Listen to This Blog
Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning we get a commission if you decide to make a purchase through our links, at no cost to you. Please read our disclosure for more info.
Last Updated on March 24, 2023 by Canny Costumes
The Grim Reaper is one of the most popular Halloween costumes, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s easy to create a Grim Reaper costume with just a few simple items. Here are a few things to make your costume extra grim.
How Do You Dress Like the Grim Reaper?
First, you’ll need a black cape. If you don’t want to buy a cape, you can also use a black sheet. Just cut a hole in the center for your head and drape it over your shoulders. Use a black hooded sweatshirt under the cape and you should now have a functional robe.
How Do You Make Your Face Look Like a Skeleton?
Start by applying a white base all over the face. This will help to create a blank canvas for the rest of the makeup. Next, use a black pencil liner to draw hollow sockets around the eyes and extend the line down towards the cheeks. Then, use a black shadow to fill in the sockets and blend outward. Next, use a white pencil liner to create highlights on the cheekbones and brow bones. Finally, add a black contour along the jawline and blend well.
How Do You Make a Fake Scythe?
This can be made out of cardboard, duct tape, and something for the shaft like a long stick or broom handle. Just cut a long, thin strip of cardboard or duct tape and attach it to the end of the shaft.