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How to Make a Ghost Costume

Last Updated: December 14, 2022

This article was co-authored by Alina Bokovikova . Alina Bokovikova is a Costume Designer from California. With over 15 years of experience, she specializes in designing costumes for stage productions. Alina earned an MFA in Costume Design from the University of California, San Diego and her Master of Education from the Novosibirsk Pedagogical University. She’s won two Outstanding Costume Design awards and her costumes have been displayed in Moscow, Prague, and San Jose, California. This article has been viewed 453,265 times.

A ghost costume is perfect if you’re looking for a spooky costume for Halloween or a costume party. Even better, it’s super easy and affordable to make the costume yourself!

Make a Traditional Ghost Costume

Step 1 Cut the brim off a light-colored baseball hat.

  • The hat should be as light in color as possible, or people will be able to see it through the bed sheet that will be draped over your head.

Step 2 Drape the sheet over the head of the person wearing the ghost costume.

  • The costume should drag just a little to create a floating effect, but not so much that the person wearing it trips.

Step 3 Mark the center of the person's head on the sheet with a black marker.

  • Pin the sheet around the hat; you'll need to use about three or four more pins.
  • If you don't want the black dot on the top of the head to be so noticeable, you can flip the sheet over. You should still be able to see where the mark on the top of the head is, but it will be less visible to onlookers.
  • You can also just cover the mark with white-out. Or, use a fabric marker pencil that fades (invisible fabric markers).

Step 6 Cut out the eye holes.

Make a More Elaborate Ghost Costume

Step 1 Drape a sheet over the head of the person wearing the costume.

  • You can also put the makeup on the person's neck, since it will be visible.

Step 13 Draw gray circles on the person's eyelids and under his or her eyes.

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  • Painting your fingernails black or white will add to your ghostly look. Thanks Helpful 50 Not Helpful 20
  • The bed sheet method for making a ghost costume is classic, but remember that it may make it a little hard to socialize. If you're trick-or-treating, this is a great costume, but if you're going to a party, painting your face and draping a sheet over your shoulders may work best. Thanks Helpful 38 Not Helpful 19
  • Try to wear light-colored shoes with the costume for the most authentic look. Thanks Helpful 36 Not Helpful 23

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Things You'll Need

Bedsheet method.

  • White sheet
  • White or light-colored baseball cap
  • Black marker

Elaborate Method

  • Fabric glue
  • Black and white face paint
  • White long-sleeved shirt

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To make a ghost costume, cut the brim off of a baseball cap and put it on. Drape a sheet over your head and mark where your eyes are. Take the sheet off and pin it to the baseball cap, then cut out the holes for the eyes. Cut a ragged hem at the bottom of the sheet, and you're ready to go! For more tips on how to make your costume look ghastly, read on! Did this summary help you? Yes No

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Diy ghost costume – how to make a stunning ghost halloween costume.

October 16, 2020 by Janice

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This DIY Ghost Costume is stunningly spooky and easy to make. Girls will love showing off this costume when trick-or-treating or attending a Halloween party. Keep reading to find out how to make a ghost Halloween costume for kids, teens, and women.

ghost costume with hood

I love making Halloween costumes for our girls. Each year I work with our girls to design costume ideas and I love seeing their creativity grow as they sketch out their plans and we turn them into reality.

Last year, my 14-year-old niece Julia decided to make a pretty ghost costume with a cape full of flowing fabric and a haunting hood. We created this unique and fabulous DIY Ghost Costume and I’ve updated the tutorial for this Halloween season with more details on how to make the cape.

Teenage girl wearing a pretty, white, flowing ghost costume for Halloween. Text on image reads "DIY Ghost Costume - See How To Make It."

UPDATE: See Part 2 for a detailed tutorial on how to make the handkerchief skirt and torn sleeve top.

How To Make A Ghost Costume

For our costume, in addition to our hooded cape, we sewed a handkerchief skirt and a cowl neck top with long, shredded sleeves.

But if you are in a hurry, or you don’t have a sewing machine, you can just make the hooded cape and use a store-bought skirt and top. While it is faster to use a sewing machine to make the cape, you can definitely sew the cape by hand.

DIY ghost costume with hooded cape

You can see how to make the handkerchief skirt and torn sleeve top in part 2 of our tutorial.

In this post, we will focus on how to make the ghost cape.

We are thrilled with how well our ghost costume turned out.

The organza fabric we used for the hooded cape gives the costume a shimmering, luxurious quality.

We were going to make the cape from sparkling white tulle but opted for organza instead. I am so glad we did. I love how the cape almost glows in the light.

DIY Ghost Costume - How To Make A Ghost Halloween Costume for Teen Girls

One of the challenges with making a DIY ghost costume is that it can block vision, making it hard for kids to see while trick or treating.

Since this ghost costume uses a hood that doesn’t cover your face, it’s much safer for kids or teens to wear while out on Halloween night.

Handmade ghost costume with a flowing white cape

For our version of this ghost costume, we wanted the cape to be extra long and flowing for our Halloween photoshoot. But to make it more practical for trick-or-treating or wearing to a Halloween party, we would recommend you make the cape shorter so that it is ankle length or use safety pins to pin it up.

costume view from the back - organza cape shimmers in the light

The design of this DIY ghost costume also allows you to wear it without the cape for a different look. If you are at a party or at school, you can remove the cape and still be ghostly.

DIY ghost costume for teen girl - without cape

How to Make a Ghost Cape Tutorial

For our ghost cape, we used a white shimmery organza.

I had actually bought a sparkling white tulle, but we decided to use this organza that I had in my fabric stash because it made the hooded cape look so luxurious and gorgeous.

The amount of fabric you will need for your cape will depend on your height (or the height of your child) and how long you want your cape to be. We wanted our cape to trail behind and blow in the wind for our photoshoot, so we made ours extra long.

If you are making your cape for a child, you won’t want it to trail behind as much as ours did.

We used about 3½ yards of organza for our cape.

Ghost Costume Supplies

  • White organza — 2 to 3½ yards, depending on cape size
  • Ribbon — 1-1½ yards
  • Brooch or clasp (optional)
  • White thread
  • Measuring tape
  • Sewing machine or hand sewing needle

DIY Ghost Costume Instructions

Step 1 – take measurements.

In order to determine the size of your hood and the length of your cape, you will need to take some measurements.

For your hood:

Measurement A – the “height” of your hood: Measure from the middle of the top of your head to the top of your back and add 1-3 inches, depending on how oversized you want your hood. Then, since your fabric will be doubled, times that number by 2. We made our hood very big, so the fabric width was 36″, (15″ plus 3″ and then doubled.)

Measurement B – the “depth” of your hood: Measure from the middle of the back of your head to the middle of your forehead and add 1 inch if you want a large hood. Again, since your fabric will be doubled, times that number by 2. Our fabric length was 24″, (11″ plus 1″ and then doubled.)

So you will need a piece of fabric that is Measurement A x Measurement B. In our case, that would be 36″x24″.

For your cape:

Measure from the bottom of your neck to the floor and then add as much as you want for extra length. Julia’s measurement was 54,” but we made her cape 85″ long.

Our organza was 60″ wide, from selvage to selvage. We wanted the raw look of the selvage, so we simply left our fabric width uncut.

So the dimensions of our cape fabric were 85″ x 60″.

Step 2 – Cut Hood Fabric

The KEY to making the hood of your DIY ghost costume is to fold it in fourths before you cut.

Fold your fabric widthwise and then lengthwise, so the front of your hood will be on the fold. (See photos below.)

So in our case, we have our fabric folded up from the bottom at least 12 inches and then we have folded it in from the side (hotdog style) at least 18 inches.

how to make a ghost cape

(Note: In the above photo, my original pattern/toile pictured is larger than my final pattern. But this is the only photo I have that shows how I folded my fabric.)

You can cut yourself a hood pattern shape as I did, creating a curve that drops lower at the front of the neck, or you can simply cut a rectangle and then just round the top back of the hood.

how to make a ghost cape tutorial

Place your pattern with the front opening along the bottom fold and the top of the hood along the left fold so that the front of the top of the hood is on the double-folded corner.

Step 3 – Sew Hood

Pin hood to keep the fabric from slipping.

Sew a curved seam from the midpoint of the top of the hood to the bottom of the neck/top of the back.

how to sew a ghost cape

To finish our seams, I serged the seam allowance. If you don’t have a serger, you can trim your seam allowance and use a zig-zag stitch along the raw edges to keep the fabric from fraying.

DIY ghost costume tutorial

Step 4 – Cut Cape Fabric

If you haven’t already, cut the rectangle of fabric for your cape.

Since our cape is not lined and is just one layer of organza, all I had to do was cut one large rectangle.

Our fabric was 60″ wide and so I cut a rectangle that was 85″ x 60″.

We left all of the edges of our DIY ghost costume raw since we liked the look of the selvages and the raw edges appeared more “ghostly.”

Step 5 – Attach Hood to Cape

Before sewing the hood to the cape, you will need to gather the fabric of the top of the cape so that it is the same width as the bottom of the hood.

Sew two or three basting stitches along the top raw edge of the cape. Pull the bobbin threads to gather the fabric, distributing the gathers evenly until the fabric is the same width as your hood’s bottom raw edge.

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Pin the raw edge of the bottom of the hood and the top raw edge of the cape right sides together.

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Stitch together.

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Try on your cape and check fit.

If your sizing is correct, you can finish the seam. To finish my neckline, I serged the seam allowance. If you don’t have a serger, trim your seam allowance and use a zig-zag stitch along the raw edges to keep the fabric from fraying andy tidy the seam allowance

Step 5 – Finish with Ribbon and Clasp

Finish the inside of the neckline seam by stitching a soft ribbon along the seam to cover the seam allowance and make the cape neckline more comfortable against the skin.

You can use the ribbon to tie the cape or use a brooch or clasp as we did.

How to Sew a Ghost Costume Tutorial

See Part 2 for a detailed tutorial on how to make the handkerchief skirt and torn sleeve top.

We hope this ghost cape tutorial helps you with your own DIY ghost costume – please let us know how your costume turns out and feel free to ask us any questions.

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We have made so many Halloween costumes for our girls over the years and had such fun doing it. We hope our costumes give you ideas and inspiration to create your own.

Last year, we made three teen Halloween costumes that work well for older girls and young women. Sophia dressed as a panda bear, Olivia was a brown bear, and we made Julia a pretty black cat costume .

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And the year before they wore these unicorn, fox, and bunny costumes .

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We’ve made so many cute costumes over the year, but one of our most popular is this super easy to make DIY Bat Costume .

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And one of my personal favorites was when the girls were young and we made these adorable cat costumes for kids .

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How to Make a Halloween Ghost Costume – (6 Easy Steps)

Last Updated on October 21, 2023

Halloween is just around the corner, and what’s more iconic than a spooky ghost costume for the occasion? This article will show you how to make a Halloween ghost costume using simple materials and a touch of creativity.👻

Make a Halloween Ghost Costume

  • Transform a simple bedsheet into a chilling Halloween ghost costume.
  • Step-by-step guide for creating your own spooky and stylish outfit.
  • Learn how to craft a ghostly design using black fabric and fusible web.
  • Complete your costume with a customized hood for an eerie touch.
  • Perfect your Halloween look, and get ready to impress at your spooky gatherings.

Table of Contents

Materials You’ll Need

Before you start crafting your ghost costume, gather the following materials:

  • An old double bedsheet
  • Black fabric
  • Fusible web suitable for appliqué
  • A sewing kit
  • A sewing machine

Steps to Make a Halloween Ghost Costume 👻

Make a Halloween Ghost Costume

Step 1: Prepare the Bed Sheet

Begin by taking your old double bedsheet and folding it into quarters. Lay it flat on the floor.

Step 2: Create the Ghost Shape

Create the Ghost Shape

Tie a piece of string to your pen, ensuring it’s longer than the folded quarter edge of your sheet. Hold the string at the corner and mark the widest arc you can. Cut along this line. This forms the body of your ghost costume.

Step 3: Make the Hood

Make the Hood

To create the hood:

  • Take the double-layered piece you just cut off.
  • Measure your head and add five centimeters.
  • Divide this measurement by four and mark another arc on the remaining corner of the fabric.
  • Cut it out .
  • Fold this piece in half and sew the two pieces together, leaving one edge open. This will serve as the back of the hood.

Step 4: Attach the Hood

Attach the Hood

With the hood piece ready, turn it right side out. Pin it to the neck hole of the ghost costume, matching the right sides of the fabric to ensure the seams are on the inside. Sew along the edge to secure the hood of the costume.

Step 5: Create a Spooky Design

Create a Spooky Design

Using black fabric and fusible web, create a spooky design for your costume. Carefully iron the fusible web to the wrong side of the dark fabric , ensuring you iron the papery side and not the gluey side. Sketch out your design with a pencil, making sure to reverse any letters.

Cut out each part of your design and remove the paper layer, leaving the glue fused to your dark fabric. Arrange and press the design pieces onto your costume using a hot iron .

Step 6: Sew Your Design

Sew Your Design

Lastly, sew around the outside edge of all the cutout pieces to ensure they are securely attached to your ghost costume.

With that, your Halloween ghost costume is ready to spook everyone who crosses your path!

Creating a Halloween ghost costume doesn’t have to be complicated. With a few basic materials and some simple sewing, you can craft a spooky and fun costume that’s perfect for the season. Get creative with your design, and don’t forget to wear your best ghostly face to complete the look. Happy Halloween!

Share your ghostly creations or ask any questions you may have about crafting the perfect Halloween ghost costume in the comments below. I’d love to hear about your spooky adventures!👻🎃

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👻 easy ghost costume tutorial with a bed sheet.

When my daughter wanted a ghost Halloween costume, I jumped at the chance to DIY a classic homemade white bed sheet ghost costume.

But, I had to think about how she would see behind bed sheets that are acting like ghost ponchos without the head hole. I didn’t want to just make holes in my DIY ghost costume. You’d see the face inside.

Then, the idea came to me to use screen material. The same thing that keeps the bugs from flying into your house.

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The costume ended up being a great hit. It may be a Halloween costume but it usually makes an appearance well before Halloween night. We’re talking late September. And it isn’t entirely put away until Thanksgiving.

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It seems like there are endless costume ideas for kids to choose from. And, if you are planning on going to a Halloween store, you can even purchase inflatable costumes. But for us DIYers, it’s all about scoring supplies at thrift stores and finding creative costume ideas just about anywhere we look. 

If you are searching for a spooky costume that doesn’t take a lot of time or lots of materials to make, this is the perfect DIY Halloween costume.

Forget the mess of white face paint or the challenge of making a ghost tutu dress combo.

However, this ghost outfit takes the first-place awards for an easy DIY costume. Martha Stewart would be proud.

Here’s how I made my traditional ghost costume:

Ghost Costume Materials & Tutorial

You will need:

  • An old white bedsheet or several white sheets in case you make a mistake (mine was a full size fitted sheet. I cut the edges off leaving raw edges)
  • Some screen material (mine came from an old screen but any hardware store will have it)
  • The ghost eyes and mouth downloadable template at the bottom of this post
  • Black thread
  • Sewing machine, sewing needle or glue (fabric or hot glue and hot glue gun)

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What size sheet do I need to be a sheet ghost?

The size of the white bed sheet needed will depend on the size of your kids. A queen or king size sheet will work best for taller kids or adults. That means this costume even works in the category of women’s costumes.

My sheet for a full-size sheet, which fit my 7-year-old quite well.

Make sure you’re happy with how far the bed sheet hangs before you start cutting. Of course, you can just get white fabric from a fabric store if you don’t have white sheets you can cut for this scary ghost costume.

Flat sheets are best, but if you only have a fitted sheet just trim the elastic out of the corners to make it flat.

How do you cut a sheet for a ghost costume?

How do you cut eye holes and mouth in a sheet for a ghost costume.

Cut the eyes and mouth template and pin them onto the screen material. You will need 4 of the eyes and 2 of the mouth otherwise people will be able to see the little face behind the mask. I just folded the screen material in 4ths so I would only have to cut once.

Easy ghost costume tutorial - pattern of eyes and mouth on screen material with scissors for bedsheet ghost. press print party

Choose where the face should be. Usually somewhere in the middle of the sheet.

You can try placing the sheet over your child’s head and noting where the eyes and mouth should be with a black marker to ensure good placement. Position two pieces of screen material on top of each other for each of the eyes and the mouth.

Here the eye holes are 1 inch apart, but you may want to measure your little goblin’s face before you start sewing.

Related post: Halloween Bat Costume & Butterfly Costume DIY

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You might think that the next step would be to cut out the holes. But if you do that the sheet will deform as you sew the screen and you’ll end up with a wrinkly ghost. We can’t have that now!  So, sew the eyes and the mouth on the sheet FIRST .

A satin stitch works great. I did it with a tight zig-zag stitch on the sewing machine but this step can also be done by hand.

To make this an easy no-sew project, you could use fabric glue or hot glue around the edges of the circles. I would still recommend spending the time and sewing it.

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Then turn the sheet around to the back and cut out the sheet material to create an opening for each eye and mouth.

Easy ghost costume tutorial- cutting the material around the eyes. Press print party

Here you have it. An ooky, spooky ghost costume that your kids will want to wear to the breakfast table.

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Put it on and have a great time with this ghostly look!

If the weather is chillier on Halloween night, just put on a white long-sleeved shirt and other warmer articles of clothing under the white fabric. 

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We didn’t have a problem with the sheet shifting on my girl’s heads, but if you’re afraid the sheet might fall off when your kids run, just use safety pins (or sew) to secure a white knit cap to the inside of the sheet at the top.

If you are looking to create complementary costumes for other kids or the whole family, here are some great ideas:

  • A pac-man costume
  • Pac-man ghost
  • Ghostbuster costumes
  • The Ghost of Christmas Past from A Christmas Carol
  • Boy and girl ghosts. For a girl ghost, just add a hair bow to the top.
  • A friendly ghost costume. Just cut the mouth into a smile rather than a circle.
  • The Peanuts’ ghost costumes from It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  • A reversed ghost with black fabric and white holes

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If you liked this Halloween costume, check out my other creations, like the jellyfish costume , bat costume , butterfly costume , and my list of last-minute Halloween costume ideas .

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How did you get the head to stay in place and not move all over when the kids run?

You can put a knit cap on your kids and safety pin it (or sew it) to the sheet. That way it won’t fall.

Brilliant!!! My 5 year old is going to love this. 🙂

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How to DIY Ghost Costumes for the Whole Family

These ghost-inspired costumes will have the whole fam looking fab-boo-less.

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But, don't give up the ghost—try being one! It's one of the easiest ways to bring on eerie energy for the whole fam. Customize your look with makeup, different materials, and props to go beyond a Scooby-Doo cartoon and create something truly your own. We've got options for you and your boo, plus ideas for toddlers, dogs, and babies.

DIY Ghost Costume for Toddler

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There's nothing more adorable than turning your teetering tot into a hobblin' goblin. While nothing is scarier than the terrible twos, this easy costume should spook the entire crew. As a bonus, it's a super comfortable option, so you can mark one less reason for a tantrum off your list.

  • We recommend using fleece as your white base because it'll keep your kiddo warm, won't snag, and you can cut it to fit any size. Fold the fabric over, then in half, and measure to find the middle of the fold line. Mark this spot with a pin, measure about four inches on either side of the pin, and mark. Cut a small semi-circle and check to see if your child can fit their head through the hole.
  • Now that you have the perfect poncho cut the edges on all sides into triangular strips with sharp edges about an inch wide and five inches high to get your ghostly tails.
  • Next, using a ghost face template cut the eyes and mouth out of black adhesive felt and stick the pieces on the center of the poncho.

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Tip: You can swap the white fleece for an oversized t-shirt or white hoodie for warmer climates and an even easier DIY ghost costume.

DIY Ghost Costume for Women

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Who said ghosts can't look a little glam? This Victorian-inspired look is a break from the basic two holes and a white sheet bit and offers an excuse to head to a boo-tique. The best part is you can easily repurpose the items from this outfit and use them to make other costumes like a zombie bride, Marilyn Monroe, or even a pirate.

  • Begin with a white flowy dress—ideally something that goes down to your ankles or feet for the floating effect.
  • Apply a dark eyeshadow in black or deep blue to create hollowed-out, lifeless eyes.
  • Add accessories like a prop candelabra and white veil so everyone you're just passing through until you find your way to the other side.

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Tip: You can bring this undead look to life by topping off your makeup with dark purple lipstick and some highlighter for a ghostly glow .

DIY Ghost Costume for Dog

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What better way to get your dog into the spirit of Halloween than by turning him into one? Even the pups with the littlest patience can sit still for this easy DIY ghost costume. The spooky fit will have trick-or-treaters take paws before crossing your threshold.

  • Take a plain white bedsheet, an old tablecloth, or even an oversized T-Shirt depending on how big your dog is, and place it over Fido. Mark how much of the cloth you'll need to cover him. Once you've cut the cloth, measure again to mark where his eyes, nose, and mouth are and remove the cloth.
  • Cut holes where you've made marks, and he's all set to haunt the neighborhood.
  • Bonus: you can consider adding a tutu for a little extra flair.

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Most fussy babies are already in character for this one, but luckily you don't need a wailing infant to complete their ghost costume. Turning your child into a pint-sized Casper is an adorable costume for all ages, but those under one turn out a little more fun.

  • Start with a white base like a onesie, hoodie, or t-shirt and shorts.
  • Using black adhesive felt cut out two circles for ghost eyes and place them on a white beanie or cap.
  • Add fun stickers like spiders or cobwebs to the base of the costume.

