Step 3: Finishing the Head.
Alright. We need some kind of neck. Off to the thrift store! The local thrift store had a wonderful 2 dollar bag sale, so I stuffed a long black fake leather coat, black tights and a black long sleeve shirt into my bag. $2.00! So far well within my budget. When you cut up the vinyl fake leather it glues quite easily to the plastic. So now I have a neck and lips. time for some features. The Blue tube is empty 3/8 electrical flex that I had floating around. for the other ribbed sections I used an old pool pump hose that I had cluttering up the garage. A small piece of rope, artfully cut piece of cardboard and two blue balloons for cheeks and I was set. Time for that black paint! By the way, cheap black paint and vinyl don't mix. The paint reacts with the vinyl and takes on this nasty sticky texture which is very difficult to get rid of. So, before painting anything with vinyl on it, get some good plastic paint. A couple more two liter bottles to fill holes and we have a basic black alien head.