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Head in a Jar Costume

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Head in a Jar Costume

Head in a Jar Costume

Costume type:  Costumes for Girls
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for girls entered our 2009 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Kimberly, the 'Head in Jar' costume creator:

My daughter wanted a unique costume for Halloween this year and we came up with a headless solution. We tried to keep it gore free for her school, and the jar seemed like the best way to go. It was easy for her to maneuver around and she was a hit at her school.

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#1 comment by Diana E August 20, 2012

Can you give me an idea how you put it together / Please

#2 comment by Jessica September 4, 2012

How did you get the coat and arms to stay?

#3 comment by Cyndi September 18, 2012

Can you let me know how you did this costume,I love it

#4 comment by shannon October 4, 2012

We just did this for trick or treat at my boys grandparents camp.... and he won for best costume!

#5 comment by Joyce October 7, 2012

love this....how'd you do it!

#6 comment by Cricket October 7, 2012

would love to know how to do this, can you send information to me?

#7 comment by mitch welch October 8, 2012

Hey how did you do this costume it cool how did you do it. Send info please

#8 comment by Lori October 10, 2012

I was wondering if you could email me details for this costume, thanks

#9 comment by missy October 11, 2012

wondering how u put this together, can u e-mail me the info thanks love it!!!!

#10 comment by ashley October 12, 2012

Fantastic Costume.
if possible could you send me a how to..
so creative.

#11 comment by Suraiya October 14, 2012

I want to do this for myself. Could you email me how to? suraiyarahman1998[at]googlemail.com

#12 comment by Karen Brennan October 20, 2012

Brilliant! Can u pls send me details of how to make for my 8yr old boy.

#13 comment by Lisa October 21, 2012

Can you email me how to do this? How does the coat arms and the back of the coat stand up straight?

#14 comment by Nicole October 22, 2012

This is pretty cool! I'm also wondering how you got the the arms and rest oft it to stand up straight? Also what kind of jar did you use?

#15 comment by Dawn Hair October 25, 2012

Please let me know how you did this. Thanks......

#16 comment by Echo October 26, 2012

I am interested in making it so I have the same questions.

Thank you.

#17 comment by Spring October 26, 2012

Please send me the info on how to do this. I would greatly appreciate it.

#18 comment by Connie October 28, 2012

Love this....have several things this could help with, if you are willing to part with you knowledge. Thank you

#19 comment by alanna December 30, 2012

love this can you tell us how you did it??? would love to do it for next years halloween costume for my son...

#20 comment by Celia Steiner April 24, 2013

Outstanding! I would like to know how I can put one together for my son? Do you have instructions available?

#21 comment by Melissa May 8, 2013

would like to know how you did this. My son loves it!

#22 comment by Kate August 25, 2013

Please send me info on how to do this. Would love to do this. So unique!

#23 comment by Cynthia August 29, 2013

I love this idea. Can you please send me the instructions on how to make it. Thanks in advance.

#24 comment by Bethany September 4, 2013

Could you please send me instructions? I love it!

#25 comment by Karen hedger September 4, 2013

I am another one who loves this costume could u plz email me the details on how to make this costume work thank u

#26 comment by Christina Petrik October 9, 2013

Can you send me how you did this?

#27 comment by mom2freespirits October 17, 2013

Has anyone gotten a response on how to make this? My son wants to do it.

#28 comment by M. Monique .M October 17, 2013

I,ve got the lab coats & jars, and everything needed like everyon else I just need the basic How-To's.
Please send

#29 comment by vickie October 22, 2013

love this my grandson wants me to make it for him. not sure how to make it stand up over shoulders and head. please send info how to make. it would make him so happy.thanks

#30 comment by Dan Jerue October 24, 2013

Would really like to know how to put this costume together and make it look as good as yours does. My son loves the idea.

#31 comment by Lizelle October 28, 2013

hi is it possible to give me detiles of how to make this costume,it is stunning.I want to make it for my 10yr old boy.

