Orchard Spider





Introduction: Orchard Spider

About: I am a painter living NYC. Love anything colorful and bright :)

100% home-made Halloween costume. Wielded wire with spandex shell. Inspired by nature.

Step 1: Step 1. Fabricating the Frame

Using 1/16 gauge welding wire build a dome which will later become the spiders back and belly.

Step 2: Step 2. Covering the Wire Frame

Stretch neon spandex all over the dome/body of the spider. Secure at the botton

Step 3: Step 3. Decorating the Body

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 Spider. I also glued on lots of plastic spiders.

Step 4: Step 4. Fabricating the Legs

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.

Step 5: Step 5. Attaching the Legs

Washers welded to the ends of the legs and then screwed into a wooden plate.

Step 6: Step 6. Finishing the Legs

Wrap the legs with spandex. Glue the spandex with hot-glue

Step 7: Step 7. Last Steps

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 make a harness out of Velcro strips.

Step 8: Step 9.

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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    Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest!!! Can’t wait to see if you win! Good luck!

    That came out really spectacular!

    Yikes this is excellent!

    This is Quiteet elegant Great Ible i'll bet folks gave her a wide birth while she was dancing !

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    Pro job on the frame, fabric and execution. This must look amazing up close!