Then I laid out a piece of white flannel and hand drew a skeleton. I cut out all of the pieces and sewed them to the black jumpsuit and black turtleneck. I made a cap for the head out of left over material from the Capt.’s costume and added some white flannel.
The really neat thing about this skeleton costume, and the pictures don’t pick up on, is that the bones glow in the dark!
I used some glow in the dark cream that I got in the Halloween section of a department store and coated all of the flannel bones and also the bones that I had painted on my gloves and black sneakers. When the lights where off, all you saw were a green glow of bones, it was awesome!
Over the years, that costume has been passed around and has gotten lots of use and I am told that it still glows in the dark. Amazing!
So here were are, in our final costumes to date:
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