How to Make a Ghost Costume

    by Contributing Writer

    Halloween can be a lot of fun for the whole family. A traditional ghost costume is really easy to make, and it is really easy to make your costume unique by adding your own personal touches. You can create different variations of this costume by adding hats and other embellishments. This costume can be worn by kids of all ages.

    Things You'll Need

    • White bed sheets
    • Marker
    • Scissors
    • White Sweatpants and Hooded Sweatshirt
    • Baby powder
    • Halloween Make Up Set
    • Chains

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    Cover the person who will be wearing the costume with a white sheet. If you do not have a white sheet at home you are willing to cut up, you can find inexpensive ones in thrift stores. If it has any stains on it, bleach it first. Mark eye holes with marker. Make sure falls just above the ankles at the bottom. Also, mark for two armholes.

    Remove costume and cut the appropriate holes. Make sure the eye holes are big enough so that the "ghost" will be able to see easily. Also, trim the bottom for height and cut the seam to give it the frayed effect. If you have white sweatpants to wear underneath, cut slits randomly around the bottom for the even more ripped effect.

    Cover face and hands with baby powder. If baby powder is not available, you can use white from a Halloween make up kit. You want your ghost to have the “dead” look. You can even use greens and blacks from a make up kit around the eyes. Test for allergies before applying the make up all over.

    Use the hooded sweatshirt for warmth. You can put the hood on to keep hair away and keep you warm if you are outside in cooler climates. It will also give you white arms as they will be exposed through the armholes.

    Embellish the costume with chains. You can find them at your local Halloween supplier. There are a couple of different options with the chains. You can either carry them, wear them around your shoulders, or even tie them around your waist and let them drag behind you. This will give you the full effect of the ghost costume.

    • Rub the bottom edges of the sheet in dirt. It will give the effect of old and worn.
    • Make sure the sheet is short enough. Otherwise, a ghost could get in a hurry and trip. That would be a fright!