Whichever costume you choose this year for Halloween, everyone will have something in common: the use of the mask. To give it a more original touch, you can decorate it, put it on as a substitute for makeup, or camouflage it. Here we will show you three ways to integrate or hide the mask in your homemade Halloween costumes and have a great time on the spookiest night of the year.
1) Paper beard
You can make a costume for a Viking, a strong tattooed biker, or a member of the ZZ Top; you choose. The important thing is to have a large beard that completely hides the face.
⦁ Paper beard template
⦁ Kraft paper, newsprint, or scraps of gift wrap
⦁ Paper shredder or scissors
⦁ A4 paper
⦁ Elastic tape
⦁ Stretch the paper to remove any possible wrinkles or folds.
⦁ Cut it into rectangles.
⦁ If you have a paper shredder, place the strips in the mouth, but be careful not to shred all the paper. At least there has to be a whole area of about ten centimeters that holds the fringes.
⦁ You can do the same operation with scissors.
⦁ Repeat with the rest of the rectangles that you have cut.
⦁ Place one on top of the other. They can be of different lengths to give volume to the beard.
⦁ Print the template on a sheet of paper.
⦁ Cut out.
⦁ Glue the pieces of paper with beard hairs along with the template until it is well covered.
⦁ Put the elastic band on the sides so that the child can hold it easily.
2) Ghosts: a classic
⦁ White sheets or fabric scraps
⦁ Round black sunglasses
⦁ White t-shirt, pants, and shoes
⦁ Choose a sheet or a white piece of fabric that completely covers each of the family members.
⦁ Shorten it according to the height of the children.
⦁ It is important that under each costume you wear white clothes and shoes. It will give a more spectral touch.
⦁ Place the sheet or scrap over each family member's head and poke holes for the eyes.
⦁ Make two smaller ones that you can put the glasses on.
⦁ You can decorate the costumes with details such as headbands or flower crowns.
⦁ Blue t-shirt and leggings
⦁ Red sweatshirt
⦁ Red high socks
⦁ Red gloves
⦁ Red mask or balaclava
⦁ Black swimming goggles
⦁ Markers or fabric paint
⦁ Decorate the red gloves and socks with lines that weave the shape of a spider web.
⦁ Cut the sleeves of the sweatshirt and draw, in the center, the spider from the Spider-Man suit.
⦁ If you are going to use a full head mask, remember to make the eye holes. Another simpler option is to use a ski mask.
⦁ Dress the child and place black swimming goggles over his eyes.