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Tombstone Costume

Follow these simple directions to create a Tombstone costume.

Time: 20 minutes plus drying time

Effort: Quick and easy - no sewing required


  • 2 large pieces of cardboard
  • String or yarn
  • Paint (green, brown, black, and gray)
  • Paintbrush and sponges
  • Black clothing (optional)
  • Scissors

Instructions: Cut two large tombstone-shaped pieces out of the cardboard. Paint them a solid gray, and then sponge paint green for moss and brown for dirt. With the black paint, letter the inscription for the tombstone. After it dries, punch two holes on either side of the shape on both pieces, and string the two together so you can wear it over your shoulders like a sandwich board. To make costume stand out more, wear all black clothing underneath.

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