This DIY Ghost Costume is stunningly spooky and easy to make. Girls will love showing off this costume when trick-or-treating or attending a Halloween party. Keep reading to find out how to make a ghost Halloween costume for kids, teens, and women.
I love making Halloween costumes for our girls. Each year I work with our girls to design their costume ideas and I love seeing their creativity grow as they sketch out their plans and we turn them into reality.
My 14-year-old niece Julia decided to make a pretty ghost costume with a cape full of flowing fabric and a haunting hood.
How To Make A Ghost Costume
For our costume, in addition to our hooded cape, we sewed a kerchief skirt and a cowl neck top with long, shredded sleeves.
But if you are in a hurry, or you don’t have a sewing machine, you can just make the hooded cape and use a store-bought skirt and top. While it is faster to use a sewing machine to make the cape, you can definitely sew the cape by hand. (I am heading out to trick or treat with my kids, but I will update soon with sewing instructions.)
We are thrilled with how well our ghost costume turned out.
We used organza for the hooded cape which gives the cape a shimmering, luxurious quality.
We were going to make the cape from sparkling white tulle but opted for organza instead. I am so glad we did. I love how the cape almost glows in the light.
One of the challenges with many DIY ghost costumes is that they can block vision, making it hard for kids to see while trick or treating.
Since this ghost costume uses a hood that doesn’t cover your face, it’s much safer for kids or teens to wear while out on Halloween night.
For our version of this ghost costume, we wanted the cape to be extra long and flowing for our Halloween photoshoot. But to make it more practical for trick-or-treating or wearing to a Halloween party, we would recommend you make the cape shorter so that it is ankle length or use safety pins to pin it up.
The design of this DIY ghost costume also allows you to wear it without the cape for a different look. If you are at a party or at school, you can remove the cape and still be ghostly.
I’ll update this post soon with more detailed instructions for how to make this ghost costume.
In the meantime, I hope you all have a happy Halloween!
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