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Easy DIY Ghost Costume For a Child And Adult

Make this super easy diy ghost costume for you or your kiddo in no time i’ll teach you step by step on how to diy this easy halloween costume, i can feel in the air that the summer is almost over and with that fact, i started already thinking about fall decoration ideas and diy halloween costumes as well. my daughter wants to dress up as a friendly ghost this year and have a candy corn bag. so, there it is, i designed an easy diy ghost costume and a bag in a candy corn colors., previously i designed an easy diy owl costume that you can make in any size. also, for a super mario lover, you’ll find a small child size diy thwomp costume . and then an easy diy tinker bell dress up that will make little fairy girl super happy., let’s get ready to make a ghost costume in child and adult sizes, to make this ghost costume you’ll need a white fabric preferably cotton or cotton blend. for a small child, a 44” wide fabric will be perfect to use. and, for an adult, you’ll need a 108” wide quilting fabric., you determine the width of the costume by measuring from the top of the middle finger through the torso to the top of the middle finger of the other hand. and the model needs to be with their arms lifted to the sides., if you are planning to make this ghost costume for a child and an adult, you may need to get just the 108” wide fabric. in average size adult the measurement from “finger to finger” is around 60”. so, you can cut the fabric longwise and use the leftover for a child-size ghost costume., note: the best way to cut a long piece of fabric is to make a small cut on the edge of the fabric and just rip it with your hands. it will rip the fabric perfectly straight following the grain., also, you need to know how much fabric to get. to determine that you need to take a measurement from the top of the head to the toes. then, multiply that amount by two. so, for instance, if your child measures 40” from the top of the head to the toes then you’ll need 80” of fabric. and, that’s about 2.25 yards. this post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link i will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more) i always recommend products i tried, use, and love., what you need for an easy diy ghost costume, basic sewing tools, cotton or cotton blend white quilting fabric 44” or 108” wide, black quilting fabric – fat quarter works great, lightweight iron-on interfacing, free ghost face template is ready to download at my resource library – to get the password, fill out the form at the bottom of this post, i am happy to teach you how to make a ghost costume, remember to always wash and dry fabric ahead of time to preshrink it., step 1. iron the interfacing to the back of the black fabric and cut out the face pieces..

Learn how to sew a ghost costume in child and adult sizes!

Step 2. Take measurements of the head and particularly: ear to ear and top of the head to the bottom of the neck.

Then, fold the white fabric in half aligning the salvages together. it doesn’t matter now if you fold it right or wrong side together. and then fold it again but lengthwise. pin in few places so the fabric won’t shift., now, using a fabric pencil mark the head measurements as it shows in the picture. make sure to add about 11/2” in the width for the seam. that way the headpiece of the costume will fit nicely and loose after sewn. then, draw a contour of the head starting from the top, through the width mark, and then make a curve by the bottom of the neck mark and straight to the side. next, cut it following the drawn contour line..

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Step 3. First, take a measurement from the top of the head to eye level and add a seam allowance to the amount. Then, mark that measurement in the middle of a one white costume piece from the top. That will mark the level of the eye-opening.

Also, take a measurement from the middle of one eye to the middle of the other eye. and then mark it on the fabric., pin the black eyes pieces first to make sure they are in the right position. and then stitch them using a zig-zag stitch. now, cut the white fabric out of the eyes and then using a zig-zag stitch again stitch the edges together..

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Step 4. Pin the top of the white costume pieces right side together and stitch. Using a zig-zag stitch finish the seam and that will prevent the fabric from fraying.

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Step 5. Fold the costume in half lengthwise and align the edges. Then, cut the corner out in a curve shape. Use a zig-zag stitch to finish the raw edges.

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And there! You’ve just learned how to sew a ghost costume. Wasn’t that easy Halloween costume project?

Learn how to sew a ghost costume for a child and adult!

Now, I will show you how to sew a candy corn bag that would match any Halloween dress up.

So, you’ll need candy corn colors of fabrics and fat quarters are perfect to use for this easy sewing project., step 1. cut three 14×14” squares out of each color fabric. then, cut 2×16” strips out of any leftover color of fabric..

Sew a candy corn bag to go with a DIY ghost costume!

Step 2. Cut the yellow and orange squares in half and then stitch them together in the pattern as it shows in the picture.

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Step 3. Then, fold the bag piece right side together and stitch along the long edges. Using a zig-zag stitch finish the seam.

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Step 4. Now, flatten the bottom corners that the seam is in the center. Mark the corners about 2” wide and stitch across following the mark.

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Step 5. Fold the upper raw edge twice, about ½” to the left side, and stitch around.

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Step 6. Pin the strips right side together and stitch along long edges. Turn the sewn strips right side out and iron them flat. You just made nice handles for your candy corn bag!

Finally, stitch the ends of the handles to the top edge of inside the bag, about 4” apart..

Sew a candy corn bag to go with a DIY ghost costume!

And you’ve made an awesome, handmade costume for this Halloween!

I hope you enjoyed learning how to diy a ghost costume and a candy corn to go with. you can share a picture of your handmade halloween costume on my facebook page., happy trick or treating, want to remember this save the easy diy ghost costume to your favorite pinterest board.

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Is there a pattern for the eyes and mouth? I can’t find it.

Hello Breanne, the templates for the eyes and mouth are in my free resource library. You need to sign up in the sign-up box to receive the password to my library.

I’d love this pattern

Hi great ghost costume, I am currently working on it but confused is it 1½ or 11½ thank you for any help.

Hello Christina, It’s one and a half inch for the seam.

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How to make a ghost costume for Halloween in 4 easy steps (no sewing required!)

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Spook-tacular step by step: How to make a ghost costume from a sheet

Creating a ghost costume embraces the playful spirit of Halloween, offering a blend of simplicity and creative expression.

A DIY ghost costume is generally an effortless yet rewarding project, transforming basic materials like a bed sheet, scissors and some black fabric paint into a spooky attire. The process is as straightforward as folding a sheet, cutting out eye holes, and adding a personal touch with some eerie facial features.

Tailoring the costume to individual style is part of the fun, making the ghost costume a delightful choice for those looking to capture the essence of Halloween with a touch of DIY charm​.

How to make a ghost costume for Halloween

Ghost costume how to: Materials needed

Here’s how to make a simple ghost Halloween costume made from a bed sheet. This is a straightforward and budget-friendly option that you can easily customize to fit your own style.

  • White bed sheet (preferably twin or full size)
  • White thread and needle (optional)
  • Black fabric paint or permanent markers
  • Measuring tape
  • Rubber bands (optional)

How to make a ghost costume for Halloween: Girl wearing ghost costume holding pumpkin bucket with candies

Steps for how to make a ghost costume from a sheet

Step 1: measure and cut the sheet.

  • Fold the sheet : Fold the white bed sheet in half. This will give you an idea of how long the sheet will be when draped over your body.
  • Measure the length : Use the measuring tape to decide how long you want the costume to be. Make sure it’s a safe length that won’t cause tripping.
  • Start trimming: Trim the sheet to your desired length.

Step 2: Mark and cut out the eye holes

  • Try it on: Have someone mark where your eyes should be, and make sure to align the holes so that they are symmetrical.
  • Take off the costume and use black fabric paint to paint on two large ovals (or circles or another shape) in those spots. The “eyes” should be bigger than the eye holes you will cut.
  • Cut holes for eyes : After the paint has dried, cut out two small holes for the eyes. It’s best to start small and enlarge them if necessary. 

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Step 3: Customize your ghost costume DIY

  • Add facial features : Using black fabric paint or permanent markers, you can draw a mouth, nose, or any other features you’d like to include.
  • Optional stitching : If you find that the sheet is too loose, you can sew some parts together to better fit your body. You can also add an elastic band around the waist area for a better fit.
  • Tatter the edges : For a more worn and spooky look, you can cut the edges of the sheet into jagged shapes.
  • Use white gloves with your homemade costume so you can use your hands freely without spoiling the look. (You can get a dozen pairs of white cotton archival gloves without spending too much — see some here .)
  • Nothing says a ghost costume has to be white! For a fun look, use sheets in solid colors or patterns.

How to make a ghost costume for Halloween with colorful sheets

Step 4: Test the fit of your DIY ghost costume

  • Try it on again : Once you’ve made the necessary adjustments, try on the costume over some slim-fitting clothing to make sure it fits well, isn’t too long (mid-calf height works, especially if you have dark pants on underneath), and that you can see through the eye holes.
  • Final adjustments : Make any last-minute adjustments for fit, comfort and safety.
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October 12, 2015 By Rachel Nielson 52 Comments

Make a cute no-sew ghost costume for your little spook with this tutorial. Ghost ponchos are so much cuter than the traditional sheet-over-the-head costume and safer too!

Make a cute no-sew ghost costume for your little spook with this tutorial. Ghost ponchos are so much cuter than the traditional sheet-over-the-head costume!

Good morning!  This is Sarah’s sister Rachel, and last Halloween I somehow created a really darling and really easy no-sew ghost costume for my kids. I mean, take a look for yourself: aren’t they the cutest little ghouls you’ve ever seen?

No Sew Ghost Costume

Now lest you get the wrong idea about me, I must start off by admitting that I am not a crafter or a blogger; I am merely Sarah’s little sister who does not have domestic abilities. Despite this truth, every once in a while I get lucky and create something cute for my kids, and when that miraculous and sporadic event occurs, Sarah convinces me to share my ideas on her blog. The problem is, I don’t really have ideas; I just have dumb-luck. But I am more than willing to try to share some of that with all of you!

I’m sorry if this tutorial is sub-par. I don’t have detailed photos of the process or exact measurements for the materials, but I will do my best to explain what I can. And the good news is, this costume is really forgiving and doesn’t have to be exact.

Just look at my photos and read my basic instructions for this no-sew ghost costume and then create something truly unique with your own flair.

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Let me explain how these no-sew costumes came into existence:

My three-year-old son, Noah, asked to be a ghost for Halloween, and I will admit that I was initially disappointed. He has had some really unique and cute costumes in his few years of life, and honestly, I thought a ghost sounded pretty boring. I pictured a kid with a sheet over his head with holes cut out for eyes and a mouth, similar to the ridiculous picture of my brother-in-law below, and I just wasn’t feeling it.

Classic Ghost Costume

My dismay increased as I started to look for costumes to purchase online. Like I mentioned, I am not a crafter, and I could not find anything online that I could just buy. Everything was too scary and zombie-ish for my liking, or it was just corny and not very cute. Did this mean I was actually going to have to make something for my child’s Halloween costume?? Gulp.

To top this dilemma off, my son wanted to match his baby sister, so I needed something that would work for both of them, but I don’t have the skills or supplies to sew anything!

I scoured Pinterest (and sorted past all the photos of kids dressed as zombie ghosts because that just gives me the creeps) until I found this photo. Unfortunately, this Etsy seller was all sold out so I couldn’t just buy it—but I thought the idea of a poncho was really cute, and when I realized that I could probably make this costume without sewing a stitch , I was sold.

I took this photo to the friendly ladies at the fabric store, and they helped me buy some supplies. That is what I love about workers at fabric stores: they really know what they are doing. They give great advice to inept crafters like me, so if this “tutorial” that I am writing isn’t detailed enough for you, but you’d like to make some ghost ponchos for your own kiddos, just take a photo of my kids’ no-sew ghost costume to the fabric store and ask those talented ladies how to recreate them. They will probably do a much better job explaining it than I will!

How to Make a no-sew ghost costume.

