We decided to make unique trophies for the Nightmare Cruisers Hearse Club annual Ghoul (Glow) Bowling outing.
1/4" Acrylic sheet
Painter's tape (optional)
Tools (all available at TechShop)
Epilog 60w laser etcher/cutter
Diagonal cutter or scissors
Hot glue gun
Step 1: Get your donor skeleton
And the heads pulled right off, which we will use for the bowling ball!
Step 2: Positioning the skeleton
Using a photo of a traditional trophy top as a guide, we continued until all the joints were in the desired positions. Because the hip joints were movable in the original piece, we had to actually weld the joints in place.
Tip: taping the feet down to your work surface will help when positioning.
Step 3: Adding the ball (skull)
Step 4: Painting the figure
Using a hot glue gun, we attached the skeletons to a scrap piece of wood, so that they would stand up. This allowed us to paint them from the top and sides with fluorescent spray paint, leaving the undersides black.