The real vintage scythe was the most expensive part of this costume. Found it on eBay for $100. The rest is pretty low budget. A fake scythe would be much cheaper and are found online for under $20.
This classic reaper was part of my elevator haunting gig. My favorite line to ask elevator riders, in as raspy voice as possible, was, “going down?” Scare was enhanced by running a stone over the blade in a sharpening action. The sound was chilling. Many coworkers decided to take the stairs instead.
Skull makeup, black hooded cloak, skeletal gloves.