What I bought at the fabric store :

  • Two yards of white fleece for the poncho. (This was enough for both my 3-year-old son and my 4-month-old baby, but you should measure your child’s heights before you go to the store and plan accordingly.)
  • Three 8.5 x 11 sheets of stiff black felt for the ghost face
  • Fabric glue so I wouldn’t have to sew on the faces. (I bought Beacon Adhesives “Fabric-Tac Permanent Adhesive ” and it worked great.)
  • Sharp sewing scissors

How I made the ghost ponchos :

  • I folded the piece of fleece in half and held it up to my son. I marked how long it should be if I wanted it to end just above his ankle. I also had him reach his arms out so I could measure his wingspan, and I marked the fabric at about his palms.
  • I laid the folded piece of fleece on the ground and, using the markings as a reference, drew half an oval onto the fabric with a pencil.   I then cut out an oval from the fleece.
  • I cut a hole in the middle of the oval for his head to go through. I used a water glass to measure this (diameter of 3.5 inches), and, honestly, I think it was a little too big. Fleece really stretches, and you’d be surprised how small a hole can go over a child’s head. I would start small (maybe 2 inches?) and try it on your child. Then trim a little bigger if you need to.
  • I cut strips that were about 1.5 inches wide and 6 inches long all the way around the oval of fleece. They weren’t completely uniform in width, and it didn’t matter. There were also a few spots where the angles got all wonky as I went around a curve, and that didn’t matter either. Just do your best to make mostly uniform, straight cuts, and if you have a few weird ones, don’t sweat it.
  • I tied each of the strips into a knot. They were not tied to each other; each individual strip was just knotted around itself and pulled tight. One strip=One knot.
  • My husband made the ghost faces. He consulted the internet for ideas and got input from my son, and then he simply drew some designs onto construction paper, cut them out, and put them against the poncho to make sure they were the right shape and size. Once we were sure about size and design, he traced them onto the black felt and cut them out.
  • We then pinned the felt pieces to the poncho and had my son try it on, so we could move the face around to be just perfect. After we got that right, we took it back off of our son and glued the felt on with the fabric glue.

Victory! This no-sew ghost costume is so cute!!

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We repeated this same process to make a ghost poncho for our four-month-old baby girl. And need I remind you of how cute she looked in it?

Make a cute no-sew ghost costume for your little spook with this tutorial. Ghost ponchos are so much cuter than the traditional sheet-over-the-head costume!

I know what you’re thinking, what about their cute hats ?? They really make the outfit, don’t they?

I searched high and low for a knotted white stocking cap for my son because I knew it would complete his ghostly look. I ended up finding one on Amazon called “Solid Color Knotted Baby Hat” by Jacqui’s Premie Pride Inc. I bought the size 12-24 month, even though he was three years old, and it worked! Unfortunately, this hat is no longer for sale on Amazon. I did a quick Google search, and I found it for sale in infant sizes here , but I could not find it for bigger boys.

The good news for all of you crafty people out there is that I’m sure this type of hat would be simple for someone with minimal sewing skills to make. I found a tutorial from Fish Kiss on YouTube here , and there were many more tutorials and patterns online.

In the end, I absolutely loved this Halloween costume, and I’m so glad that my son suggested it. It was easy to make, comfortable and warm for him to wear, quick for him to throw on over a pair of black sweatpants and a white long-sleeved shirt, and pretty stinking cute in my unbiased opinion!

Make a cute no-sew ghost costume for your little spook with this tutorial. Ghost ponchos are so much cuter than the traditional sheet-over-the-head costume!

Dumb-luck and no-sew costumes for the win!

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October 22, 2015 at 9:47 am

This is cute! And creative, I don’t think I would have thought of a poncho for the ghost! I was going to make my son a Mummy costume this year, but last minute he decided he wanted to be Mario. My daughter is only 5 months old so she’s a kitty, black shirt, black legging and a kitty headband 🙂 easy peasy!

I’ll have to remember this next year when I have a toddler!

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October 25, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Oh my goodness at the cuteness! These ghost costumes are making me wish that my three kiddos were still itty bitty! Well done and great tutorial. ~ Ashley

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October 26, 2015 at 4:46 am

Congrats on being featured that ghost costume is so creative an adorable!

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September 16, 2016 at 7:26 pm

Perfect! My 4 year old has decided he wants to be a ghost this year for Halloween. I totally understand your initial disappointment. My kids have had some really fun, unique homemade costumes as well – and a ghost seemed well, ordinary. I didn’t want a sheet over the head due to safety concerns, and so started out looking for other ideas. This one is awesome – and it will be great whether it’s warmer or cooler this Halloween – we’ve had 70+ temps and we’ve had snow, so you never know. My 1 year old is going to be Slimer – found a really cute tutu dress costume for her. The 4yo is still trying to convince his older brothers to be Ghostbusters, but is they won’t, Dad will – he’s awesome like that. Thank you for sharing your idea and the tutorial – which is more than adequate to recreate the costume. Off to buy supplies this weekend. Thanks again.

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September 17, 2016 at 9:33 am

Yay!!! I’m so glad we could help! That family costume idea sounds AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love love love it!!! I am actually working on a post of family costume ideas. If you are comfortable with having your family’s picture on a blog (we will not use kid names!) then please email me a good pic or two of the group together after it’s done! It sounds so great I would love to include it! If not that is TOTALLY fine!! 🙂 Happy Halloween!!!

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September 28, 2016 at 2:38 pm

While all his little buddies are being super heros, my 3 year old wants to be a ghost for Halloween this year. I was so excited when I found your cute costume idea! Both my 3 year old and my 18 month old will be ghosts, and my husband and I are going to be ghost busters! Can’t wait to start making these cute costumes. Thanks for the awesome idea

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October 11, 2016 at 7:09 pm

They are adorable ghosts! Great idea for making the costumes. Included your tutorial in my round up post this week for Dream Create Inspire. Thanks for linking up with us!

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October 14, 2016 at 3:23 am

Such a good, easy idea! 🙂 Lisa

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October 14, 2016 at 9:18 am

This is great my little guy wants to be a ghost! However he wants me to be a ghost too plus I am prego. I was wondering how you did the baby costume. I think I might be able to make a big version for myself???

October 14, 2016 at 10:24 am

This post is from my sister, but I am pretty much 100% positive that they made both ponchos the same way. Looking at them I would, and the instructions say how we made the ponchoS. I think they made them the same way but perhaps tied her tassels on the side so it didn’t open? I would think with a preggo belly you’d let it be open and free, though. 😉 Sounds like a cute idea with the two of you! Enjoy!

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October 14, 2016 at 1:43 pm

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October 30, 2016 at 6:52 pm

Just wanted to say thanks so much for this post! We used it to make ghost costumes for our boys this year. I wish I could upload a pic–they came out great!

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October 9, 2017 at 8:11 pm

Just made this for my 4 YO. Thank you for sharing!

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September 9, 2018 at 8:46 am

My daughter (disappointedly) wants to be a ghost this year for Halloween. The best part – she insists that it be a pink ghost. Because no one sells pink ghost costumes, I was afraid I was going to have to do the sheet-over-the-head bit. Then, I found your post – thank you so much for the much cuter no-sew tutorial!! Now I feel better about the whole ghost thing!

September 10, 2018 at 9:56 am

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October 15, 2018 at 8:09 pm

Thank you! My two year old wants to be a “pumpkin ghost” for Halloween. He agreed that this could be a pumpkin ghost if it was orange. Apparently the jack o lantern costumes don’t count as pumpkin ghosts….

October 16, 2018 at 3:01 pm

Yay! I’m so glad it worked!

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October 16, 2018 at 8:07 pm

Thank you for posting this. It was a life saver. I just made the poncho part. I just have bought give wrong fabric bec it shed when I cut it everywhere. I took it outside and shook it but now I’m wondering if I should wash it? I bought it from Walmart. It was in the precut section already rolled in a ball- super soft. Any thoughts?

October 17, 2018 at 8:20 am

It’s hard to say without seeing it, but it sounds like you may have bought cuddle/minky fabric. Washing may help, but it will always shed some unless it’s hemmed. Sorry about that. What you really need is fleece.

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October 22, 2018 at 12:37 pm

I love this! My 3 yo wants to be a ghost and am going on do this! I have a 4 months old also but not sure how you measured for the baby…?

October 22, 2018 at 1:56 pm

Just do it the same way that is described in the instructions! Instead of holding it up to a 3 year old, lay a 4 month old down on the felt and measure. It doesn’t have to be exact, luckily. 🙂

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October 23, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Using this idea, but I got a white sheet instead of fleece. I think I made the neck hole a little big also, but I got white long-johns to go under it so hopefully we will be OK. Thanks for the great idea!!

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October 25, 2018 at 10:50 pm

Thank you for this post! My little ghosts are loving their costumes this year and I didn’t have to break a sweat!

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October 31, 2019 at 12:13 pm

Made this for Halloween. Turned out great. I definitely agree about the neck hole size. I did 3 inches and that was too big. Thanks.

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October 17, 2020 at 8:05 pm

Hi, I don’t know if you’re aware of this or not but the picture of your nephew in his ghost costume is on Amazon when you search for a toddler ghost costume. Maybe you’re the one selling it through Amazon or maybe this company “Ambabe” stole the picture from your blog. I just thought I’d let you know in case you don’t already know because if someone had stolen a picture from my blog I would want to know about it. Here’s the link and the name of the product. https://www.amazon.com/Ambabe-Toddler-Halloween-Clothes-HatFancy/dp/B08G8ZRMRP/ref=sr_1_14_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=toddler+ghost+costume&qid=1602985552&sr=8-14-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzNUM4QjVKQ0RBNElGJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNzIxNjY2Mzk0QUMxQVJaQUs5MSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMTkzNzE5MjNTRU5VUTBCUFdKWSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX210ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

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October 19, 2020 at 12:31 pm

Thank you so much for letting me know!! I definitely did not give them permission to use his photo!

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October 29, 2020 at 12:13 pm

Yes! I just saw this on Amazon! People are just plain jerks. I hope Amazon will take it down.

And four years later…people (me) are using this awesome post to make the cutest ghost costume for their 3 year old son and 4 year old nephew!!!

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October 12, 2021 at 12:10 am

Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic article post. Really thank you! Keep writing.

November 11, 2022 at 10:46 am

Ugh. Thank you for letting me know! This is a problem EVERY year! It is NOT ok for them to be using my photos!

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September 26, 2023 at 3:04 pm

Hi! I’m hoping to make this costume for my 2.5 year old daughter this year! I don’t know if I missed this part, but how do you connect both ends of the poncho? Did you just use the fabric glue? Thanks! 🙂

October 8, 2023 at 10:59 am

Not sure I understand your question. It’s a poncho so it’s jut one big piece of fabric with a head hole cut in the middle. We didn’t connect the ends.

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Ghost decorations and goodies are popular for spooky parties and events, especially Halloween. Here are a few ghoulish decorations, hauntingly sweet treats, and ghostly costumes that are simple enough for you to create for a ghost-themed event at any time of the year.

Ingredients

Ghost meringues.

  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) semisweet chocolate chips

Simple Ghost Decoration [1] X Research source

Step 1 Stack two paper cups together.

  • If the structure seems unstable, you can strengthen it by taping the cups together. You only need this structure temporarily.

Step 2 Rest a small balloon on top.

  • The color balloon you use does not matter since it will only be used temporarily.
  • Balloons meant for use as water balloons usually create the right size.

Step 3 Cut 8 inches (20 cm) of cheesecloth.

  • Choose white cheesecloth over off-white or beige colors.

Step 4 Soak the cheesecloth in fabric stiffener.

  • Work quickly.
  • Pour the fabric stiffener into a wide, low bowl to make this process as easy as possible.

Step 5 Immediately drape the cheesecloth over the balloon.

  • The sides of the cheesecloth do not need to be precisely even, but they should be fairly similar in length.
  • Let the fabric stiffener on the cheesecloth dry. This should take about 10 minutes.

Step 6 Pop the balloon once dry.

  • A hardened "ghost" shape should be left behind. Remove it from your paper cup stand.

Step 7 Decorate the ghost.

  • Let the glue dry.
  • Use your fingers to gently spread out and roughen the edges for a more ghost-like appearance.
  • Thread fishing line, thread, or twine through the top of the ghost. Tie a knot and hang it up as a decoration.

Spookier Ghost Decoration [2] X Research source

Step 1 Form the arms.

