This is a static prop of the kiss of death based on a real marble sculpture from 1930 found in a cemetery in Barcelona Spain. We decided to make the human form be a woman instead of a man and we used our grey stone paint scheme that we often use with our Halloween props.
The prop consists of 2 wooden bases covered in foam, a rigid foam female body with a wig draped in a monster mud coated shroud, and a pose-able skeleton with attached foam carved wings.
Modifying a Foam Body Form
The female body form, head, and hands were purchased from prop company as a custom order to have their stock foam rubber pieces cast in rigid foam.
The body form came in 4 separate pieces. A torso, hips and legs, and 2 arms with no hands. To create the woman in that position:
We had to cut the hips and legs apart and reshape them into the position we wanted and using a 2-part expanding foam from Smooth-On. We built up dams with painters tape or gaffers tape to fill in the gaps with 2-part expanding foam and sanded out the excess, to create the missing body shape.
We attached the head, torso, hips and legs, arms, and hands together with gorilla glue and then foam filled the gaps and sanded/sculpted them.
We made sure to attach the head with the neck bent into position by cutting the neck at an angle, filling it with expanding foam and sanding it down.
The fingers in the hands were bent to rest on the base by heating the foam hands up with a head gun and using gloves to slowly and carefully bend the fingers to the desired position.