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Headless Horseman

Contest Photo by: gbatalibrooks
Denver, CO,
Category: Creative Creatures

Brief Description:

The Headless Horseman was our most ambitious Halloween costume yet and was a family affair. Everything was developed from scratch or from recycled clothes. The costume was worn by our 10 year old boy. His body was the body of the horseman, his feet were the front feet of the horse and the pumpkin was both his head and, practically, his candy stash bucket. It definitely got a lot of fun reactions from people and made Trick-or-Treat slower but more fun due to all the requests for pictures.


Chicken wire, gorilla tape, horse mask, black material, newspaper, black jacket, black cape, black pants, cardboard, red led lights, black chiffon, black trim for the mane and tail, pumpkin head, cardboard tube, old hat, velcro and elastic.

Time to Create:

About 12 hours
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