Picture of How to make the Jigsaw Killers headtrap for next to nothing
This is my second build themed around the 'Saw' movies for our halloween party. It details the construction of a replica head trap as worn by Amanda in the first saw movie. This costume is for my fiance who puts up with my weirdness but also goes to the same parties. It should probably be pointed out about now that this wont actually rip her head off if she doesnt escape it in time.

The first costume was the Billy puppet also from the saw movies. It can be found here: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-the-Jigsaw-Killers-puppet-Billy-for-/

This build is again designed to be very cheap and is also made from cardboard and newspaper and PVA. The details will be written as completely as possible but it is worth noting that this is only one design. I would never be able to copy this exactly as I have used several of my unique bits in this one. The basics would be the same but the devil is in the details.

Step 1: Raw Materials

This project uses PVA glue and paper to smooth over a cardboard base, hopefull making it look metallic and a bit more substantial than just cardboard.

Materials you will need:
Newspaper, saved from our recyling this is a cheap material for any project.
Cardboard, Corrugated and normal, we recently gained a vast quantity of corrugated thanks to a trip
to Ikea.
The following materials are things I own in quantity and could be considered stock items. The exact details are impossible to define, these create the details of the mask so can be added to the makers own tastes.
Plastic tubing, Balsa wood, Soda bottle lids, plastic gears,

Tools you will need:
There is nothing special here, just a few things you probably already have around the house.
PVA glue, in quantity. The whole mask is held together by this stuff so you will get through a fair amount.
Masking tape and double sided tape. Tape is always good to allow you to put stuff on and take it off again until you're happy with it.

A craft knife. This is used mainly to cut the card into the desired shapes
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The boyfriend went as jigsaw & Amanda this past Halloween of the movies 10 year anniversary. Making the mask was time consuming but we had fun with it and it turned out great! A lot better than some I've seen. We won 1st place in the costume contest we entered.

durb691 year ago
You inspired me to make my own. Thanks for the help! Here is my masks.
My friend has started watching saw and he never stops talking about a thing called the reverse bare trap have you heard of it? it like blows of there heads if they don't answer the riddle in time or something very gorry not fun
Patrix925 years ago
Heres Mine!!
Sick!! That is just epic!! I want to build one but its a bit difficult for meh!! And can you open the jaws? NICEEE
what did you make the trap out of???
First I measued my head so It could fit and make sure its not to tight then I made the skeleton of the whole thing with cardboard next I duct tape all the pieces (some separate some together) to make it a little bulky then I super glued all the pieces together waited overnight and added the deatils.

It took about 2 large boxes, 2 rolls of duct tape, 1 large tube of super glue, paint and misc. wires and bolts.

also make a timer out of an old stopwatch, made a key out of black clay and lock out of paper.

Just to make sure that the top head strap is secure because it will get heavy.
if i gave you my email could you send some pics of urs and a list of stuff you used to make it...
Sure but im not going to make a tutorial but some helpful tips
sounds good my email is paulpavilonis@yahoo.com. can u list the items you used.
There's something way simpler on this website called "private messaging"...
dude you should take that down, its called spammers
Thanks and thank you for making a tutorial, it really helped me on getting started! I would of never thought of making it out of cardboard. I think this build cost me like $15, much cheaper than a $35 costume at the store.
msraynsford (author)  Patrix925 years ago
Fantastic, I really love all the extra little detail you have around the mouth piece.
Thanks alot! I am now doing my own step by step instructions of how to make a Reverse Bear trap, NICEEE
naig3 years ago
esta bacan esa idea lo voy a hacer bye
nice prop u have creative thinking
The reverse bear trap.
mestelar4 years ago
looks amazing .. I also makes one like it, I am a great fan of the series saw, I have to saw billy doll made ​​by me, hope I can do the reverse bear trap, as well I came Billy.
who are interested in the doll billy of saw them pass my youtube upload the tutorial soon on how to do .. if I do, surely I'll upload them to this page and link step.
thank you all, bye!
nice paint job
would like the link please
ivondudley4 years ago
That is so cool
lflores14 years ago
can it kill?
nnooo! :P
Radament4 years ago
This is the mine.
psp1614 years ago
Cool! I made one that looks just like it!
Thanks for the help
Oh, that's really GREAT!!! thank you very much for this costume. it looks just like a real headtrap!
gecko_girl34 years ago
Your saw instructables are amazing! The versions that others have made and shared in the previous comments are great too! I have but one question, how difficult is it for the wearer of this mask to eat, drink, talk, etc. while wearing it? Do you have to remove it completely to eat or drink? I assume if you drank thru a straw you'd be ok but is there enough clearance to maneuver bits of foods to your mouth without having to remove the entire mask?
ddrocks4 years ago
Dumb ? but how is she dressed as well? I want to make this for a party we are going to - I just need the other costume details.
And thank you - it's AWESOME!
eoutlaw4 years ago
My brother's girlfriend asked me to make this for her, and he's going as the Jigsaw mask dude. Thanks for this! :-)
skipernicus4 years ago
Comparing yours to the actual movie prop, I like yours better.
MissyMurder5 years ago
This is AMAZING!! Can't wait for halloween!! Awesome job on the costume! I love it!!!
does it work?
Not at all, if you had read, you would know that ;)
Someone should make one that works.
One that rips your face apart?
Out of curiosity, WHY!?
zascecs Kaiven5 years ago
There is a sequel coming out to the latest Saw movie called: "Mr. Hankie Man"... 
because cows can kill
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