Halloween night you can see skeletons hanging in windows, on porches, from trees, in fact,
just about everywhere. Adults and children alike dress in skeleton costumes to scare each
other, and why not, Halloween is the Festival of the Dead after all!
Unlike most skeleton costumes that have the
skeleton figure simply painted onto the fabric, the Totally Skele-Bones
costume has sculpted latex bones actually
attached to the cloth costume, making them stand out three-dimensionally and look very
Plus, the skeleton bones of the costume are fluorescent, making them glow in
the dark very eerily under black light.
very strange, once you don the Totally Skele-Bones costume you
instantly want to start dancing or running about, for some reason it makes you feel kind
of wacky. This looks great from the spectators point of view as they watch skeletons dancing around
or are chased by them. Needless to say, we really like this costume, because its both
creepy and fun at the same time!
The six piece costume comes with everything
you need including the main jumpsuit, a pair of gloves, a pair of boot tops, and
full cover mask. They are available in adult, teen and child sizes.
Several of us, wearing
skeleton costumes, conceal ourselves in dark areas just outside of the
range of the black lights, with our backs turned in the direction that our
Trick-or-Treaters will approach from.
As trick or treaters move in, we turn to face them
and step into the black light. From the view of the trick or treaters, full size skeletons
suddenly appear from no where to menace or entertain them.
Another effect similar to
the one above is to have three people wearing skeleton
costumes, one standing behind the other. The skeleton in front is what your guests will
see at first, but when they approach the other two skeletons step out right and left,
giving the illusion that the original skeleton is splitting into additional skeletons.
For the ladies wearing a
skeleton costume, you can accessorize to enhance the
overall look by adding a gray, white or bright colored wig, jewelry
such as a skull necklace and bones bracelet, you can even wear a mini-skirt over it.
In our graveyard we have
someone wearing a skeleton costume who lays down in a
shallow grave. A black light is positioned to illuminate the grave area, but not into the
grave its self. As our trick-or-treaters approach, the skeleton sits up and is illuminated
by the fluorescent light. He then climbs up out of the grave to menace them.
Skeletons are traditional
decorations, but if you don't happen to have a real skeleton stored in the closet you can
put a skeleton costume over a mannequin body and
stand it in the window, or sit it behind the drivers seat of your car, or maybe put a
noose around its neck and hang if from a tree.
We have a friend that holds
a Halloween "Dead Man's" Party every year where all of his guests dress as
skeletons. After seeing this cool costume, he and all his guests will be wearing the
Skele-Bones and he'll have plenty of black lights positioned around the
party room to illuminate all those dancing skeletons. Party on!
A Skeleton Band is an idea
we will try out this coming Halloween. Three of us will dress in these costumes, add colorful, glow-in-the-dark wigs and top hats.
Two of us will have guitars and the other will play the drums. We will pantomime as
though we are playing the music, which will actually come from hidden speakers connected
to a CD player that will play spooky music.
To transform yourself into a
great looking Grim Reaper simply add a black cape, not a robe as it would cover most of
the costume and a large scythe. Position the Grim Reaper in your graveyard and have him
stand very still. As trick or treaters approach he can beckon them to their doom, or chase
them deeper into your Halloween Haunt.
These costumes are great if
you've build a transformation effect. You can have a normal looking person, corpse or
whatever you want be slowly transformed into a skeleton, who then attacks the visitors.
Available at finer Halloween costume stores.