Eschewing the skeleton costume (Know I'll regret that one!), I opted for more wearable items to work on.
I started out with this shirt. (I think it's a shirt at least?) It was enormous, offered no shape, and had weird vertical seams and a drawstring bottom. But I liked the pattern, so I wanted to see what I could do.
After taking in the sides about 10 inches, taking out the white vertical seam and drawstring bottom, I ended up with this: