Headless Ghosts of the 1700s
Aladdin and Phoenix are dressed as Headless Ghosts of the 1700’s, the Gray Gentleman and the Luminous Lady. The Luminous Lady cut off the Gray Gentleman’s head in anger, and now he carries it each Halloween.
We hand-made these costumes for our dogs Aladdin (The Gray Gentleman) and Phoenix (The Luminous Lady). The male ghost has a long jacket in shades of blue and gray. We measured where the dog’s head should go and created a hole that would just fit his head, with no space around it to show through. We bought a white mannequin torso form, which we painted to look ghostly, by dry-brushing it with gray paint, and adding red paint to make it look a little bloody. The female ghost has a gray dress with netting attached to it. We cut the ends of the dress with a jagged raggedy look that we thought looked ghostly. We stuffed the gloves for both outfits with stuffing and attached them to the arms of the outfits. For the headless ghost, we attached one hand above and one hand below the hole where the dog’s head would go, so that the gloves appeared to be holding up his head when he put it on. We added a old fashioned styled gray wig for the female ghost and a sword, which we also painted to look bloody, and a male gray wig for the boy ghost. We did not digitally alter this photo in any way.