This is the Halloween costume I made for my niece. Oddly enough, she didn't want to be Elsa (from Disney's "Frozen") which I originally asked her if she wanted to be, she said she wanted to be a ghost instead. Fair enough, and it's way easier to make and cheaper too.
I would like to share with you guys how I made this ghost costume. Lets get started! :)
Materials you will need:
White fabric or an old bed sheet that you don't need it anymore.
Black permanent marker or fabric marker
Open the fabric. Pin and sew for the body shape, keeping it loose for a flowing effect.
Then, cut or tear the fabric into strips (but not past the stitch).
For the head;
I measured from one of her ears to the other, which measured to be about 10.5" but I added 1.5". Then, from the top of her head to her shoulder measured to be about 12" and I added 6".
So, the measurements for the head over all is 12" x 18".
(Optional: For the bottom where it rests on the shoulders, you can eye ball it, but your end shape should look like Darth Vader helmet or a bell. I hope I didn't confuse you. )
Now, get two pieces of fabric and cut. I cut the top like a V shape 2" down. Pin and sew along the sides (not the bottom or the V at the top).
With the V shape that I cut, open it up and match the two seams. Pin and sew.
It should look like this on the top.
Then, try the mask on and find where the eyes are and mark it. Make sure not they close their eyes and don't poke them too hard. :)
Make an oval shape for the eyes that are big enough to see through and make sure you only cut one the front of the mask.
Turn your mask right side out and slip a piece of paper inside. Use a black marker (or fabric markers are best, since sharpies run when washed) and trace around the eyes to give it a more defined and cartoony look. Then, draw any mouth and nose shape you'd like.