Atreyu riding Falcor from the Neverending Story!

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Picture of Atreyu riding Falcor from the Neverending Story!
Nothing says Halloween like costumes from cheesy 80s childrens movies!  This build took some patience and a lot of spray glue (I pulled a muscle in my forearm from all the spraying!) but Falcor rides again!

Materials for Falcor:

Wire fencing
Wire cutters
Duct Tape
Newspaper/paper bags
1 yard of white fleece
2 yards of white fur
2 Styrofoam balls
Black and Brown Acrylic paint
Red/tan felt

Materials for Atreyu:

Suade shirt 

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Step 1: Creating Falcor's "Skeleton"

Picture of Creating Falcor's
-Use garden fencing to create Falcor's Skeleton.  First, cut enough fencing to create a cylinder which will become Falcor's body.  Make sure it is a bit wider than your hips.  When you cut the wire leave enough stay wire so you can wrap the ends to the structure to connect the pieces.  

-Cut a hole in the top and bottom of the cylinder. This is where you will be stepping into the body.  It should be easy to pull up onto your hips but still snug.

Step 2: Adding Falcor's Legs

Picture of Adding Falcor's Legs
-Create a cylinder with apprximatley a 4inch diameter with the wire.  This will be one of the legs.  

-Mold the wire at one end so it tapers off.  This will be the foot.  Bend (and cut if necessary) the wire about half of the way up the cylinder to create the leg joint.  

-Cut some of the horizontil wires where the upper leg will be touching Falcor's body.  Wrap those wire around the body to attach the leg.  

-Repeat for the remaining three legs.

Step 3: Falcor's "skull"

Picture of Falcor's
-Create a cylinder with the fencing for Falcor's head.  Make sure it is porptional to Falcor's body.  

-Add a "bridge" to the top of the cylinder.  This will be where Falcor's eyes will rest.  

-Cut the ends of the cylinder where the mouth will be.  Taper the ends a bit to create the mouth.  

-When you are done, check to see how Falcor's head will fit with the body.  Do not attach the head yet, however.

LarchOye5 months ago

"cheesy 80s childrens movies"?!

robcola2010 months ago
I can't wait to see what you come up with in the future
laurakenora (author)  robcola2010 months ago

Thanks! I've got some ideas brewing for this Halloween... hopefully they come together!

Mrballeng2 years ago
Now I have the theme song stuck in my head. Turned out great. Have you seen one of these?
laurakenora (author)  Mrballeng2 years ago
Genius! I must get one!
The Rambler2 years ago
This is hilarious, and really awesome, but mostly hilarious.
ianmi2 years ago
Totally amazing xx
poofrabbit2 years ago
Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest!!! Can’t wait to see if you win! Good luck!
You created a Falcor who looks both kind AND eager for an adventure. AWESOME!!!!
that is a fantastic costume has really made me smile, :)
awesome costume!!!!!!!
poofrabbit2 years ago
I loved this movie as a kid!! Seeing this made the theme song play in my head, thanks for the memories and great instructable!