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Skeleton Halloween Costume Ideas

It seems like the skeleton costume has become a traditional costumes worn at Halloween parties. Of course, this doesn't mean that the skeleton costume is getting boring.

There are many ways in which you can make a costume look fresh. In addition, you can buy pre-made skeleton costumes in different shapes and sizes. In its basis the costume is the same it must resemble a human skeleton in order to be scary.

Basic Skeleton

To create a basic skeleton find a completely black sweat suit and a pair of white gloves. Purchase a white contact paper and create bone shapes on it before you cut them. After that, simply peel the white paper and stick it on the suit.

When it comes to the head, there are two solutions. The first one requires the use of white and black Halloween paint. You will have to paint your entire face white and add some dark color around your eyes. You must use a combination of black and white for your mouth (you will have to emphasize the jaw).

The second option is to wear a skeleton mask - You can buy one at any Halloween store, or create one yourself. In addition, you should wear completely black shoes.

Full-Body Skeleton

A full-body skeleton can be found at party stores or online, and should cover you from head to toe. The outfit may be little more than a zentai suit that has skeletal features painted on, or it can feature fully 3D plastic bones that line your body, from your toe bones to your skull. Some of these suits also glow in the dark, which makes them extra creepy when you're prowling around at night.

Death Skeleton

You can also opt to have a bit of a story behind your reanimation. If you want to look like a fully-decomposed corpse, grab a skeleton mask and wear grungy jacket with a hoodie. For extra creepiness, rest a animal skull on your shoulder.

Biker Skeleton

A biker skeleton costume is a unique twist for an old costume idea. first off, apply a whit-powered makeup over the face. In order to make the eyes appear deep in the skull you need to apply black eyeshadow around your eyes.

Add a biker jacket to the mix, or if you don't want to wear a jacket you can apply some hellish looking (temporary) tattoos on your arms. If your wearing a jacket, make sure it's unzipped and show off your boney ribcage. To complete the outfit put on a long wig.

Performing Skeleton

Another approach is to look like a skeleton Halloween performer, complete with a long black cane and a black top hat/cylinder hat. Some people make combinations of Grim Reaper and Skeleton costumes. They dress like the Grim Reaper and use its accessories. In addition, use a skull mask and highlight only the chest bones.

Movie Skeleton

Skeletons have always inspired movie makers and they are featured in many TV shows and movies. One movie that is particularly popular is Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. This skeleton wears a suit with strips and has a very interesting black bow tie that looks like a bat.

When it comes to the face, people must use white color to paint their entire face except the area around the eyes where they need to use black color. What is different about this skeleton is that the mouth looks like it was sewed. Use black color to highlight the stitches.

Extra Effects

For added effect, pick clothes that aren't from your current time period. If you want to add an extra touch of grossness, they sell chest plate rib cages that secrete fake blood, that way people have something to look at when you rip your shirt open.

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