These Halloween skeletons are easy to put together. I bought the basic, posable skeletons from the Oriental Trading Co.
The sailor/pirate skeleton is wearing doll pants that I made, and a baby shirt and vest. I used bandanas for the waist and head bands. The vaudeville skeleton is wearing a baby dress bought at a second hand store and a hat and boa bought from Michael’s Craft Store. I also bought a doll’s wig from Michael’s and glued it on to her head. Finally I ripped and tore the clothes in strategic places.
I put plant stakes in the ground and attached the skeletons with catamount ties.
For the bride, I picked out some wedding dress material and wrapped and pinned it at her back. I bought a wig, dolls veil and bouquet at Michael’s and glued or tied everything together.
For the groom I shredded a boy’s baby suit and shirt. I also bought second hand baby shoes. The hat is made out of craft foam – just rolled, stapled and glued. The clothes don’t have to be well made; it’s the illusion that counts.
The skeletons change positions every year. The year they danced, I played Strauss Waltzes for the trick-or-treaters.
I dripped green glitter glue in the plastic champagne cups for a moldy affect.
To see the skeletons “in action,” click on this link: Skeletons