So you wanna make a cardboard stand up of someone?
Well with a few hours and a few bucks you can make one.
Now I just have a standup of my brother but imagine all the possibilities. Who will be the first to make a cardboard stand up all the furniture in their friends living room. Take a picture of the living room as is. Remove all furniture. Install cardboard stand ups in their respective places!
There are really two, well maybe three approaches to making a cardboard stand up.
First you can have someone make one for you.http://www.lifesizegreetings.com/gallery.htmhttp://www.partypop.com/Vendors/4064885.htmhttp://www.airbornevisuals.com/popdisplays/custom-standups/life-size-cutout.html
Prices for a 6'4 figure are about $165.00 not including shipping.
A cheaper approach calls for taking the photo and breaking up into desktop printer sized parts.http://www.blockposters.com/
This would only cost the ink and paper. Ultra cheap if you have a decent printer and can deal with some lines.
I wanted something a little more.
I had a life size photo of my brother printed at Kinkos and I mounted it to the cardboard myself. Cost about 125.00
Keep in mind they charge by the square foot. Smaller person, smaller print cost. Cost to print 6'4 brother came to $110.00 with 10% student discount. About 15.00 for foamcore + gluesticks.