How to make a Grim Reaper costume?

The Grim Reaper is the epitome of death and since Halloween is a celebration surrounding the dead it makes perfect sense to go back to one of the Halloween staples. The Grim Reaper is indeed a scary costume to wear. It is also a fairly easy costume to create.

##Things You’ll Need:##

* Black robe with hood

* White face paint or gray

* Scythe

* Black shoes

* Gloves


Step 1: The main part of the Grim Reaper costume will be the black robe. Since the Grim Reaper is death it should have bell sleeves, reach the ankles, and have a hood. The hood should cover the face as much as possible without hindering sight.

Step 2: The next part of the costume is creating the death like appearance. You will need white or ashen looking skin. In other words you should have a distinct pallor. So take the paint and cover your entire face, nose, and neck (if seen). You can use black or dark lipstick to also make your lips pale.

Step 3: The hands are important as well. As a dead person or the un-dead the hands should be rather bony in appearance. You can purchase gloves that have long nails and this look. You can also make your own or use paint on your hands as well.

Step 4: The last important piece of the costume is the Scythe. The Scythe is what the Grim Reaper uses to pull the dead into Hell. So you will need a long staff with a fake sharp blade on the end.

The shoes as we mentioned should be black so that they fit in the costume idea. By following these steps above you can have a fairly easy Grim Reaper costume for your next costume party.

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