Thursday, November 4, 2010

Our "Ghost" Costumes

Well, in my mind they are ghosts. Somebody posted this picture a while back, I can't remember who or where this picture was taken. It looks like it must have been at an amusement park from the roller coaster track in the background. I always thought this would make a good costume, so this year I bought some cheap drop cloths from Lowe's, and dyed them a slightly darker color to replicate the look of these props. I just used some black material under them, hoping it would appear we were kind of "floating" in low light. I also used some black, see through material inside the hood for that faceless look.



Here's the picture I got the idea from...

20 comments:

Jay's Shadow said...

These are great....

Der Krampus said...

Those are great! So simple but soooo sinister! Excellent job! I am tempted to make up some costumes like that just to have the opportunity to photograph them in some creepy locations!

Arcane said...

Oh yes creepy costumes indeed. You did a great job making them.

October boy said...

Always a classy look. They go great with the feel of your haunt as well.
Nice job.

Catherine Martinique said...

Great work!

amanda said...

what did you use under the "costume" to hold them up and make them look real?

Grim said...

We actually had on black baseball caps under there, it worked great for making the "hood" stand up and not flop down over our faces.

Rosemary said...

I love the ghost costumes, fabulous! I'd love to make them for next year as it might be a good idea to find the black cloth out of halloween season. Do you have specific instructions that you could part with/send me.

Amanda Cornwell said...

Hi, to the makers of this excellent costume! We are trying to make these for this year. Is there anyway you can add some how to instructions? Maybe a step by step. I want mine to turn out as great as these!

Grim said...

I just bought some painting drop cloths at Lowes, and dyed them with Rit dye for the "cloaks". I used some old black robes and masks that we had from other costumes for the under layer, and used ball caps to make the hood look right. They were pretty easy to make.

Amanda Cornwell said...

I have the drop cloths already and ball caps of course, We found some black mask that are see through, we are going to use those for our face. My question is, how did you get the fabrics to lay the way they are laying. For example by your neck line, it looks as if it just lays over but mine is not laying the way yours looks. Did you cut it? How did you size the drop cloth to lay perfectly with the under layer? Sorry so many questions, I thought it looked quite easy as well then when I went to go do it, it caused me some trouble.

Grim said...

I used two different pieces for each costume. One is for the body, and has a hole just big enough for our heads to fit through, and the other is for the hood. Hope that helps.

Hanna said...

I'm gonna scream if I'll see these in person..

Max Flores said...

What type of frabic did you use? Where do you purchase it?

Teri Scheiding said...

Can you explain what you used to hold them up under the material to stand up in the yard?

Teri Scheiding said...

Can you tell me what you used underneath the material that hold the whole thing together and stands up?

Grim said...

That's us under there. We were wearing them as costumes.

Grim said...

I used painting drop cloths that I found at Lowe's, and died them with RIT dye.

Anonymous said...

Do u have any idea how to make these as props for the yard?

Grim said...

If I were doing it, I'd build a wooden frame and use chicken wire for the shape, possibly some paper mâché under there, somewhere.