THE ULTIMATE GRIM
What Halloween Haunt or
Graveyard would be complete without Mister Bones himself, the Grim Reaper, watching
ominously over your Trick or Treaters?
foreboding figure is actually very easy to put together, always stands out and is a
great way to scare mortals to death, and not just on Halloween!
Below are the details on how we created the
Ultimate Grim Reaper for our Halloween Graveyard.
The easiest way to create a
Grim Reaper is by using a black hooded robe, skeleton mask and a good pair of skeleton
hands like these shown here.
a scythe and little black around the eyes to fill in the eye holes and you have a Grim
wanted our Soul Taker to look exactly like the real thing, and not wanting to invite him
to our office for consultation, we turned to those demented characters at
"Bones" prosthetic appliance looks real and very creepy. Designed to be easily
applied, it's the perfect choice for the Bogey Man himself. This high quality foam latex
prosthetic is easy to apply and clean off afterward and with proper care can be used over
and over again which is always a plus (Item: HFLP102).They also have a video tape
available to instruct you on application.
In addition to
the Bones kit there are a few things you will need to apply the prosthetic including:
spirit gum, rubber mask grease paint, baby powder and some cosmetic sponges,
cotton puffs, Q-Tips
and brushes. The ScreamTeam also carries a make-up kit specifically designed for their
appliances that you may want to invest in.
The ScreamTeam Make-up Kit Includes:
1- 5.5 oz rubber mask grease paint palette with 8 colors: black, white, red, brown,
green, dark yellow and two shades of flesh tone.
1 - #2 make-up brush
2 - sponge wedge applicators
1 - black stipple sponge
1 - 1/4 oz. bottle of spirit gum
1 - 1/4 oz. bottle of spirit gum remover
2 - cotton swab applicators
1 - .25 oz bottle of face powder
1 - 2.5" double-sided velour powder puff
and a convenient case for only $29.95
The first step is to attach
the appliance to the face using spirit gum. This should be done nose first, you will get a
better fit that way. From there you go up to the forehead, and then down to the chin. Use
a liberal amount of spirit gum as you go along so it all stays attached. It will easily
come off with spirit gum remover or alcohol when you want it to. When it is all attached,
you now apply a base coat of grease paint make-up in the desired color, we used a mixture
of white, a touch of black and a touch of yellow. Use a sponge to apply to latex then work
out to skin. Always pat the makeup in, never rub.
|Next you'll want to start adding low
lights or shadows, darken all recessed areas. The latex appliance
is great for this, as the creases are in it, that makes shadowing so
much easier for a first time user. Don't forget to black out the missing
teeth. You'll also want to highlight as well, we used white mixed with
some yellow and applied it to the cheekbones and whitened the teeth in. I
used my finger tip to really get into the eye sockets and added extra shadowing, then used the
brush to lay on heavy black. Finish it all off with powder to set the make-up, making it
|There are a lot of black hooded robes on the
market, but if you want to be the Grim Reaper with class you'll absolutely want the Super
Deluxe Black Full Cut Robe! This costume is made from heavy-weight material and cut with
long, billowing sleeves making it one of the best Grim Reaper costumes we've seen. This is,
by far, the more superior costume, very well made and will last for many Halloweens' to
come. The set, manufactured by Rubies, includes the Robe with cowl and hood, and is
available at better Halloween stores around the country.
Add to this a pair of skeleton gloves to
complete the look!
The scythe pictured at the top is the real
thing! However, since these are incredibly sharp and could pose a serious safety hazard,
you should go with one of the plastic sort for your actual Halloween Haunt.