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This is an instructable that follows the construction of my Giant Monster Hands. They are a Halloween accessory designed to be worn with the Horror Head.

This project was light on preconception. I mostly made it up as I went along. Strap in, kids, this is going to be a bumpy ride!
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Step 1: Get Some (stuff)

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First off, I bought two pieces of cheap cushion foam, a pair of snug-fitting gardening gloves, a spool of string and a sack of polyester fiber-fill. Other stuff that's needed (but which I already had on hand):

needles, stickpins, strong thread, scissors, treated canvas, wire, and duct tape. And paint, of course.

The first thing to do was decide the general size of the hands that I wanted, and cut them out. I added a couple of other hunks of foam to rough out the shape of the palm, but that turned out not to be really necessary. Bear with me, we will figure this out as we go along.

Step 2: Hand to Hand

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The next step is to decide where the real hands will go, within the overall structure. I chose, and then I taped the gloves in place. I will mention that anytime you are taping, wiring, or otherwise modifying the gardening gloves, be sure to put the glove on your hand. Otherwise you may tighten it up too much, rendering the glove unwearable (or at least uncomfortable). If this happens, you'll want to know about it right away, and not several steps down the line when it will be far less convenient to fix it.

Vladimyr6 years ago
Looking great!! I can't wait to see the completed costume!
pokiespout (author)  Vladimyr6 years ago
Thank you! I can't wait either!
depotdevoid6 years ago
That is freakin' awesome, as usual!
pokiespout (author)  depotdevoid6 years ago
Thanks, bro (and I mean that literally, not in the way that other people might say it. Like "bruh", for example. I don't mean it that way.) Anyhow, Rob and I hit a couple of thrift shops last night and I picked up the coat that I will be using for the costume! So finally, after days of idleness, I can get back to work on this monster of mine!