Picture of How to make the Jigsaw Killers puppet, Billy, for virtually nothing
This instructable details how to make a mask that looks like the evil puppet from the movie 'Saw'.

Halloween is fast approaching and I wanted to make a great costume for one of our parties. I love the movie 'Saw' and it provided suitable inspiration for a costume. I don't like spending a lot of money on these projects so I have tried to pull this together spending as little as possible. The current cost runs to 99 pence (I'm English) so I feel like I have acheived what I set out to do.

Now some apologies.
1. This instructable is written after I completed the project. Only once it was finished did I realise it actually looked pretty good and I wanted to share it. This means all the images are taken from the leftovers. If there is anything unclear then please ask.
2. My digicam appears to have died, leaving only my webcam to take the photos from. This explains why they are poor quality. When I get a new camera I may update these photos.
3. I'm sure ripping off someone else's idea like this may infringe some copyright agreement or similar, therefore I recomend that you go and see Saw IV this halloween so some money gets back to the right people and you can feel less guilty in yourself (also you'll get to see a good movie)
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can you please make the doll

can you show how to make the doll

Absolutely wicked! Hey, could the head be put on a doll or something to make a puupet prop to go along with a Jigsaw costume?

isandgren4 years ago
Thank you for posting this, it was really helpful :)

Now, I'm ready to hit the town with my tricycle and my Billy the Puppet mask lol
neozelandes4 years ago
you probably shouldav made it wider at the jaw
neozelandes4 years ago
could you do a tutorial on how to make the base mask even though u bawt it
Keith-Kid6 years ago

Art Maniac5 years ago
 wait i mean amanda
Art Maniac5 years ago
 i think its that bear trap looking mask that sarah wheres in SAW, im not sure wich number though.
sambeano5 years ago
asencion5 years ago
i know that it's kinda last minute but i have a party this saturday and really want to make this mask. how did u construct the base mask? i know u used cardboard but how did u get it to mold to your likeness and what kind of cardboard did you use?
msraynsford (author)  asencion5 years ago
I didnt build the base mask I bought it from a local store
arhodes185 years ago
 can you make a v for vendetta one :-D
zeroriku5 years ago
i'm a bit confused here...>< do you glue the newspaper to the mask or around the ping pong ball?
msraynsford (author)  zeroriku5 years ago
I glued it to the mask, so it was about 2mm off of the ping pong ball on all sides.
the saw robot scares me to death so when i saw this a jumped a mile
Sick.Mate6 years ago
pleassseee help mee :(
Sick.Mate6 years ago
hi the tut is really good but 1 trouble i cant find a mask how do u make it...... i mean the mask without anything on it no detail.. lol PLEASE HELP btw ur good at tuts
I don't understand the 4th step. and how do you put the chin piece back on?
snopkin6 years ago
the newspapers absorbs the color ! :|
i used alot of paint and it still aint enough....guess i'll beed another layer of white color.

by the why... to the give the eyes the "poping up" look ,you put them from behind the mask and then glued them or you just put them on the mask ?

thank you =]
snopkin6 years ago
how much time it should take to dry ? i've let it a day to dry and it's not dry yet... :\
msraynsford (author)  snopkin6 years ago
It should only take 24 hours, is it possible that you made quite a weak mix of PVA and water?
laroca6 years ago
So a couple things I am confused on: The 1/2 ping pong ball gets glued on the inside of the eye socket with the concave part facing inside, correct? I don't understand how the chin is constructed and kept in place.
msraynsford (author)  laroca6 years ago
The ping pong ball thing sounds right. The chin was constructed as part of the mask, it was then cut out when the mask was thick enough and finished seperately (paper mache to hide the edges etc). It was glued to my own chin for the night using a latex based glue.
I am in the process of making one but with a plastic blank mask and a few different parts. Hopefully I will be able to post pics soon.
rihen7 years ago
Where did you get the base mask from?
rihen7 years ago
rihen7 years ago
This is awesome Thanks
manu guys love SAW dnt u ppl
the other mask, phantom of the opera?
no it's the basic cardboard mask
slimguy3797 years ago
this is an awesome idea (and it great that its cheap!!!) thanks for posting!!
1 last question, do you add definitiion to the jaw b4 you cut it out or after, what do you suggest?
I added mine after. It makes it easier to see where the edges lie exactly. Also you'll need to wrap around the edges once it is cut so you might as well do it all at once.
what do you mean by making it look flush before you add more padding? id be most appreciative for a reply thank you
Adding the fish shape piece of paper around the eye socket leaves a big dent around the eye area. You need to fill this dent before you paper over it.
i wont make a costume but i will make the whole puppet, with the whole head formed and the whole body, when im done ill send you the pics, thank you so much!
ps I'm making the original billy from the saw short film, with the green hat shoes and all
what is your second mask?
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