Remember Jim Henson's classic film, Labyrinth, starring David Bowie? 

Who wouldn't want their very own friend Ludo?

In the movie the furry giant is played by the incredible Ron Mueck but this Halloween I decided the role would be best performed by my boyfriend.

*for more info on me, my costumes and my other crafts, check out my blog, http://modmischief.blogspot.com/

Step 1: What you'll need

If you too would like a Ludo, here's what you'll need:

-a victim, er, I mean a volunteer

materials for the mask:
-plaster cloth, we used Rigid Wrap
-an old tuque (I believe the Americans call them beanies, but any tight fitting hat would do)
-duct tape
-modeling clay, make sure it's the kind that can air dry, we used DAS
-one wire coat hanger
-masking tape
-toilet paper tubes
-paper towel
-white glue
-make-up sponges
-metal rings, ours were from a broken purse but you could use key chain rings
-spray paint, we used Valspar Suede
-acrylic paint
-fun/fake fur, you'll need less than a meter for the head

materials for the body:
-fun/fake fur, about 4 meters
-an unwanted jacket
-a pair of pants to trace
-upholstery foam, we bought 2 packs of 4 seat cushions
-bamboo stakes, the kind they sell for gardening
-knock-off Hulk hands
-fabric to use for suspenders, we used an old pair of pants
-duct tape
-spray paint, the same as you use on the mask

materials for the feet:
-an old pair of shoes
-Hobbit feet
-fun/fake fur

necessary tools:
-sewing machine
-glue gun with a big bag of glue sticks
-paint brushes
-saw or other way to cut bamboo

-Styrofoam head, the kind they use to display wigs (not necessary but helpful when you're working on the mask)
-6'4" boyfriend
<p>this is totally going to be my Halloween costume for next year I better get started on it lol...</p>
LOVE THIS!! Paired with a Sarah it would make such the awesome couples costume! Now... if only I could convince my boyfriend..
Thanks so much for sharing this amazing costume! I followed your instructable this&nbsp;Halloween&nbsp;for a group labyrinth costume where my best friend's 5 year old son was the Goblin King! Thanks so much for helping to make us the belle of the ball!<br> <a href="http://flic.kr/p/dqAvZg" rel="nofollow">http://flic.kr/p/dqAvZg</a><br>
Wow, all 3 of you look great! Thanks for sharing the picture
I want to throw someone into the swamp of everlasting stench!
MOVIE QUOTE NATZI: &quot;Bog of Eternal Stench!&quot;
Smells bad!
This is freakin' awesome...no other way to put it. My daughter (9yo) wants to be Aughra and after telling her that it was not possible, now I have some ideas and next year, my daughter WILL have an Aughra costume.
awesome job on the Ludo!&nbsp; I especially like the arm extensions.&nbsp; Since you must like Jim Hensons work, Check out my Skeksis from Dark Crystal Costume:<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Dark-Crystal-Skeksis-Costume/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/Dark-Crystal-Skeksis-Costume/</a><br /> <br />
looks amazing... except... (I&nbsp;hate to say anything negative, since it is such a great job, but)... <br /> <br /> Ludo had RED&nbsp;fur, not light tan/brown!!!<br /> <br /> <br />
I'm going to have to blame the colour on the poor quality of my camera.<br /> <br /> The long fur on the mask especially is much more of a rust colour in person (very similar to the fun fur used in the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Labyrinth-Ludo-Talking-Plush-Toy/dp/B001774A2O">stuffed toy Ludo</a>).<br /> <br /> I don't think Ludo was red but he definitely had an orangier tint to his fur.
&nbsp;yes! &nbsp;I was leaving a comment on your mermaid inst. about the ludo in the picture, I'm so happy this is here!
WOW! ...this is great.<br />
I mostly just remember David Bowie's crotch bulge....but really, who could forget that?<br />
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Great mask, and definitely a lot easier to get around in than the original where the opporators head was in ludo's shoulder.<br /> Great Job!<br />
brilliantly done! that mask is spot on!<br />
I love that movie (and your ible.) Smell!
<p>You could probably also use the craft foam they sell in thin sheets.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Definitely. <br /> We happened to have the cosmetic sponges on hand but anything soft and spongy would work.
Excellent costume, great instructable. Thanks!<br />
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Duckpin bowling!<br />
Very Nice !!!!! stay away from the Bog of Stench <br />
Thumbs up from ThePelton as well!
awesome!! and one of my favorite movies too :)
Great work! I love all the detail put into the mask! :D<br />
That looks fantastic!&nbsp; One of my favourite childhood movies, too.&nbsp; :)<br />

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