When you think of all of the Halloween costumes that you have worn or that friends have had all the way back to childhood, you have probably seen more than one of the many skeleton Halloween costumes out there. These are often simple but they are also classic and will never really go out of style of Halloween fun. There are old ways to do it and new ways, but the skeleton is always going to be a staple. You may have decorations of this sort in your home if you decorate for Halloween. If you are stuck for ideas, this tried and true idea is always a good one.
The most simple skeleton Halloween costumes are the ones that anyone can buy or make. These usually consist of a black top and black pants that are dark black, never gray. The skeleton is then on the material. In the dark, it can look like someone is really just bones walking down the street. For a more updated look, the skeleton can be put on or made with reflective or glowing paint for an even more fun and eerie effect. Black shoes and black socks are a must.
For a fun twist on the above skeleton Halloween costumes would be to carry a skull under your arm. You can use black face paint, a black wig or hood, and dark sunglasses to make your head disappear. You can then put the skull under your arm so that you look like you are carrying your head on your hip. This will not work well in well lit areas or parties, but if you are out looking for treats with your kids, or if you can darken your entry when giving out candy, this is sure to be a hit with those that see you on Halloween. Don’t forget to drop your head once in a while, just for fun.
You can add something more to any skeleton Halloween costumes if you wish. You can add something that makes it look like there is still some flesh left on the bones, or you can go out as half of a skeleton like someone took a big bite out of you. There are various ways to accomplish this, but again, work with the darkness to make the costume complete. Some fake blood and some props can make this type of skeleton costume a huge hit for anyone of any age on Halloween.
If your children want to use the skeleton Halloween costumes for school, make sure they are appropriate. Some schools do not allow dressing up for Halloween, opting to just have a party instead. Some gear these more towards a fall theme than a scary theme. If they can wear them, make sure they are not scary and more on the comical side. As with any other time of year, make sure the items they are wearing are appropriate for the dress code. Halloween could be ruined for them if they have to remove their costume during school.