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100% home-made Halloween costume. Wielded wire with spandex shell. Inspired by nature.
Using 1/16 gauge welding wire build a dome which will later become the spiders back and belly.
Stretch neon spandex all over the dome/body of the spider. Secure at the botton
Take small furniture movers and make a pattern on the back of the body. I made it geometric and very similar to the markings of the real Orchard ...
1.5 inch pipe slice welded with 1/16 steel rods. Divided into 4 pieces for structure and lite weight. All together 8 legs were made.
Washers welded to the ends of the legs and then screwed into a wooden plate.
Wrap the legs with spandex. Glue the spandex with hot-glue
Take 2 metal pieces and form them into a curve to fit the back and attach them to the wooden board which the legs are screwed onto. Then ...
To complete the costume, I wore spider-web tights, black lace slip, cut-off tights for the sleeves and neon green tights/tank-top underneath.
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