Skeleton Halloween Costume Ideas

It seems like the skeleton costume has become a traditional costume 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 and horrific.

Basic Kid's 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.

Corpse Skeleton

If you want to look like a fully-decomposed adult corpse, grab a skeleton mask and wear grungy jacket with a hoodie. However, If you want to add an extra touch of grossness, expose your rib cage that way people have something to look at when you rip your shirt open.

It can also 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. 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.

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 Arts 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.

Another approach is to look like a skeleton Halloween performer, complete with a long black cane and a black top hat/cylinder hat. You can either where a skeleton mask or face paint. Complete your creepy look with a black striped shirt or blouse.

Skeleton Makeover

A skeleton makeover can be fun for women, men and children. Of course its crucial to use makeup that is completely safe and avoid getting it in your eyes and mouth. Here's how to get started:

• Your Makeup

To start a adult skeleton makeover apply a very thin layer of white base directly on your face. Make sure that your entire face is covered. We are not talking about making your face paler, you need to get a real white color.

Don't apply this color on your jawbone and neck because we are aiming for the mask effect. In addition, you can use some translucent or white powder over the foundation in order to improve its durability.

• Your Eyes

The next phase involves your eyes. We all know that skeletons have eyes that appear deep in the skull. In order to achieve this effect you need to apply black eyeshadow around your eyes.

You need the area under your eyebrows and eyelash as well as the area beneath your eyes. The eyeshadow needs to contour your eye sockets because this is how skeletons look like. In addition, use a layer of black eyeliner around the eyes.

• Other Elements

You can use dark colors on your jawbones and neck (most of your neck). When it comes to the lips, feel free to make experiments. If your a gal, use red lipstick if you want to look like a sexy skeleton, for guys and gals you can use black and white color to draw teeth (this is a more difficult option and requires certain artistic skills). If you want to look unique, apply the makeup to only half your face, giving you a extra creepy look.

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