Introduction: Making a Dead Guy 101

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Liza is back! And this time she's making a dead guy, and ooh man does this get gruesome. If you like horror movies, fake gore and home projects, you'll definitely want to stick around for this!

It's been noted that I should introduce this with an "I-am-not-plagiarizing message." So here it goes... I am not plagiarizing. Liza asked me specifically to post this project of hers as an instructable, so I did so. The link above (her name) is to the forum post about the project, and this link is to the forum post of her asking me to post her project. Enjoy the project, guys!

Step 1: Materials

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It doesn't take much.
A.C. foam in the shoe's and hand's with a small strip of wood inside.

Step 2: Frame

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Make your wood frame first, so it fits your shirt and pants.

Step 3: Filling

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Newspaper and foam to make him look real.

Step 4: Coverage

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Cut the shirt and pants open from the back, and staple them back together.

Step 5: Mount

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I used large Drywall screws so I had to grind off the tip's, Cool pic, had to post

Step 6: Final Mount

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Tie his ass up nice and tight.

Step 7: Hair

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Use a wig, and twist the hair in your fingers, and cut out chunks at a time, and hot glue them into place, this gives a real look to it.

Step 8: Gore

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Make cut's and rips in the shirt and pants, and shoot A.C. foam in the holes.

Step 9: More Gore and Finals!

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Useing car bondo A.C. foam and paint makes great gut's.

Before you ask what is A.C. foam. this is what I used.


repguy2020 (author)2013-02-19

The links no longer work, not that I doubt that you know Liza or that she asked you to post the photos and process. It would be nice to see some more of her projects.

Runeshai (author)repguy20202013-02-19

I did know Liza, and was a member of her STWYK production forum for years, but I can't seem to find it online anymore, sadly. There was a wealth of indy filmmaking DIY projects and ideas and tips on there. I'll link to what little I could find of her on a quick Google search:

There's a photo of one of her robotic setpieces and a mini dolly on there, but that's it. The link at the bottom is the site I mentioned, and what I link to in the article.

repguy2020 (author)2013-02-19

Nightmarish! Wicked! Fawesome!

rocksalt2342 (author)2008-06-24

whew, I thought this was an instructable on how to kill someone. But the admins wouldn't allow that... right?

anyway, great 'structable. but the head could use a little work. I think indymobil made an instructable on fake heads.

sorry, it's indymogul, not indymobil.

Runeshai (author)rocksalt23422008-06-24

Yup, I watch Indymogul pretty regularly, and they've got some sweet stuff. Check out the forum for this guy at

supercreativity (author)2008-06-12

the bestest goretastic effect ever

psychoclown (author)2008-04-20

i like i like

Zero0 (author)2008-04-09

Amazing I'm going to try!

texabyte (author)2007-09-09

nice greenscreen

musicalbee2003 (author)2007-07-11

Oh God! I was eating!

Canookian (author)2007-06-03

Ahhh...Thats awesome...Ive gotta try that someday. I'd hang him on a flagpole or just in my room. Makes a great mantelpiece!

bowmaster (author)2007-05-26

Put one in your bothers bed!!!

poppa_bear42330 (author)2007-05-11

The pictures are hers if she took them. If she let him have them to post here even if the same format was used it is not a violation any terms. It's basically a way to keep people from stealing other peoples work from the site. The terns do not automatically make all copies of a pic the property of the site. Only that you can not steal the pic from that site.

Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)2007-04-29

Man... if you put this in a dark haunted house and a little kid saw it...

Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)2007-04-29

O.o ... Those last ones... *faints*

ich bin ein pyro (author)2007-04-18

almost makes me wanna throw up...almost..

munkey_b0y (author)2007-03-24

at the risk of being flamed, can no one else see the benefit of sharing this awesome work with a wider audience? I for one would not have found it, and used it just for then fun of making a fun prop and talking point for parties. So apologies to anyone who feels that this is the intellectual property of someone else but I for one am glad to have been inspired by it. sharing is caring xxx

Runeshai (author)munkey_b0y2007-03-24

Thanks, munkey_b0y, that's how I felt. I'm glad you were inspired and that this post served a good purpose like that. A talking point for parties, haha, great idea. "Sharing is caring," that's a good touch, haha. Thanks for the comment :).

Runeshai (author)2007-03-12

To everyone who commented here, thanks for taking a look, and I hope you enjoyed the process. Again, this is just a general process montage of photos taken by Liza, a friend of mine through her own online forum, and she asked me to put this stuff online. Andrew546 is right, and I will edit my intro now to include something about my relationship to Liza. I'm also glad that Andrew546 actually looked into the situation, even after virtually-slapping me about it, and realized that I did have permission and I wasn't plagiarizing, and then followed up by commenting here that that was the case. Let's all take a lesson from his act, shall we? Also, for lemonie, I know Liza through her forum and her big reputation in the online filmmaking community. She knows who I am through her forum, and I've been a member for about two or more years now. So I've been around it. She is at least part of, if not head of, LHM Productions, but also, since it's her pictures, essentially her forum and her idea, and she asked me to put it online, as far as I'm concerned, that's good enough for me. I know what you mean and it's good that you're concerned or at least "strict," for lack of a better word, about being specific, but here I think it's alright. And finally, Thank you thadrien, for giving me the first compliment in about 15-20 comments I've received so far in both of my instructables.

lemonie (author)2007-03-11

And do you have permission from LHM Productions to use their pictures?

Andrew546 (author)lemonie2007-03-11

well, it looks like a case of Runeshai not fully explaining himself. Apparently he does have permission:

Runeshai, you really should give a little more information in your intro indicating that you do have permission. Right now, it just looks like plagiarism.

lemonie (author)Andrew5462007-03-11

No, he doesn't. The pictures are the property of LHM Productions, not Liza, as the link above.

Andrew546 (author)2007-03-11

So are you just going to be copying Liza's work, or are you actually going to post something original? This is just a direct repost of her work, copied word-for-word and picture-for-picture. It adds absolutely nothing to what she did. Do you even have any relationship to Liza? Does she know your doing this? If your going to do something like this, you should make your own project, take your own pictures, discuss your personal experience with the project, and provide a link to where you got the idea, rather than just copying someone else's work.

thadrien (author)2007-03-11

Good job!

bentwookie (author)2007-03-11

your studio kicks ass

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