Headless Horseman (Sleepy Hollow) Costume for Cosplay & Halloween
One of the most memorable characters in the film, Sleepy Hollow, is the Headless Horseman. When he was alive, he was a Hessian mercenary who loved the chaos that conflict brings. He was known to ride his horse and behead his enemies with his axe. Sometime during 1779, he was caught and beheaded. But someone brought him back to life.
The Headless Horseman looks sinister yet regal in his mercenary uniform. He wears a typical colonial outfit consisting of a jacket, jabot, and cuffs. He is also armed with his axe. Here’s everything you need to look like the Headless Horseman from Sleepy Hollow.
How to Make Sleepy Hollow Costume
|1||Colonial Jacket||Start of your outfit with a colonial jacket.|
|2||Colonial Jabot and Cuffs||Accessorize with a colonial jabot and some lace cuffs.|
|3||Black Medieval Pants||Pair your top with black medieval pants.|
|4||Black Boots||Don’t forget to wear a sturdy pair of black boots.|
|5||Axe||Arm yourself with your trusty hollow axe.|
|6||EVA Foam||Use EVA foam to elevate your costume to help hide your real head.|
|7||Assorted Acrylic Paint||Don’t forget to paint your EVA Foam to look inconspicuous.|
|8||Costume Set||Don’t want to DIY? Get this costume set instead.|
About Sleepy Hollow
Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 American horror film directed by Tim Burton, and is loosely adapted from Washington Irving’s short story back in 1820. One of its most notable characters, the Headless Horseman, was portrayed by Cristopher Walken (during his lifetime) and Ray Park (during his headless scenes).
Check out these sites to read more about the Headless Horseman and the other characters from Sleepy Hollow: