I haven't tried this yet... I'm going to give it a shot this year for
Halloween. I think it will work pretty well.
To create the look of a person who has been hanged, first get good thick
cord rope and tie it into a noose. Make sure it is big enough to get your
head through! You might also, either figure out a way to make sure the noose
CAN'T be tightened, or tie it in a know that will come undone if it is
pulled on too hard.
Paint your face in the standard "dead" colors, pale white with black accents
around the cheeks and eyes. Use black, blue and purple makeup to mark
around the noose where it hits your neck. Final makeup touches would make
it appear blood has oozed from the eyes, nose and mouth.
I would recommend a hood, but then you can't see where you're going! And
people can't see your gruesome makeup work. :)
If you want to intensify you've been hanging for a while, get some dry
leaves from the yard, crush them up and rub them into your hair and clothes
for that "weather-beaten" look.
ICK! This strikes me as a really original costume... we'll see what my
friends think this year!
Thanks to Gene for this very creepy idea.