Ghost is a term used to describe a disembodied representation of a dead person. Stories about ghosts can be found in almost every culture in the world. Anyway, real or not, ghosts can serve as a great inspiration for Halloween costumes. Here's how to get started:
The classic ghost is easy to make and the entire family can help with its design. First of all, take the brim off from a cap, such as a baseball cap. Make sure that its a light colors. After that, put the white sheet over your head. Make sure to cut it off if it is too long.
You must point in the direction where your eyes are and the other person should mark them. Remove the sheet and place it on the hat, find the marks and cut holes for your eyes. Depending on the texture you might want to cut small holes for your nose too. You can choose whether you want to draw a mouth or nose.
It might not be advisable for older teens and adults to walk around wearing white sheets, but you can embody a generic, classic ghost without one. Cover yourself in pale makeup and white powder. Wear gray, dusty clothes and attach a fake set of chains to your legs. This is what you could call A Christmas Carol look.
If you want to scare the heck out of people, then the generic ghost might not cut it. Shop around for a truly frightening mask-something skeletal or deformed. Then get a bodysuit that will show some of your guts. Ghosts usually aren't too pretty when they come back from the grave, after all.
If you want your ghost more recognizable and specific, why not base your costume on a notable person? You could try being the ghost of a dead president, or perhaps the ghost of a historical figure who died in a famous way. For example, if you're a woman and are looking for an excuse to be headless this Halloween, Anne Boleyn might be a great costume for you.
Ghosts are quite popular characters in movies, TV shows, books and video games. This might be a good idea for those who have a favorite ghost because they will get a chance to look like a ghost they like. In addition, you won't have to think much about the outfit because you will have the model right in front of you
One of the most famous movies about ghosts is Ghostbusters. This movie was packed with different ghosts. You can choose the ghost from their famous logo or the unusual and unique green ghoul that appears in the end of the movie. You can also dress like Bruce Willis in Sixth Sense where he was actually a ghost unaware of his state.
Another regular character that was actually a ghost was Patrick Swayze in the movie simply called Ghost. Of course, Harry Potter franchise is filled with ghost characters too. In addition, you can check the ghosts from beetle juice, Casper, Scream, Packman etc.
Obviously, how elaborate the costume will be depends on how your celebrity dressed. Regardless of clothes, though, make sure that you are able to differentiate yourself from the living version of your celebrity. Add some pale makeup to your face to accentuate your ghostly appearance, for example.
Being a couple has many benefits, and one of the best ones is being able to wear a themes Halloween costume. Sure, maybe people will roll their eyes, but you can also scare them out of their wits if you do it right. You'll both need dusty, pale makeup, since you're dead.
For the husband, cover your hair and beard (If you have one) with powder and that should be enough to convey the message. You can paint on some wrinkles as well, or add some scary prosthetics. For the wife, cover yourself with the same pale powder, but add some exaggerated lipstick and mascara. The contrast with be unnerving. You can also allow the mascara to run in black streaks down your face.
The clothes will depend on what era the both of you are from. If you're from a modern age, go to a thrift store and find some recently-donated clothes. Cover it in the same dust as the rest of your bodies to give it that dead look.
If you want something a bit more classic, you can make your own period costumes or buy them online. Give them the same treatment and make them look as ancient as you can.
You can also tear up the clothes or add blood in imply how these ghostly figures ultimately died. Are you looking for a couples costume that will keep you together even in the afterlife? Try the bearded husband and the scared face wife as a great ghost Halloween costume set this year.