you really dont need hands do you?
I used to just ball up some paper or plastic bags for head ..
center sheet over head
do some tacking with thread
add some eyes and done
you can use the wire for the wide out effect
attach them to the inside of the head ( meaning wrap your plastic or paper around the 2 stems) tape at the bottom of head so they dont swing around and tangle your sheet up
hope this helps a bit
My favorite costume was when I was in the 2nd grade and cut two holes in a white sheet for eyes and a scrap wrapped around my neck (loosley).. I was a ghost, and that was that. It's the simple things that make the best impression. And welcome back, edwood...I 've noticed your absence too, among others, glad to have you back to posting!
It doesn't seem too scary to the gruesome lot that we are, but if you saw some guy wearing a sheet with eye holes...walking around your neighborhood, quietly and at night. That would kinda frak me out.