Grim Reaper Costume

grim reaper costumesWelcome to the perfect place to find your grim reaper costume, you’re probably going to a fancy dress Halloween party or a fancy dress do at anytime of the Year and what better way to look scary that dressing as death himself?

Although Death has been personified in many different forms since the Angel of Death first visited Eve in The Garden of Eden (including as a woman with a poisonous tongue!), the Grim Reaper only became a universally recognised character when being used in animated propaganda films during the Second World War.

Since then, “he” has been personified as the Ghost of Christmas Future in remakes of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, as a character in Marvel Comic books, as an opponent in a dramatic chess game in the film “The Seventh Seal” and even made an appearance in “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows” (the story of Ignotus Peverell in case you were wondering).

Baby Don’t Fear the Reaper

Anybody who has listened to the 1976 Blue Oyster Cult smash hit will also know that the song is actually about eternal love and not Death. The lyrics relate to love transcending the actual physical existence of the partners – a theme borrowed from many non-Western cultures, where the concept of death is viewed as a celebratory event as opposed to one to be dreaded.

Inasmuch as your personal beliefs may or may not lead you to welcome a visit from the Grim Reaper, there is no doubt that when somebody dressed in a Grim Reaper costume comes knocking on your door at Halloween, you automatically know what he’s there for – and relieved it is just sweets. Likewise, Grim Reaper costumes go down really well at fancy dress parties throughout the year.

The Grim Reaper and Halloween

Both Harry Potter and the Grim Reaper are two of the most popular fancy dress costumes worn at Halloween. Both characters are instantly recognisable, but it is people who dress up in Grim Reaper costumes who look far scarier, and usually end up with more sweets when trick or treating – maybe as an insurance policy from nervous householders!

Although Grim Reaper costumes can be hired from your local fancy dress shop or bought online from Amazon, Grimreapercostume.co.uk shows you how to make a Grim Reaper costume economically and simply, and also the best way to accessorise it.  We believe that the best Grim Reaper costumes are those which you personalise yourself. After all, you wouldn’t want to get confused with the real thing!

The costumes of the grim reaper come in many shapes, sizes and of various quality, we have reviewed the best and make it easy for you to buy a grim reaper fancy dress outfit online which is a low cost yet excellent costume to be seen in.

The grim reaper has been around for years, not as a real person as far as we know but as a mythical character, in Celtic folklore he was known as Father Of Time or L’ankou, and the Romans called him Saturn meaning god of agriculture & the harvest.

The name “the grim reaper” was first used in the 15th century and is the name most of us are familiar with. The grim reaper is a skeleton dressed in a black mourning robe and carries a Scythe. The grim reaper goes by three names “Death”, “The Grim Reaper” & some call him “The angel of Death”.

The grim reaper makes a great Halloween costume because everyone knows who death is, and would be shocked to see a figure at the door in the dark that looks like the Grim reaper meaning their time has come!!

Buy a Grim Reaper Costume for your party today and you can rest assured no one will say “who have you come as?”