Step 6: Make the Jaw

Trace the outline of the upper lip onto cardboard and cut it out.

Untwist the coast hanger and bend it into a curve that matches the cardboard piece.

Tape the cardboard to the wire.

Bend the ends of the wire into an "L" shape. Bend the ends of the L into hooks.

Create a chin hold by shaping thin cardboard into a cone and taping it to the base of the jaw piece. Add some of the cosmetic sponges to make it more comfortable.

Sew a length of elastic onto the top of the tuque. Sew a metal ring to both ends of the elastic. We used hardware from an old purse but you could use a key ring like in this Realistic Werewolf Costume instructable.

Have your volunteer put on the mask and adjust the wire until the jaw piece sits comfortably on the chin and moves naturally when he speaks.

Build up the shape on the jaw with paper towel and masking tape. Make two teeth from cones of cardboard and tape them on.

Papier mache and then add clay as you did to the rest of the face.

<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="https://www.instructables.com/id/Dark-Crystal-Skeksis-Costume/" rel="nofollow">https://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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