Think skeleton + Halloween and, if you're anything like me, your mind immediately leaps to the Grim Reaper.
Shortly followed by a reference to DiscWorld and certain Blue Oyster Cult songs. (Oh brilliant! Someone actually did combine the two!) Therefore I thought it best to get this entity out of the way before hurtling into the bog standard skeletons.
The Grim Reaper has been part of Western mythology for centuries. There are medieval plague pits marked with his face. This is the skeletal being who will come for your soul at the moment of death. Creepy!
Zagone Studios, as usual, have come up with a fantastic costume for the Grim Reaper. However, they're no longer offering the complete ensemble in one handy set. Instead, you have to trawl through finding each of the components. I've added the gown and mask above, which are the main events.
Zagone have a deserved reputation for producing high-quality, enduring fancy dress items. Their Death costume is no exception. It's probably all worth the price for the skull mask alone!
There's a hidden hood, which renders it very comfortable to wear, but also elasticated straps that fit over your jaw. When you talk, the skull's mouth opens and closes very realistically. I love stuff like that!
Grim Reaper is all well and good, but personally I'd be telling everyone that I came as Death from Discworld. It's the same thing, but cooler!