#32 comment by Heather October 31, 2013

I did this for my son and we just made an upper body base with cardboard and duct tape. Sort of like making a robot box but cut out the front for the head to stick through. We cut the back out of a plastic cookie jar and safety pinned the gloves together. A little cotton, face paint and glow sticks and your good to go! Happy Halloween!

#33 comment by Crystal Fleming October 4, 2014

How creative! Love to try this for my sons school holloween party! Could you email me the instructions\/

#34 comment by BrittneyWood October 7, 2014

I would love instructions as well!! Love it!

#35 comment by STACY October 7, 2014


#36 comment by Irene October 9, 2014

would you be kind enough to tell me how you made this, thanks from a Grammy

#37 comment by Alicia October 21, 2014

would love the instructions, as well! Great costume!

#38 comment by maria October 23, 2014

May i have the insrtuctions on how to make this costume.thank you for your time

#39 comment by Gemma Rance October 25, 2014

All you need is a trench coat and button their head in the middle of the coat then stuff the top part and the arms with plastic bags. Get a large plastic jar and cut the bottom off it and place it on top of their head

#40 comment by RaShawn October 25, 2014

Great costume can I get instructions on how to put it together?

#41 comment by Deborah October 28, 2014

Can you email me the instructions?

#42 comment by Tom October 29, 2014

Can you like tell us how to put it together Halloween a few days away no Idea what to do

#43 comment by Kim Tirino October 30, 2014

Awesome Costume!!! Can you email me the instructions?

#44 comment by Katie December 16, 2014

Would you share with us how to make this?

#45 comment by Misty October 1, 2015

Would you share how you made this pleae. I would appreciate it!

#46 comment by Carie October 1, 2015

Agreed. The how to would be great. Ty Carie

#47 comment by Lisa major October 7, 2015

I'm dying for the instructions to this costume!!! Please share with me!

#48 comment by Lisa October 12, 2015

Love this costume. Would you mind sending instructions to make?

#49 comment by Amy October 12, 2015

I to would love instructions, thinkn would be great for my work party

#50 comment by Meghna shah October 12, 2015

Can I please get the instructions to make this costume ? My son absolutely loved it !!

#51 comment by Bety October 19, 2015

I would also like the instructions, totally cool

#52 comment by carol doyle October 20, 2015

please send me your instructions , great costume thankx

#53 comment by ginny October 22, 2015

love this please send me instructions on this

#54 comment by Valerie October 22, 2015

Hello! This is awesome! Can you send me info on how to do it (i.e. how to get everything to stay together)?

#55 comment by Esmeralda October 24, 2015

How can you breath with that! Lol

#56 comment by bam what October 28, 2015


#57 comment by Sue August 28, 2016

LOVE this. Can you send me instructions, please?

#58 comment by Brenda September 2, 2016

Can you please send me the instructions on how to make this costume. Thank you !

#59 comment by Dora September 11, 2016

Can you please send me the instructions,

#60 comment by Damien September 19, 2016

Cool costume please was wondering how do u set something up like this

#61 comment by Ali September 25, 2016

Would love instructions this is a-mazing thank you!!

#62 comment by MarkP October 26, 2016

Very interested in how you put it together.
Wld you be willing to email how you did it?

#63 comment by Marcia October 4, 2017

Instructions for this awesome costume. Even how big the jar should be and how you found that particular jar for the head!

#64 comment by EMMA GROGAN October 7, 2017

brilliant can you send me instructions too on how to put it together

#65 comment by Peggy Neubauer October 18, 2017

What a great costume ! Can you send me information on how to make it. Thanks

#66 comment by Sase October 27, 2017

I love this.Please send me the instructions too.
Thanks Much

#67 comment by Denise October 29, 2017

Great costume. Can you see the instructuons?

#68 comment by Ian Haley October 29, 2017

Hi ,
Just seen your" head in a Jar costume "and it looks fantastic !!,
Is their any way you could send me some details how to make it ?
I would love to make it and show it off to my friends here in the U.K. lol ...... Here's hoping ,
Thank you ....

#69 comment by Pam Harvath July 29, 2019

I would love to have information to make this costume. Will you share?
Thank you so much

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