How to find a cool ghost costume
Halloween is that time of the year when one gets to portray a character of his own choosing, to either impress, scare or show his originality to his friends and/or family. Indeed, the array of costumes one can pick a cool outfit to wear is impressive, at the very least.
Among the oldest and spookiest types of characters you can decide to impersonate for the Halloween celebration, the ghost figure is undoubtedly one of the scariest and most striking, especially if you wish to make a jump-scare type entrance. To find and purchase the best ghosts costumes, one has to dedicate quite some time and patience for research, given that the types of ghost costumes for sale either in the real or the online world are quite varied.
The amount of time spent can, of course, depend on the dedication you have (or not) to find a ghost outfit that has the capability to make you stand out from the crowd. With that in mind, we thought we’d give you a helping hand and make your task easier by putting together the guide below. We hope that you will find it useful and wish you good hunting.
How we choose the coolest ghost costumes
Finding and buying a proper and tasteful ghost costume for yourself or your dear ones is more straightforward than in the case of other costumes, keeping in mind that ghosts are often a choice to dress up for the Halloween celebration.
However, as mentioned above, the simplicity is counterbalanced by the multitude of choices at your disposal. In any case, to begin with, you can start your search on the Internet, using the appropriate Halloween costumes reviews. These, in turn, can help you discern quite rapidly the most documented and reliable ghost costumes reviews so that your final choice is really the best one.
If you’re going out to buy a ghost costume for Halloween, your best bet can be your local various supermarket chains or (why not?) your local children’s theatre. In the first case, while you might not find a full ghost costume, you could at least acquire a ghost mask or another accessory.
In the second case, renting can prove to be a viable option, should the theatre staff deem it possible; another advantage would be the awesome Halloween costumes for tweens that you could find there, not to mention a full ghost costume for you or your child. There is also the option of creating it yourself: a good pair of scissors, an old bedcloth or sheet and you’re 100% ready to go.
Unfortunately for ghost costumes, even the coolest of them cannot be worn at another occasion other than Halloween, making it almost automatically a one-time buy, if buying it is your thing. Considering that the best re-wearability option for the year that follows would be giving it to another family member or friend lacking inspiration or money (or both), you’d be somewhat hard-pressed to come up with another reason (or excuse) to wear it again. Then again, if you honestly don’t care, you can opt to wear it again next Halloween also, with it being a staple among this celebration’s costumes.
Fit of a ghost costume
Perhaps intentionally opposed to other Halloween outfits, you can go a bit overboard with the fit of your prospective ghost costume; of course, not in the “very tight and restricting” sense, but rather in that of the “loose and wide.” The ethereal and otherworldly nature of ghosts makes them perfect choices for a relaxed style of wear of such a costume, so if the options available to you seem a bit too loose for your taste, don’t fret upon it too much, it might actually contribute to the degree of scariness you’re going for.
In this department, things work to your advantage, especially if you wear this outfit in the company of easily impressionable persons, such as small children, for instance. Of course, the many sizes and shapes in which ghost costumes come can convey different scare levels, depending on the details and particularities of each one.
For instance, big gaping black hole patches instead of eyes can generate a scarier look; should you wish to couple it with intentionally frayed garments, adopt a slouched posture and a low-key moaning voice, not mentioning the jump-scare entrance we referred to before, you’re all set for giving everyone’s nerves a run for their money.
In case you don’t want to wear a cloth over your head and torso, pale make-up is a must if you wish to make a lasting impression as a credible and scary apparition. And don’t forget there is also the friendly ghost character: simply draw or glue a smiling black mouth to your costume and put everyone’s minds and nerves at ease.
A ghost’s accessories
Ghost costumes don’t usually if at all, require accessories. The effect of this look itself is meant to scare the people around you on Halloween night. However, if a complete image of this celebration is what you want, you can always carve a big pumpkin, place a burning candle inside and go have fun.
Eventually, you can also try some chains, be they of plastic or actual iron; in the second case, just ensure that they’re not too heavy so that they don’t become a hassle instead of a cool accessory. A lantern can replace the pumpkin as well, should the latter be too large or heavy.
A scythe or a bouquet of rotten flowers can also add to the scare factor, depending on your personal preferences and your gender; it would be weird to have a boy or a fully-grown man hold a rotten flower bouquet, wouldn’t it?
Summing it all up, portraying a ghost on Halloween can undoubtedly be very fun and entertaining, so long as you know when to stop being scary and gloomy around sensitive people. Put on that outfit, get into character and go trick or treating with your friends in the night!