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My absolute, all time favorite movies are the Evil Dead/ Army of Darkness "trilogy". For a fast and cheap costume this year I used the Book of the Dead, the Necronomicon Ex Mortis, as inspiration. I gave myself one week and $50 to pull this one off.

 
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Step 1: Supplies

polystyrene foam
Hot wire carving tools
Spray adhesive
Cardboard
duct tape
acrylic paint
paint brush / old tooth brush
paint rags
vinyl fabric
poster paper
red markers
glue gun

Step 2: Make the Face

I didn't really follow a specific face style for this. In the movies the Necronomicon has many looks, so I loosely based it on the scene in Army of Darkness where the book bites Ash's hand in the graveyard.

I have a set of hot wire carving tools, but I only used one tool for this project. The Freehand Router tool. You can change the wire shape on this tool to accommodate your sculpting.

I had this nice piece of blue foam left over from a older project, it was about the right size to cover most of my torso.

I carved the evil face and sloped out the edges making sure to carve many deep grooves all over the surface. When finished, I spray glued it to the cover of my book. The shell of the book is 3 cardboard panels duct taped together.

MYNDFIELDS2 years ago
EPIC - rock on chick!
ivondudley3 years ago
Absolutely fantastic
AlysiaMakes3 years ago
Rockin'.
l8nite3 years ago
Thats almost to cool ! I may need a smaller version to sit by our entrance.
footer03 years ago
Will you marry me?. I love that movie O.o...
MichellePar3 years ago
Awesome!