The Grim Reaper Robe and Its Many Halloween Costume Options
Grim Reaper Robe
You may not realize it, but a basic Grim Reaper robe will give you many Halloween costume options. Typically, Grim Reaper robes are pretty inexpensive. I just recently bought one for only $20 and it is pretty decent. You can probably pay a little more to get a better quality robe, if you choose to do so. With so many Halloween costume options available, it is a good buy no matter what.
In this hub, I would like to explore some of your many Halloween costume options, such as:
- Grim Reaper
- Graveyard Monster
- Dementor (from Harry Potter)
- Black Hooded Catacombs Dweller (from As Above, So Below)
- Wise Old Wizard
- Ghostface (from Scream)
A Grim Reaper Robe - So Many Possibilities!
A Sickle to Complete the Look
It goes without saying the most obvious Halloween costume for a Grim Reaper robe is a Grim Reaper. If you buy the robe, you will want to add the addition of the scythe or sickle to your look. You can easily find them in any Halloween shop or costume store for about 8 bucks. They are usually in the weapon section sitting with the fake chainsaws, devil's pitchfork, and swords.
The great thing about being the Grim Reaper is you can wear some ghoulish makeup or a frightening mask. I've seen the Grim Reaper's face look like a skeleton, a ghost, or even completely blacked out. You can be as creative as you'd like with your face.
Generic Scary Mask
Sometimes you can be creative with a Grim Reaper robe. Lately I've been seeing a lot of ghoulish masks that are sure to frighten anyone. However, they do not necessarily fall into any particularly category. I would say you can take a ghoulish mask, throw on a black robe, and be a Graveyard Monster.
Let's face it, we are all a little scared of graveyards at night. What is more terrifying than a monster that roams around the graveyard at night? What is great about this idea is you can go with any type of mask or makeup that frightens you. Ghosts and skeleton masks are perfect for this costume.
A Black Mask to Hide Your Face
Do you love the Harry Potter movies, but you don't want to go with one of the "good" characters? After all, this is Halloween and what a perfect time to be evil. If you are a Harry Potter fan, you know nothing is scarier than a Dementor.
A Dementor is considered one of the foulest creatures to roam the world. The Dementors guard and suck the happiness right out of you. If they have a chance, they will take your soul. The last thing you want is a Dementor's Kiss. Askaban prison
A Dementor costume is not hard to do. A Grim Reaper robe and a blacked out face will do it. For the face, I would recommend getting one of those black spandex masks you can breathe through. I personally would not even consider trying to use that much black makeup on my pale face, but if you are much darker than me, you might have some success.
Harry's First Experience with a Dementor
This year, one of the most popular Halloween costumes will be Annabelle or an evil doll costume. Demon dolls are just all the rage this year! If you want to go with something a little more obscure, don't dress like a character from the movie, Annabelle. Instead, you can dress like a character from the movie, As Above, So Below. So far, I know no one that is aiming for that look this Halloween.
Spoiler Alert - If you've seen the movie, you have seen the black hooded dwellers that lurk in the catacombs. You can easily put on your black robe and a scary mask, and be one of these creatures. No one really knows who or what they are, so your options are pretty wide open. A plain grey or white mask will probably do best. Will you be scary? Yes! Will you be different? Sure!
Catacombs Dweller Appears at 38 or 39 Seconds Into Clip
You Can Be a Wizard!
Wise Old Wizard
Maybe you don't want to be super creepy this Halloween, but you still want to make the most of your Grim Reaper robe. That is cool. You can be a wise old wizard this Halloween!
With a long, white beard (hey, maybe you already have a long, white beard) you can look like a wise wizard in no time. In fact, if you happen to have an old Santa Claus beard, you can simply wear that. Instead of throwing on the Santa hat, you can wear the black robe instead. Now you are getting the most use out of your Santa beard, too.
My favorite movie is Scream, so this Halloween costume has a special place in my heart. This year for Halloween, you can be Ghostface from Scream! Ghostface is actually played by a different person (or people) in each movie, but the mask pretty much remains the same.
You can buy a Ghostface mask at pretty much any retailer now. I even found one in the dollar section of a store, which is why I own a Scream mask. Combine that mask with a Grim Reaper robe and you can pretty much relive your fondest Scream moments... just make sure to use a fake, plastic knife!
In all honesty, there is no stopping your Grim Reaper costume possibilities. You could be an old, haggard witch lady that stopped wearing a witch hat. You could opt to be a vampire or a cult member. For that matter, you could even be a Grime Reaper. You could bring a bucket of cleaning supplies with you to rid the world of grime everywhere you go! There are many wacky, scary, and weird options.
Aside from character options, you also have many choices for how to wear your Grim Reaper robe. You can keep the hood up all night if it seems like that is best for the look you are creating. That is also a good idea if it is cold or raining. You could choose to keep the hood down for characters like the wizard. I found that my Grim Reaper robe has a large hood, so I could use it to completely cover my face. In some ways, that is way easier than actually wearing a mask. A black Grim Reaper robe is great addition to your Halloween wardrobe.
Copyright ©2014 Jeannieinabottle
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