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
-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)
-modeling clay, make sure it's the kind that can air dry, we used DAS
-one wire coat hanger
-toilet paper tubes
-metal rings, ours were from a broken purse but you could use key chain rings
-spray paint, we used Valspar Suede
-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
-spray paint, the same as you use on the mask
materials for the feet:
-an old pair of shoes
-glue gun with a big bag of glue sticks
-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)
Step 2: Make the base for the mask
Cut the plaster cloth into strips and triangles.
Following the package directions, dip the pieces in water and apply the plaster to your volunteer's face.
We used a hair dryer to dry it faster and then threw the mask in the microwave.