  • Wrap the center portion of the wire around the padded portion of the hanger six times. Equal amounts of wire should hang off both ends.
  • Slip the foam insulation over each piece of wire hanging from the center of the hanger. Slide the insulation as far as it will go so that each piece is directly against the padding of the clothes hanger.
  • Use packing tap to hold the insulation in place.
  • Straighten out the hook of the hanger so that it can be used as the "neck" of the ghost later on.

Step 2 Create a base for the torso.

  • Trim large rectangles of bubble wrap over the top of the hanger. Each piece should be the same size, and the overall length should be twice the length you want for your finished ghost.
  • Poke the straightened hook of the hanger through the center of the bubble wrap.
  • Start with one piece of wrap and gradually add on other layers.
  • Secure in place using packing tape.

Step 3 Attach the head.

  • Secure with packing tape.

Step 4 Drape white fabric over the structure.

  • Save any scraps of fabric you cut or rip off.
  • Use sheer white fabric or white fabric that has sheer pieces attached to it. Tulle works well, but other sheer, free-flowing fabrics work just as well.
  • If you have trouble working with the fabric while the ghost is flat, temporary suspend it using fishing line tied around the neck.

Step 5 Trim the arms.

  • Note that both sides of the clothesline wire arms should still be roughly equal to one another.

Step 6 Create hands.

  • You can use plastic, rubber, or fabric gloves, but make sure to choose either clear or white gloves when making your choice.

Step 7 Fill in the figure.

  • Once thee fabric has been completely used up, cut and shred pieces of white trash bag to fill the ghost figure in instead.

Step 8 Hang the ghost as a decoration.

  • Note that the taste and consistency of meringue cookies are delicate, so you should not use cooking spray or aluminum foil to line the tray. Stick with parchment paper.

Step 2 Beat the egg whites and cream of tartar.

  • With "soft peaks," the egg whites should be a solid, fluffy mass. When you remove the mixer from the egg whites, peaks or points should begin to form before deflating.
  • Glass and metal bowls are best when beating egg whites because they tend to hold less grease than plastic bowls. The presence of grease can prevent your egg whites from whipping up correctly.

Step 3 Add the sugar and continue mixing.

  • With "stiff peaks," the egg whites should form solid peaks or points when you remove the mixer. These peaks should hold their shape.

Step 4 Spoon the egg white into a pastry bag.

  • Make sure that the bag is fitted with a large, round tip.
  • Do not deflate or smash the egg whites into the bag since doing so will cause the air you just whipped into them to escape.

Step 5 Pipe 8 to 10 ghosts onto your baking sheet.

  • Apply the egg whites to the baking sheet using a swirling motion. Each ghost should be made from one continuous, upward-swirling line of piped meringue.
  • Swirl the meringue onto the sheet to form a spiral base, then gradually swirl the meringue in an upward tower shape so that the top is significantly thinner than the bottom of each ghost.

Step 6 Bake until dry.

  • Let cool on a wire rack before decorating.

Step 7 Melt the chocolate chips.

  • Stir the chips halfway through to prevent burning.
  • Stir the partially melted chips after they come out of the microwave to melt any lumps that are still solid.

Step 8 Pipe the chocolate onto the cooled meringue ghosts.

  • Let the chocolate cool before displaying and serving.

Additional Ghost Crafts

Step 1 Craft a simple ghost using felt

  • Use the same basic technique to make a ghost out of tissue or make a ghost from plastic grocery bags.

Step 2 Create a cute and easy paper plate ghost

Other Ghostly Recipes

Step 1 Whip up a...

  • Get creative with this theme to make other ghostly graveyard dishes. In addition to the standard dessert version, you can also make a cookie pizza or an appetizer centered around the same concept.

Step 2 Decorate your brownies with the shape of a ghost

Ghost Costumes

Step 1 Make a traditional...

  • For an even simpler alternative, make your ghost costume using an old bedsheet.
  • You could also make normal clothes look ghostly by sprinkling them with baby powder. Complete the look with the right sort of makeup and hair style.

Step 2 Create Charlie Brown's ghost costume

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Things you'll need, simple ghost decoration.

  • 2 paper cups
  • 1 small inflatable balloon (water balloon size)
  • Cheesecloth
  • Fabric stiffener
  • Wide-mouthed bowl

Spookier Ghost Decoration

  • 7 feet (2.1 m) clothesline wire
  • Padded clothes hanger
  • Two 3-foot (1 m) pieces of polyethylene foam pipe insulation
  • Clear packing tape
  • Bubble wrap
  • Plastic foam wig head
  • Sheer white fabric
  • Fishing line
  • White gloves
  • Cotton balls
  • White garbage bags
  • Hot glue gun
  • Shallow baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Large, round tip for pastry bag
  • Large glass or metal bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • Microwave-safe dish
  • Resealable plastic sandwich bags

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To make a fast and easy ghost decoration, stack two paper cups end to end and put an inflated balloon in the top one. Then, cut out 8 inches of cheesecloth, dip it in a fabric stiffener and drape it over the balloon. Once the fabric has stiffened, you can remove the fabric, glue eyes onto it, and hang it from the ceiling. Keep reading to learn how to make a scarier ghost with arms or how to bake candy ghosts! Did this summary help you? Yes No

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Ghost costumes are some of the quickest, easiest, and least expensive to make. Whether you're budget-strapped this Halloween or just want to dabble in the creative world of homemade costumes, these frightening ideas are sure to put a new spin on a Halloween classic.

How to Make a Basic Ghost Costume

Before you start planning your ghost costume, you'll need to decide what type of ghost you want to portray. The most common ghost costume is made from a simple white sheet with small eye holes. This costume idea takes minutes to create, and can easily be removed for ease of wear. While there is certainly nothing wrong with this beloved costume style, it isn't the most unique method for spooking!

If you would like to have a ghost costume that actually frightens people on Halloween night, you'll want to add a few more ghastly details and special effects to your costume idea. Start with the basic ghost costume and then add accessories as needed, depending on the type of ghost you've chosen.

  • Old and rumpled white clothing, the more tattered the better
  • White face paint
  • Black face paint
  • Long artificial nails
  • Long, white wig
  • Shoes, preferably in white or nude
  • Red fabric paint

Instructions

  • Add a few tears to the white clothing.
  • Add some red paint to the clothing to look like blood stains.
  • Use white face paint to create a pale face. Apply white paint with a moistened sponge for a light, believable finish. Reapply as needed until you have the desired look.
  • Apply black face paint lightly on the apples of the cheeks and on the crevices of the eyelids to create a sunken and ghastly appearance.
  • Long wigs are the best choice to create the appearance of matted, unkempt hair. Since artificial hair costume wigs can't be styled without creating a stringy mess, a simple stroke through the wig with the palm of your hands will break up the sleek style while beginning to tangle and mat the wig.
  • While you can wear any color pair of shoes, a lighter shade will help create the appearance of "floating." Women can pair white or nude ballet flats with dresses to create an other-worldy look.
  • Apply long artificial nails (preferably in a neutral polish).

Variations on Ghost Costumes

There are a lot of different directions that a the wearer can take with a ghost costume.

Shakespearean Ghost

Ghosts were a reoccuring theme in Shakespearean literature.

  • Banquo- Banquo is the ghost of Macbeth's friend and can make for the perfect variation on the traditional ghost costume. Wear britches, a waistcoat and ruff. These items can be easily found or contrived from thrift store items, and can then be stained with blood and powdered dead-white.
  • The ghost of Hamlet's father- The ghost of Hamlet's father has always had a variety of looks. You can even use the standard sheet, but you'll need to add some bits of armor such as a helmet and sword. Both can easily picked up at a costume shop or rented for a nominal fee, and these accessories should be enough to let everyone know who you are. If your head is showing, add to the fun by having blood drip from your ear where the poison was deposited!

Dickens Ghosts

If you want to know how to make a ghost costume for a group, look no further than the Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol . There are four ghosts in this story that can be made into a costume:

  • Scrooge's former partner Marley - Wear a suit and vest, covered in chains. To complete the look, carry a money box.
  • The ghost of Christmas Past - Wear a long, white robe or flowing white dress. This ghost had a candle on its head, so you'll need to wear a bright, shiny headpiece. If you can find a crown or wig with a light attached, that is ideal.
  • The ghost of Christmas Present - Wear a long, green, fur-lined robe. If you don't have naturally curly hair, wear a curly brown wig and a wreath on your head. Carry a fake torch.
  • The ghost of Christmas Yet to Come - Wear a black, hooded robe similar to a Grim Reaper costume.

Additional Variations

The basic ghost costume is easy, but can be a little boring.Try some variations to make it unique and interesting.

  • Consider pairing your ghostly suit with an evil clown mask.
  • Men can search for old tattered suits or military uniforms to portray fallen officers and gentlemen.
  • Add props like chains to do better haunting.
  • Wear an old bridal dress and be a dead bride ghost.

No matter what style of ghost costume you choose to make, you're sure to have a great time trick-or-treating or attending a Halloween party when you wear your outfit. Your costume will be fun, comfy, and creative, and you'll be glad to know that you made the costume yourself without having to spend a fortune.

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16 DIY Ghost Costume Ideas For Fun Spookiness

Ghost costume is so easy to DIY, affordable, and even complements the main theme for every creepy costume party to bring some fun fear. Here are some DIY ghost costumes that skip the other time-consuming attires and come as last-minute outfits. From the mom’s hack white sheet ghost costume to the tulle ghost, ghost frocks for girls, poncho or hoodies ghosts, scary, and much more! Even based on ghost depictions by artists, they are more cute than scary and not real!

How To Dress Like A Ghost?

To dress like a classic ghost, as you will also see in ghost DIY costume ideas below, you will need only a white bed sheet (small enough to fit and not in use!). First, cut two ovals from a black fabric for the eyes and one more for the traditional mouth (which seems to be open!). Also, make little holes in the eyes so light may pass. Then drape that over, and you will be a ghost. If the edges at the bottom are longer, adjust them to avoid stumbles. However, it was a basic and quick idea; for more, you continue reading to get the right instruction for your chosen.

You can also make a hoodie on where your head was settling and then make a hole for the head to come out. This way, you will have a more comfortable costume that doesn’t hinder the fun. You can make the ghost eyes and mouth in front of the dress for a girl.

Easy DIY Toddler Ghost Costume

Easy DIY Toddler Ghost Costume

Looking for a simple yet adorable Halloween costume for your toddler? Check out this easy DIY ghost costume, capturing your toddler’s fascination with playing the spooky role! With no pattern needed, this budget-friendly costume perfectly fits your family’s Halloween theme and saves precious time. Skip the complex costumes and watch your little ones spark joy as they playfully “spook” the neighborhood on Halloween night.

Materials: 

  • 1.5 yards of white fleece
  • sewing machine
  • fabric scissors
  • disappearing ink fabric pen and string
  • black iron-on vinyl (or you could also use black felt, black adhesive felt, or a stencil and fabric paint)
  • Cricut machine and Cricut Access subscription
  • Cricut EasyPress Mini and pressing mat
  • white pants

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Kids Ghost Costume

Kids Ghost Costume

Create a fun ghost costume for your little princess this Halloween using a tulle tutu. Measure tulle strips to double your child’s height and attach to a satin-covered stretchy ribbon fitting around your child’s chest. Use two extra strips for a halter tie, giving adjustment options. Add Fomic sheet eyes and mouth to complete this adorable DIY ghost outfit!

