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100% home-made Halloween costume. Wielded wire with spandex shell. Inspired by nature.
 
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Step 1: Step 1. Fabricating the frame

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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

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

Step 3: Step 3. Decorating the body

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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

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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

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

Step 6: Step 6. Finishing the legs

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

Step 7: Step 7. Last steps

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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.

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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. 

Step 9: THE FINISHED COSTUME

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poofrabbit1 year ago
Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest!!! Can’t wait to see if you win! Good luck!
Honus1 year ago
That came out really spectacular!
chefsea1 year ago
Yikes this is excellent!
fretted1 year ago
This is Quiteet elegant Great Ible i'll bet folks gave her a wide birth while she was dancing !
Quiteet = Quite
Pro job on the frame, fabric and execution. This must look amazing up close!
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