This is my Halloween costume.

Based it off of Sandwraith from Heroes of Newerth.

Had Mark take the picture outside in our yard. Used the image to enter into the Heroes of Newerth costume contest. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place get $100, $50, and $25 respectively. If I can place I’ll be able to at least cancel out the cost required to make this costume.

Bought a normal grim reaper hooded cloak and a plastic sword. Went to Lowe’s and bought a 50lb bag of sand and some plastic black chain. Made the hourglass out of a bunch of cardboard, glue, tape, and two 2-liter Sierra Mist containers. Took an old red shirt of mine and cut it into the front cloth thing. The mask is a piece of cardboard that I poured glue on and then poured sand. Everything else is thrown together with duct tape and string. This costume wouldn’t last 10 minutes outside of the apartment, but it’s good enough for a picture. I also couldn’t see because the eye holes weren’t lined up to my actual eyes.

For the picture, I got a spray bottle of water and completely soaked myself. Then I took a bucket (which we accidentally left in the picture) of sand and dumped it over me. The sand didn’t stick as much as I had hoped, but I guess it worked. Overall, it was a pretty amusing experience.


  1. Robin

    October 31, 2010

    You should have had someone pouring the sand on you from above as the photograph went off

  2. Sarah Lu

    November 22, 2010

    I am in awe of your hourglass. Those are definitely not Sierra Mist bottles anymore. Bravo. :P

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