  • White Tulle
  • 1 Yard Stretchy Ribbon
  • 4 Inches White Satin Ribbon
  • 1 Square Each Black and White Felt

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How To Make A Sheet Ghost Costume

How To Make A Sheet Ghost Costume

Here’s the perfect costume for those who want to repurpose old items. This DIY idea turns a simple white sheet into a timeless ghost costume by cutting out eye holes and sprucing it up with optional accessories. Wearing black goggles hides your eye hole, and wearing the beanie keeps the costume in place. You can go with the plane sheets or give it this torn look and by adding faux blood can make this DIY costume even more scary!

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Easy DIY Ghost Costume

Easy DIY Ghost Costume

Create memorable Halloween moments with this super easy DIY ghost costume, suitable for both kids and adults. Using white fabric and some basic sewing, you can fashion a friendly ghost outfit. Measurements are taken from finger-to-finger and head-to-toes, allowing the costume to fit perfectly. With a few finishing touches, like a black fabric face, your DIY ghost costume is ready to fright and delight!

  • basic sewing tools
  • cotton or cotton blend white quilting fabric 44” or 108” wide
  • black quilting fabric – fat quarter works great
  • lightweight iron-on interfacing

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No-Sew Ghost Costume

No-Sew Ghost Costume

Elevate your last-minute Halloween costume with this no-sew ghost costume. It is a fun, easy Halloween DIY, even for the busiest parents. Instead of a sheet, this design uses a white fleece formed into a wearable poncho and a cute ghost face out of black adhesive felt. The main feature is its knotted fringes that make this DIY costume upout shine from others. It’s comfortable, open on the sides, and perfect for school or trick-or-treating days.

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Groovy Ghost The Easiest DIY Vintage Halloween Costume Ever

Groovy Ghost The Easiest DIY Vintage Halloween Costume Ever

Experience the coolest DIY vintage Halloween costume ever, the Groovy Ghost, from Emily Retro. This quick and easy costume is perfect for men, women, teens, kids, couples, and groups. Instead of using a plain white sheet like a classic ghost, use a flower power 1970s vintage floral sheet to create a visually stunning twist. With minimal supplies needed, such as sunglasses and an optional trick-or-treat pail, this Groovy Ghost costume will be the talk of any Halloween event.

Easy No-Sew Ghost Costume

Easy No-Sew Ghost Costume

This Halloween, design a charming, easy, no-sew ghost costume for your little ghouls. The costume is not only spooky but also comes with an adorable beanie that keeps your baby snug and warm, adding to the aesthetic. Shun the traditional sheet-over-the-head style and opt for this safe and adorable ghost poncho. Use white fleece to fit your child, cut into an oval with a head hole. Add a unique and friendly ghost face made out of a stiff black felt. Perfect for a fuss-free, cute, and warm Halloween!

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Easy Ghost Costume

Easy Ghost Costume

Get your child ready for some gushing compliments this Halloween by dressing this spooky outfit. The costume creates an illusion of floating, taking your little one’s ghostly presence to a whole new level. Made with layered tulle for a floating appearance and a white fabric base, it also features a glow necklace for a touch of eerie luminescence. Add some face paint for an extra creep factor, ensuring a memorable Halloween!

  • White stretch fabric
  • Sewing machine (optional) or Safety pins
  • Halloween Makeup (White and Black)

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Easy Ghost Costume Tutorial With A Bed Sheet

Easy Ghost Costume Tutorial With A Bed Sheet

If you enjoy DIY projects and creativity, look up the classic ghost costume guide that uses your old bedsheet to make a spooky costume for all ages. Unlike traditional designs, this costume cleverly utilizes screen material for the face, allowing clear vision without revealing the wearer. Versatile, easy to assemble, and utterly ghost-like, it’s perfect for various sizes, making Halloween dressing delightful and simple.

  • An old white bedsheet or several white sheets in case you make a mistake
  • Some screen material
  • The ghost eyes and mouth downloadable template at the bottom of this post
  • Black thread
  • Sewing machine, sewing needle or glue (fabric or hot glue and hot glue gun)

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Quick And Creepy Cheesecloth Ghost Costume

Quick And Creepy Cheesecloth Ghost Costume

Need a last-minute, comfy Halloween outfit? Get creative with this low-effort ghost costume! The low-effort costume is comfortable and quick to assemble, making it ideal for last-minute Halloween events. You will use black fabric, sheer fabric, a baseball hat or visor, tea, and cheesecloth for this costume. Add your own personal spooky touch with fake spiders, skeleton hands, or fairy lights for a chilling ensemble.

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DIY Ghost Costume

DIY Ghost Costume

This homemade costume cleverly combines adorability and eeriness, making it ideal for any special event. The costume uses a sheer curtain from Ikea and some tulle; this cloak gives an ethereal ghost-like appearance. The white costume has extra length for that ghostly flow; this costume brought Halloween dreams to life for the creator’s daughter. Minimalistic yet charming, this DIY costume proves creativity can turn simple materials into a memorable Halloween outfit.

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DIY Rainbow Ghosts Team Costume

DIY Rainbow Ghosts Team Costume

Introduce a playful twist to the traditional ghost costume with Rainbow Ghosts team costume. It keeps the simplicity of a sheet ghost costume but adds a rainbow dye for a colorful touch. In addition to boosting your Halloween spirit, these vibrant costumes invoke laughter, joy, and plenty of charming photo opportunities for your haunt squad. Consider making the colorful pumpkin arch to make your Halloween photoshoot more special.

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DIY Halloween Costume Classic Ghost

DIY Halloween Costume Classic Ghost

Loved by all ages, this DIY costume design captures nostalgic charm while offering mom-friendly convenience. Equipped with only a sheet and accessories of choice, such as goggles or a fun black bowler hat, you can transform your squad into adorable spirits. This costume also allows cozy clothes underneath a perfect blend of comfort and style for your Halloween festivities.

DIY Easy Ghost Costume For Women

DIY Easy Ghost Costume For Women

Check out this easy ghost costume that caters to women and anyone seeking a casual yet creative outfit. Made from a netted or lace curtain, this ethereal cape stays in place doesn’t slip, and can be worn over a white top, pants, and shoes. The costume achieves an intriguing ghostly look with a fake chain. Stay cozy on Halloween with this accessible and adjustable DIY cape that simplifies costuming while maintaining a pleasingly spooky aesthetic for all to marvel at.

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Easy DIY Scary Ghost Costume

Easy DIY Scary Ghost Costume

Check out this DIY idea for a straightforward, spooky, and budget-friendly ghost outfit.  Ideal for children, this costume only requires black clothes, shoes, white face paint, black eye shadow, and white Halloween gauze. Transformation requires no sewing, just some cutting, draping, and a bit of fashion tape. Perfect for warm or cold weather, this easy-to-make ghastly outfit will make your kids stand out during their Halloween trick-or-treating spree.

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  • 15 DIY Skeleton Costume Ideas:  No spooky party is complete without a bit of fright, and what’s scarier than a handmade skeleton costume? It’s the spookiest outfit you can make yourself. These DIY skeleton costume ideas are for both kids and adults. They won’t cost you much and range from traditional black-and-white costumes to colorful ones. You can find them in different materials and accessories, with designs ranging from simple to complex to give a scary yet charming look!
  • 15 DIY Witch Costume Ideas:  Embrace this season’s spooky vibes by creating a terrifying yet enjoyable costume with these easy DIY witch costume ideas . Using your creativity and staying in tune with the spooky theme this Halloween is fun.
  • 10 Harry Potter DIY Costume:  If you’re a fan of Harry Potter and want your kids to dress up as their favorite characters, this collection of Harry Potter DIY Costume ideas is a must-see. You’ll learn how to use your creative skills to turn simple black capes into characters from Hogwarts School, making the costumes look really good.
  • 17 DIY Dragon Costume Ideas:  Even if you’re not into dragon myths, making a dragon costume is fun! Here are some DIY dragon costume ideas inspired by various dragon depictions, from ancient stories to recent movies. These costumes transform you into humanoid versions of dragons with horns, tails, wings, and scales. Some are funny, and some are a little spooky. But one thing’s certain: all these DIY dragon costumes will make anyone smile!

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How To Make A Sheet Ghost Costume (& 4 Other DIY Costumes)

How To Make A Sheet Ghost Costume (& 4 Other DIY Costumes)

2021 Oct 25th

If you’re in need of a quick & easy last-minute Halloween costume, it doesn’t get more classic than an easy DIY sheet ghost.

Spooky season can sneak up fast, and not everyone has the time to make their own intricate homemade Halloween costume. DIY costumes are more popular than ever, and nearly anyone can make great costumes for kids and adults with materials found right in your bedroom.

The most classic of these is undoubtedly the bed sheet ghost costume. This Halloween staple is perfect for kids, adults, and all your last-minute costume needs, but if you’re especially inexperienced with scissors and fabric it can be a little daunting to cut up your old white sheet.

As experts in everything bedding, and lovers of Halloween, we’re here to show you how to make a perfect DIY ghost costume to make yourself the (after)life of the party! We’ve even got a few extra DIY costume ideas if you feel like going a little more out-of-the-box!

How To Make Sheet Ghosts

What you’ll need.

  • Old White Sheet
  • Pen, Pencil, or Marker
  • Old Toque or Beanie

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Making a sheet ghost is also way easier if you have a friend to help, since they can help you make marks on the sheet while you’re wearing it.

Step 1: Find The Right Sheet

To be a proper sheet ghost, you should first make sure your old sheet is exactly the size you need, and drapes over you properly. This is why you should ideally go with a simple old white Flat Sheet, as the loose flat fabric will drape over you better than other types of bedding.

Otherwise, make sure your sheet isn’t too transparent, since you don’t want people seeing your clothes underneath your ghostly sheet. This will also give you the freedom to bundle up underneath if you plan on exploring pumpkin patches trick-or-treating in your spirit form!

Step 2: Check Your Height

Place the center of your sheet over the top of your head, as if you’re folding it in half while you’re inside it, and stick your arms out to your sides to help it drape flat. Queen size sheets should fit most adults, but if you’re on the tall side, you might want to look into a King.

From there, simply cut the bottom however high you’d like! Many ghosts love to leave just their shins and feet out, but you’re also welcome to leave a little extra leg room. For more leggy ghosts, it helps to wear slim black pants and shoes to keep your lower half more subtle.

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Step 3: Find Your Face

While the sheet is still draped over your head, have your friend mark small light dots over your eyes to mark where your face will be. If you want some extra help remembering where your head should go, make a small dot on top of your head too - it might help you in later steps too!

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Once you’re done, take the sheet off and grab your scissors. For your eyes, cut even ovals over your marks, making them large enough to see safely and easily. If you find you’re having trouble breathing under the sheet, feel free to add a narrow oval for your mouth as well.

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Step 4: Attach Your Toque

If you find that your sheet keeps falling off your head, this optional step can ensure your sheet stays in place your whole Halloween night. This is where the old toque or beanie comes in, as you’ll be gluing the inside of the sheet directly on top so that it’s attached to some comfortable headwear.

If you made a dot above your head in Step 3, put some glue over the tip of the toque and press the mark to it! Otherwise, you can also just have a friend put some glue on the tip of your toque while you’re wearing it, then drape the sheet over your head to line up with your face. If you’re using a hot glue gun, make sure you’re extra careful and get someone to help if you need!

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Step 5: Decorate!

