Reaper and his Mangled Victim Costume
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fullview of picture before trick or treating and realizing I DONT fit in the car
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This homemade costume for women entered our 2018 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Alanna, the 'Reaper and his Mangled Victim' costume creator:
I love seeing people reactions to scary costumes and wanted to see how far I could go. This year, I made the reaper holding his mangled victim. It was my first optical illusion costume with one person but made to look like 2. I used my handy dandy backpack and some dowel rods along with a duct tape silhouette filled with towels as the reaper with my cosmetology male mannequin head masked for the reaper's face (which made him look super real with human eyes and hair). I then had to sew a brown robe and also make it so the top half would cover the reaper's body in the backpack and start at my hips and cover down to my ankles. The above part of my torso was layered with a second silhouette of my very own body up to my knee to my hip, and papermached it with a painted white paper towel tube as a bone and painted with a lot of foundation to match my skin and then mangled to look as if my body was torn. Blood "fake of course" was used to create a more realistic look and then covered by a skin colored tank to hold it in place and then a dress dyed with blood and ripped as if ripped with the half of my body was worn on my shoulders and wrapped in to hold the body form to look as if it all was one. I have always enjoyed being able to create reactions with my costume whether for originality or just plain terrifying. I was able to make everyone question how I was able to make it look like 2 people and be able to move so effortless. I also made the head on a pole so that when people would think they figured it out, I would turn "his" head and everyone would jump 3 feet because they thought he was just a pillow masked. I LOVED every second of trick or treating this year with my family because I got double the candy AND was able to scare everyone as well. We even cleared a path because no one would stand by my costume. It made it even funner having both my little girls hold my dummies hands while we walked down the sidewalk and made everyone turn heads. I left knowing I helped inspire others to go all out for halloween and that makes me so happy!