Parts List

2 – 90 degree PVC elbows
3 – 45 degree PVC elbows
1 – 4-Way PVC Cross
2 – 1 1/4 “ --> 1” PVC Adapters
1 – 8ft. 1 ¼” PVC Pipe
1 – 1” PVC Cap
¼” screws
1 – Metal hook with screw end
~ 25ft. of chicken wire
1 – 1 ½” steel flange
1 – 1 ½” x 4” steel pipe
3 – STC-R brackets (home depot) Store SKU # 464163
1 – RTU2 brackets (home depot) Store SKU # 251352
1 – 2’ x 2’ 3/4" MDF Board
Burlap (Wal-Mart)
1 – Gallon of Black Paint (cheapest you can find. Got mine at Wal-Mart)
1 – Rust-o-Leum Stone style spray paint (optional) (Photo)
3 – Foam brushes
1 – Drywall Mixing tool
1 – Gallon of Dry-Lock Masonry Sealer (Link)

Step 1: Building the Base

Place your 1 ½” Steel flange in the center of the 2’ x 2’ MDF Board. Mark off the locations of the four holes so we can secure the flange to the board.

<p>In the process of making one....at the mud stage......haven't mixed anything yet...quick question, is it better to soak the cloth in the mud or paint it on as mentioned on other sites....</p>
<p>this was the most awkward project we've ever done! the directions seemed to be only half there we had a horrible time with the &quot;mud&quot;. it was never really liquid enough to &quot;wring&quot; out! it was extremely difficult to put on the chicken wire we had to make it up as we went along bc no instructions were given on how to attach. the pvc pipping wasn't strong enough to hold reaper up we had to prop up against the wall with 2x4 until dry now, after all the complaints, it did turn out awesome!! we will be putting out on the porch in the next few days</p>
<p>I made it without the paint. I also used an upside pvc shower drain screwed into the board and a 2 inch pvc pipe instead of the metal flange and steel pipe. It worked out great.</p>
<p>The link you included is dead:<br><a href="http://www.zombietronix.com/calculator_biped.php" rel="nofollow">http://www.zombietronix.com/calculator_biped.php</a><br><br>Also the main site: <a href="http://www.zombietronix.com/" rel="nofollow">http://www.zombietronix.com</a> does not seem to exist anymore.<br><br>Do you know of a different link :)</p>
<p>https://www.anatomynext.com/hpc not exactly the same but useful</p>
I made mine a little different, I used a flagpole flange and bolted the PVC support to it at the bottom. Added a belt and cover over the face. Cost more then expected but turned out well.
<p>So, I built this, and mine does not look as nice. First, how did you attach the burlap to the body without it falling off? With the monster mud I had a heck of a time even getting it to stay, to the point where I drilled a screw in, wrapped it around the arm, and hooked it to the screw. That doesn't look to be what you did.Did you use two pieces of burlap for the body, or just one? And how did you keep the chicken wire for the head from collapsing with the weight of the mud? I have another reaper ready to be mudded but I don't want to make a shamble of it again. I love the creature, and I have spent roughly $150-200 on this project (double for two) and I want to have him on my porch soon!</p>
<p>Great stuff and duly shared!<br><br>http://www.renocompare.com/2015/09/xx-of-the-best-diy-halloween-decoration-ideas/<br><br>Thanks Jamie</p>
<p>This was just added to our site as a fun DIY project for Halloween. Great job on this.</p><p><a href="http://www.thegiftsguy.com/build-a-monster-mud-reaper/" rel="nofollow">http://www.thegiftsguy.com/build-a-monster-mud-reaper/</a></p>
<p>Another great Halloween Idea from Instructables Thanks JIMMYZDC . We put a small light in the lantern.</p>
<p>Instead of the steel pipe, I used a PVC fitting that screwed into the flange. Other than that I built it per the instructable. Thanks!</p>
Ur on halloween forum arent u
yup :)
cool i like ur mind its pretty awesome ;)
How do you get the chicken wire to stay put?
I attached the sections of chicken wire together by just bending single wires from the mesh around a &quot;circle&quot; section on the other piece of the chicken wire. Chicken wire is kind of a pain to work with. If you need more stabilization you could try to pick up some thin wire and maybe drill a hole through the PVC pipes where you want to attach too and thread through and then tie off to the chicken wire.
how did you attach the supporting pvc to the vertical pvc and the arm?
I'm not sure what you mean by the supporting PVC but the vertical PVC and the arm are connected by a cross tee.
would wood work just as good as pvc?
Probably would work fine but the PVC will probably last longer and will be much easier to put to gether since you can just use different tees and connectors.
Awesome project! Will this work? http://www.homedepot.com/p/DRYLOK-1-gal-White-Masonry-Waterproofer-27513/100118662#.UfFnVFPOzTM
Yup that works. Just a different color.
Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest!!! Can&rsquo;t wait to see if you win! Good luck!
Nope the hood is just a piece of fabric laid over the mesh shape. The fabric isn't attached to the mesh at all. Once the monster mud dries it becomes very rigid. I can actually bear hung it and pick it up to move it around. <br> <br>I used around 20ft of burlap fabric.
Did you do any sewing for the hood or cloak? And how did you attach the whole thing so wind didn't affect it, or it would shift? I know you monster mudded the whole thing, was that enough to keep it all together? And how much fabric did you end up using?
I built this a while back so I cant remember the exact cost. I want to saw it was between $100-$125. You may be able to save some money if you have some things around the already. Also you will probably have some material left over to make another small monster mud creation.
WOW! Great Ible, I want to do this hopefuly this year but maybe next. How mush in all did it cost?
Thank you so much for entering this reaper project! I built it last year after having found it on monsterlist. It was for my school's haunted house (budget constraints) so the frame was built instead from scrap lumber. I ended up getting an oversized skull which is tucked deeply in the hood, and I lit him from the interior. He's was a great hit, and has lived in my classroom all year. Again, a million thanks!!!!
Great project, currently building an eight foot reaper. Roughly about $175 for supplies, not including accessories. Also built a housing inside for a speaker and a fog machine with remote. A breath of fog for anyone who wants to peak under the hood.
Monster mud! I haven't thought about that in years! It brings me back! Excellent instructable!
Very cool by the way!
a couple diodes for eyes would be the easiest and cheapest. Dim, Red. <br>
Another suggestion is to use furniture nuts. They basically look like threaded sleeves with spikes around the sleeve. It has the advantage of being closer to flush and not being as likely to fall out.
This is really neat. I really want to try it. <br>how much do you think the whole thing cost?
Put two Christmas tree light sockets in the head and put red or green bulbs for a real creepy eye feature.
ya, a cost estimation would be greatly appreciated! I love this one as well.
This is so BADASS!
THIS IS INCREDIBLE! I love it! I just may have to create this one.
great result ! I'll certainly save this!
Great, like it. I am thinking of making two, both at 6feet in height, One of your build and another for me, scare the #&amp;($#(&amp;*$ out of people. How much did the build cost you, want/need a rough estimate. Thinking about making for Halloween parade float.
Reminds me of Led Zeppelin album cover
I want to turn this into a costume!
Looks so creepy and real!!!! Thx for sharing!
Thiz is a genuinely scary prop, and I congratulate on this build....I'm going to give it a try!
that's awesome !
This is a wonderful creation! Deceptively simple in design, but absolutely stunning as a finished product. Thanks for sharing.

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