OK, we don't really observe Halloween here in Australia. Trick-or-treating, definitely not. But sometimes there is the odd party happening at this time that adopts a Halloween-y theme and thus provides an excuse for people to dress up in weird outfits. So, a few years ago my eldest son and two of his friends went to such a party and decided they wanted to be Grim Reapers. Hehe, checked out the dates on these photos, and wow, it was four years ago. Four years ago! Man!
I made their costumes (don't get the wrong idea, I don't make a habit of this sort of largesse...) using 4m each of black cotton fabric, and they fashioned the scythes themselves from my husband's bamboo aikido poles with cardboard blades covered with aluminium foil..
I thought they looked pretty good, no? Tim is on the far left...! lol. How can I tell? Well, a mother just knows, yeah.