You don’t technically need to do anything else, but some extra embellishments can help your ghost be a little more memorable! If you feel like leaning on the silly side, try a toque or sunglasses over your sheet to add a little flair & lose a little fear.

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If you don’t mind a little extra cutting or tearing, you can also use your scissors to cut decorative holes and make stylish tears in the bottom. This will help you look a little more frightening than cute, and can help make people forget you're wearing a sheet!

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More Great DIY Costume Ideas

If sheet ghosts aren’t your favorite spooky season style, or you’d prefer a costume that’s more silly than scary, there’s still plenty of other DIY Halloween costumes you can make with only a few simple materials. With a quick trip to your closet, or your closest QE Home store, it’s plenty easy to find exactly what you need for an unforgettable homemade Halloween costume.

The Softest Mummy

Much like sheet ghosts, the toilet paper mummy is an absolute classic DIY Halloween costume, but it’s also one of the most wasteful costumes you can go for. If you feel like wrapping yourself up this Halloween, you can get much better results with a little fabric instead.

Simply take another old white flat sheet, and cut it into long strips that are only 3-4 inches wide, which should be plenty to wrap around your body and even be warmer to wrap yourself with. With some white clothes underneath, you can also save on wrapping yourself up too tight!

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Monster In Disguise

If you have some clothes that are on their way out, you can always tear them up in the name of Halloween! It’s easy to look like you just came back from a night as a monster, and with some cleverly-done tears you can have a costume that’s comfortable and easy to pose with.

Simply cut and tear your clothes all around your torso to make it look like you’ve been thrashing about, either with scissors or your hands for a natural tear. If you’re good with makeup and accessories, you can even bring some wolf or cat ears & face paint to show a bit more of the monster!

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Bedtime Superhero

Let’s be real, when else are you going to wear your coziest matching pyjamas? Whether your dream sleep outfit is a nice pair of clean PJs or a fluffy pair of footie pyjamas, you can quickly make yourself or your child look like they’re fresh from playing pretend.

Throw on your dream PJ outfit, and tie two corners of a fuzzy throw blanket make yourself the hero every child thinks they are. Not only is it remarkably simple, but it’s probably going to be the comfiest DIY costume you could make!

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There’s nothing wrong with looking a little luxurious on Halloween, and that’s exactly what you can do with a little cozy bathroom spa gear. With some bathroom accessories like a nice robe, and some comfy slippers, you can look like you’re fresh from a self-care day.

For some extra flair, feel free to throw up a little hair towel, or paint on a fake skin-care mask to show your comfort. Just make sure you don’t use a real mask if you’re going to be out long, since having real products on all night could (ironically) really damage your skin.

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EASY DIY SCARY GHOST COSTUME

by Katelyn Masters

easy last minute scary kids ghost costume DIY

This ghost costume is a delightfully creepy get-up for kids and toddlers and it couldn’t be easier to make. It’s also affordable using just a few easily found items.

easy last minute scary kids ghost costume DIY

Now a days it seems like all the kids dress up as superheroes, princesses, or comic book villains for Halloween, but I’m a purist, favoring the classic cast of characters: witches, pumpkins, ghosts, zombies, and vampires. And if not old school, at least something scary! Last year my son was Georgie from It and boy was it well received during trick-or-treating! Even little kids passing by would spot him in his yellow rain jacket and red balloon and yell “I know who he is!!”

So this year I thought I would dress my 3 year old up as a spooky ghost since one of his favorite games is running around the house with a blanket over his head yelling “boOOoooOOoo.” For this costume, I wanted it to be easy, affordable, no-sew and equally wearable in warm and cold weather (that deciduous forest climate’s a beast!).

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To make this costume for your little one, follow my directions below. You can even click on the links to add the needed items right to your Amazon shopping cart, although many items you might already own.

  • BLACK PANTS *
  • BLACK LONG SLEEVE SHIRT (OR SWEATSHIRT)*
  • BLACK KNIT GLOVES *
  • BLACK SHOES *
  • WHITE FACE PAINT
  • MAKEUP APPLICATOR SPONGE *
  • MATTE BLACK EYE SHADOW *
  • WHITE HALLOWEEN GAUZE
  • DOUBLE-SIDED FASHION TAPE

*You might already own this item! No need to repurchase if so.

  • Dress kid in black clothes and shoes.
  • Apply white face paint to face using makeup applicator sponge, leaving two big circles around eyes. Using another sponge, apply black eyeshadow in circles around eyes.
  • Take gauze package and unfold all the way. Drape the completely unfolded single layer of gauze over the child’s head with one end just barely grazing the floor and the other end touching the floor with an excess of fabric.
  • Cut off the excess fabric to save for a second, shorter layer of gauze.
  • Gather gauze underneath chin, pinch together, and apply a small piece of the double-sided fashion tape to secure. This will make a hood.
  • Next, take the gauze from the right shoulder, cross it over the belly and bring it to the left side of the kid. Pinch and secure with another piece of fashion tape placed slightly in front of the armpit. Do the same to the other side, this time bringing the gauze from the left shoulder to the right side.
  • Now, with scissors, cut a small slit starting about two inches below the child’s shoulder and trailing a few inches down, just enough to let his arm out through the hole. Do the same on the other side.
  • Bring back that excess gauze from step 4. Just like with first layer, drape over head and pinch the fabric under chin and adhere with tape. Allow the ends to flow freely.
  • Trim off the excess fabric at the bottom of the first layer, so it hits just above the ground in the back and cut it slightly above the toes in the front so your child won’t trip. Then, cut a few upward slits to make the ends look more raggedy.
  • Done! Add the gloves, grab a bag, and hit the streets for some good old fashioned trick-or-treating.

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What I like about this costume, like last year’s Georgie costume , is that we can continue wearing the clothing components long after Halloween and you might even already have the black shoes, black shirt and black pants for this ghost costume, which would really cut down the cost. Heck, you could even reuse the gauze as a Halloween decoration, draped over the mantel or a table next year.

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How to Create a Ghost Costume

Things you'll need.

White full-sized sheet

Black permanent marker

Black face paint

Makeup sponge

White artist's chalk

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Ghost costumes are classic. No one will have to ask you what you are on Halloween. The costume is simple to make and fits almost anyone. Be careful though! Ghost costumes are easy to trip on and limit your peripheral vision, so they are best for people over 8 years of age. Be extra cautious while climbing stairs or crossing the street while wearing this costume.

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Drape the sheet over the head of the person who will wear the costume. Make sure it is centered -- the front should not be longer than the back. If any part of the sheet is dragging on the ground, mark lines across the parts that are dragging so you can cut them off after measuring the rest of the sheet.

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Have the wearer poke the sheet out where her eyes are located. Draw two dots on the sheet to make the eye location. If he would like a mouth hole, have the person poke his fingers out at the edges of his lips and draw two dots where his fingers are behind the sheet.

Remove the sheet. Draw two dark circles about 2 inches in diameter around the dots where the eye holes will be. Cut out the eyes. If the person would like a mouth hole, cut out a thin slit between the two dots you made on the sheet indicating mouth location.

Cut off the bottom edges of the sheet if you marked areas that were too long.

Apply the eye makeup. Gently dab black face paint with a sponge underneath and above the eyes. The paint should extend 1 1/2 inches in diameter below and above the eyelids.

Put the sheet back over the person's head, making sure it is centered so the person can see out of the eye holes.

If the costume-wearer would like to look like a ghost without the sheet, give her a ghostly hairstyle by turning her hair white with chalk. First, wet the person's hair so the color will attach to it.

Run a white piece of artist's chalk down the person's hair in 1-inch sections, twisting the hair as you go. You can either make ghostly white highlights or color the entire head of hair. If you choose to color all of the person's hair, you will need two pieces of artist's chalk instead of one.

After the person's hair has dried, apply hairspray to keep the color from coming off.

To make your ghost costume spookier, carry glow lights underneath the sheet to create a ghostly light or wrap chains around your chest.

To make your ghost costume sillier, add accessories like a flower lei around your neck or pair of Groucho Marx glasses on your face.

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How to Make an Easy DIY Toddler Ghost Costume

This simple ghost Halloween costume is so easy to make and is the perfect inexpensive Halloween costume for your toddler! No pattern needed!

We decided to go super simple for our family Halloween costumes last year and I made this easy DIY ghost costume for my toddler.

I try to pick our costume theme based on what he’s enjoying at the moment, and he was in a phase of pretending to be a ghost, trying to scare us all the time (it was rather cute). I love making DIY Halloween costumes but I especially love when they’re easy like this one (sorry, but this momma needs a break sometimes, haha).

This simple diy ghost costume is so much fun for toddlers. Our little guy was so adorable in it on Halloween night!

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To round out the ghost theme, I whipped up a couple quick Ghostbusters t-shirts for me and my husband. Easiest costume ever!

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What you need to make a ghost Halloween costume

  • 1.5 yards of white fleece (I prefer fleece for the anti-fraying and the warmth—we usually have cold weather on Halloween night—but you could go with another white fabric if you want)
  • sewing machine
  • fabric scissors
  • disappearing ink fabric pen and string
  • black iron-on vinyl (or you could also use black felt, black adhesive felt, or a stencil and fabric paint)
  • Cricut machine and Cricut Access subscription (the image I used for the ghost face requires a subscription, but you could easily create your own face with the free shapes or upload your own cut file)
  • Cricut EasyPress Mini and pressing mat
  • white pants (optional—I just put my son in grey pants that he already had and called it good!)

How to make an easy DIY ghost costume

This ghost costume is essentially a fleece poncho with a hood. This is ideal for a small child; if your child is older/taller, you may need to adjust the process to make a larger poncho (it will probably require a bit more sewing).

Cut the fleece into a large circle

1. Lay your fleece on a flat surface. Fold it on a diagonal to make a folded-in-half square (I didn’t photograph this part so follow my diagram below).

2. Fold again so the square is now in quarters.

3. Measure the middle (so you know the maximum size you can make the circle) and cut a piece of string that length.

4. Hold the string from the corner of the folded square and stretch it out, going in an arc, marking the arc on the fleece with your fabric pen (this is the blue in the diagram). Cut all layers of fabric along this arc (when you open the fabric, you will have a large circle, but don’t open it yet). You don’t necessarily have to use the string and pen method to mark the circle, I kind of eyed mine at parts. Be sure to save the excess fabric for making a hood later.

5. While the circle is still folded in quarters, cut another smaller circle from the center point for a neck hole.

6. My neck hole was about 5.5″ wide, so about 2.75″ when folded (your child’s head needs to be able to fit through it, but don’t make it too big or it’ll be harder to sew the hood on later).

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Make a hood

On the extra fleece, trace the hood of an existing hooded jacket or sweatshirt that fits your child, leaving extra material for seam allowances as well as error—you can always make it smaller later. You need two of these pieces, but pay attention to the right/wrong sides of the fabric and mirror the second piece before tracing/cutting. You can see I left about 1.25 inches on all sides of the hood:

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Lay the two hood pieces right sides together and sew the back, curved part of the hood with at least a 1/4″ seam allowance. Turn it right side out and test this on your child to see if it fits front to back, keeping in mind that you’ll still be turning the front edge under to finish it so it’s okay if it hangs past their face a little bit.

If it fits, move to the next step. If it’s too big, turn it inside out again and sew a closer seam, mirroring the first seam with a wider seam allowance.

Once the hood is the right size, you can trim the excess fabric a little closer to the seam if needed.

