I still till this day have not completely seen the full movie of the nightmare before christmas but I admire the the artistic characters. So for halloween this year I decided to make Jack Skeleton just for the heck of it. I had some pvc pipe left over from my gardening this year so I said shoot why not. So here we go.
Below I listed what you needed. In the photo not everything is shown like all pvc connectors.
What you will need:
1/2 inch pvc pipe (about 2-3 long ones, can be found at homedepot)
6 --45 degree pvc connecters (homedepot)
3--90 degree pvc connecters
1--t shaped pvc connecter
1--plus shape connecter
* You can play around with connectors depending on how you your jack to pose so get some extra degree connecters to play with the model.
floral wire (walmart)
2- half sphere styrophome to make a full sphere for the head
hot glue gun
3--felt black material (wal-mart craft section)
white acrylic paint (Wal-mart craft section)
black acrylic paint
white tulip fabric paint (walmart craft section)
white thread for sewing
3 yards black fabric
white t shirt
white fabric pencil
large white button
2 prop skeleton hands
sew on velcro
Step 1: Cutting the PVC Pipe (frame)
I really didn't have a measurement to go by. You can either go as tall or as normal size as you want your jack to be. The pvc cutter makes it easy to cut and adjust the lengths of pipes as much as you want.
Here were my dimensions of my skeleton frame parts
neck pipe--5 inches
shoulders-- 8 inches each( need 2 of these)
arms-- 16 inch piece and 22 inch piece ( need 2 of each set)
Torso--23 inches long
Hips 2-3 inch pieces (need 2)
Legs - 22 inch piece and 33 inch piece ( need 2 of each set)
Use your pvc connectors to creat a pose for your jack frame.
Use your PVC cutter to adjust lengths of your body.
I marked the picture with red dots to show you where I used my connectors .
Used the Plus shaped connector for the neck.
Used T shaped connector to connect the legs and torso
90 degree and 40 degree connectors to connect legs and arms together to the rest of the body .
I played around with the connectors and see what pose i like the best. You can glue the connectors together if you like. The reason I didn't was because I wanted to be able to take it apart for easy storage and also to be able to move the pipes for adjustments I might want later.