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Turn the hood right side out and fold the opening of the hood to the inside to hem it. Since fleece doesn’t fray, you can just fold it under once, or you can turn it under twice to hide the raw edges if you prefer.

Next, you’re going to sew the hood inside the neck hole of the large circle of fleece you cut earlier. Have your child try on the hood and the poncho and position the hood inside the neck hole. Turn the neck hole inside to hide the raw edge and pin it to the poncho (you may have a couple inches of excess hood material which is fine). Pin all the way around the hood.

If your neck hole is wider than you want (mine was), you may have to gather or pleat the poncho a little bit to get the hood to fit right. In my pictures, you can see how I pleated the sides at the front so they would hit at about the shoulders (I didn’t want to have a weird fold right down the middle). I definitely could have done this part better, but hey, we’re saving time and money by not using a pattern!

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Once you’ve gotten the hood pinned in place, you can sew a seam all the way around, being careful not to catch the other side of the poncho while sewing. Then you can trim the excess hood material closer to the seam.

Make hand holes

Next, decide where you want to place hand holes in the poncho. This will totally depend on your child, so have your child try on the poncho and mark where you want the holes to go (wherever it’ll be most comfortable for your child to have their hands). You can get an idea of where I placed mine in the image below.

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Cut a slit for each hand hole (mine were about 4″ long). If desired, turn the edges to the inside and sew around the hand holes to hide the raw edges.

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Add a ghost face

If you want to duplicate my ghost face, open my Ghost Halloween Costume project in Cricut Design Space.

I wanted my face to look a particular way, so I changed the eyes from the original ghost face image I chose in Design Space (you’re welcome to use either).

Once you’ve finished any edits, you can click Make It and follow the prompts to cut the face from iron-on vinyl. Don’t forget to mirror!

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Once your vinyl is cut, weed it and position it on your fabric (you may find heat resistant tape helpful here). Before pressing, have your child try it on to make sure you like the positioning. Then lay the fabric on a pressing mat and press with your EasyPress Mini .

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And you’re all done! Wahoo!

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Other ghost halloween costume ideas

If you prefer to go the no-sew route, here are some other great ideas to make a toddler or kid’s ghost costume:

  • Use a plain white bedsheet and cut eye holes from it (classic).
  • Amazon has several options for ghost ponchos that are fairly cheap, no sewing or diy necessary!
  • For a little girl, make or buy a white tulle skirt , iron on a ghost face to a white shirt, and put white ribbon bows in her hair.
  • Iron on a ghost face to a white hoodie and wear white pants and shoes for a simple ghost outfit.
  • Use an oversized t-shirt and a white beanie .

Feel free to complement any of these ghost costumes with white face paint, but I decided not to worry about face paint this year (I think I’m still worn out from my Batman and Joker Halloween costumes from a few years ago!).

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I hope you found this ghost costume tutorial helpful! This was a great costume for my toddler—and even better for mom since it was such an easy costume to throw together!

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Thank you so much for this! My 2.5 year old decided last week he wanted to be a ghost. I used white flannel because I had it on hand and found your Cricut design for the face! Turned out so cute and easy. Great for cold Halloweens.

Yay, I’m so glad this helped, Lucy! It really is such a great last-minute costume and I love that it can be made warm too!

Life saver! I have my 3 yo grandson with me for several days while his parents are out of town. He changed his mind about what he wanted his Halloween costume to be the night before his preschool Halloween party! He insisted on being a ghost. You came to my rescue! After tucking him in bed, I went to my craft room, pulled out white cotton left over from a quilting project and within an hour, a simple ghost was born! Just hoping it fits OK because no time to redo in the morning. Thanks so much!

That’s awesome, Connie! I bet he was an adorable ghost! I’m so glad this helped. 🙂

Can you tell me the width of the fleece you used?

Hi Marilyn, that’s a great question. I don’t think I wrote down the width but it was from a standard bolt of fleece so I’m guessing about 58 inches wide. Whatever the width will determine how big you can make the circle. If you need extra length, try to find an extra wide fleece. I hope that helps!

It is perfect! Just what I was looking for. Thank you! Your family costumes are great!

Thanks Alison! I’m so glad this helped you!

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How to make a diy ghost costume?

How to make a diy ghost costume?

Assuming you would like a step-by-step guide on how to make a do-it-yourself ghost costume:

You will need: A white sheet, scissors, a needle and thread (or a hot glue gun), and something to stuff the ghost with (newspaper, cotton balls, stuffing, etc.)

1. Cut a large oval out of the center of the sheet. This will be the ghost’s head. 2. Cut two smaller ovals out of the remaining fabric for the ghost’s eyes. 3. Use the needle and thread (or hot glue) to attach the eyes to the head. 4. Cut a small triangle out of the fabric for the ghost’s mouth. Again, use the needle and thread (or hot glue) to attach it to the head. 5. Once the face is complete, stuff the ghost with your chosen material. 6. Finally, sew (or glue) the head closed.

There you have it! Your very own DIY ghost costume.

How to make a diy ghost costume?

If you’re looking for a last-minute Halloween costume, a DIY ghost costume is the perfect option! All you need is a white sheet and some black felt to create a simple, yet spooky, ghost costume. Here’s how to do it:

1. Cut a large rectangle out of the white sheet. This will be your ghost’s robe.

2. Cut two smaller rectangles out of the black felt. These will be your ghost’s eyes.

3. Cut a small triangle out of the black felt. This will be your ghost’s mouth.

How to make a diy ghost costume?

4. Put the sheet on over your head and tie it at the waist.

5. Glue or stitch the black felt rectangles onto the sheet for the eyes.

6. Glue or stitch the black felt triangle onto the sheet for the mouth.

7. Done! Your DIY ghost costume is now complete.

How to make a ghost costume at home?

How to make a diy ghost costume?

You will need a white sheet, a light-colored baseball hat, scissors, a pen or pencil, For safety pins, and a dark-colored sharpie.

What you will need:

1 white bed sheet

How to make a diy ghost costume?

Optional: felt for eyes and mouth, or fabric paint

Instructions:

1. Cut two eyeholes and a mouth hole in the sheet.

How to make a diy ghost costume?

2. Optionally, decorate the ghost with eyes and a mouth using felt or fabric paint.

3. Cut four lengths of tape, each about a foot long.

4. Tape the bed sheet to the back of the costume wearer, securing the sheet in place.

Your ghost costume is now complete!

How to make a ghost costume out of a pillowcase

This is a great way to make a ghost costume for a child! All you need is a white hat, a long-sleeve white shirt and white leggings. You can add the letters “Boo!” to the front of the pillowcase using fabric paint, markers or pieces of felt.

This is a note on crudely drawn pictures. It’s okay if they’re not perfect because we’re going to be cutting them out anyway.

How to dress up like a ghost?

To dress like Ghost from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, you will need a military camo uniform, a tactical headset, a ghost balaclava, a brown scarf, and a black airsoft or toy rifle. You can find all of these items online or at a costume shop.

The old shirt you get some yarn You cut it up You wrap up this guy you just tie a knot right there.More

This is a great way to upcycle an old shirt into something new and useful! Simply cut up the shirt into strips, wrap around some yarn, and tie a knot to secure. This would make a great gift for someone who loves to knit or crochet!

Can I use a fitted sheet for a ghost costume?

What a fun and easy costume this is! Simply take some old sheets and give them a good dye job. You can either dye them all one color and then use a paintbrush or sponge to add some highlights of different colors, or you can dye them all different colors and then use a paintbrush or sponge to add some white highlights. Either way, you’ll end up with a beautiful and unique costume that is sure to make heads turn!

Different you’re going to want to press in with the tip until the fabric starts to give way at that point you know you’ve reached the correct depth you can either continue straight in or make a little zigzag pattern as you go along this will help to hold the chisel in place and prevent it from slipping out as you’re working always be sure to use a light touch and go slowly at first until you get a feel for how much pressure is needed

As you can see, different fabrics will require different amounts of pressure when using a chisel. You’ll want to press in with the tip until the fabric starts to give way, then you’ll know you’ve reached the correct depth. You can either continue straight in or make a little zigzag pattern as you go along. This will help to hold the chisel in place and prevent it from slipping out as you’re working. Always be sure to use a light touch and go slowly at first until you get a feel for how much pressure is needed.

How much fabric do I need for ghost costume

It’s always better to make a first attempt anyway, even if it’s not perfect. In this case, the optimal fabric size for a child’s ghost costume is less than [54 inches x 72 inches]. The current size would probably drag on the ground, but it’s better to try it out first and then make adjustments as needed.

We’ve now got our cutout hood ready to so we can start working on the front of the garment. First, we need to cut out the piece for the front of the hood. We’ll use the same process as before, but this time we’ll cut out two pieces. One piece will be for the inside of the hood and the other piece will be for the outside of the hood.

Now that we have our two pieces cut out, we need to sew them together. We’ll start by sewing the inside piece to the outside piece along the curved edge. Then we’ll flip the hood right side out and top stitch along the seam to finish it off.

Now that we have the front of the hood complete, we can move on to the rest of the garment.

How do you make a floating ghost for Halloween?

Blowing up a balloon is the first step in making a balloon animal. To blow up the balloon, you will need to use your mouth. Keep in mind that you will need to use your mouth to blow up the balloon, so you will want to make sure that you do not have anything in your mouth that could potentially pop the balloon. Once the balloon is blown up, you will then need to stretch out the balloon. This will help to make the balloon into the shape of an animal.

There are a few tricks that you can use to make yourself look more dead. One is to suck in your cheeks and then follow with your fingers to create a sunken look. Another is to use white eyeshadow under your eyes to create a hollow look. You can also use false eyelashes and black eyeliner to create a more dramatic look.

How do you make a ghost out of a tablecloth

The more bags you use, the moresquished the ball will be.

This is a great way to make a homemade costume for your child! All you need is a piece of cardboard, some hot glue, clear packing tape, and toilet paper. Simply roll the cardboard into a cylinder, hot glue the sides together, and use the packing tape to secure the toilet paper around the roll. You can then hot glue two elastic straps onto the ends so your child can wear it as a shoulder costume.

How do you cut a bed sheet into a ghost?

You can make a ghost look great by using really pale lace and then just flaring it out. You can also add some accessories to make it look more ghostly.

In order to achieve a gothic look, you will need the following: black pencil eyeliner, black or charcoal eyeshadow, black, red or white lipstick, foundation two shades lighter than your natural skin color, black, grey, light blue or red contacts (optional), white, grey, black or light pink nail polish, hoset-shirts.

How can I look like a ghost

The instructions for creating a zombie costume are pretty simple. First, add a few tears to the white clothing. Then, add some red paint to the clothing to look like blood stains. Next, use white face paint to create a pale face. Finally, apply black face paint lightly on the apples of the cheeks and on the crevices of the eyelids to create a sunken and ghastly appearance.

Below the eyes make a small irregular shape for the mouth. It’s supposed to look like it’s making a “more” shape with the lips.

You can make a DIY ghost costume by following these simple steps:

1. Cut a large rectangle out of a white sheet.

2. Fold the rectangle in half and then in half again.

3. Cut a hole in the center of the folded rectangle for your head.

4. Unfold the rectangle and then cut two holes for your arms.

5. Wear the ghost costume over your clothes.

6. Use face paint or a white mask to complete the look.

A ghost costume is a unique and easy costume to make. All you need is a white sheet, some black felt, and a bit of creativity. With just a few materials, you can create a spooky and fun costume that is perfect for Halloween.

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