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Picture of Weeping Angel Monument
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This is a static prop of a weeping angel based on a real monument design.  This is a popular cemetery monument look that we wanted to duplicate.  The prop consists of a wood base covered in foam and a chicken wire and wood body covered in monster mud sheets with a foam head, arms, and carved foam wings.  The hair is done with paper towels and monster mud.  The entire prop is painted with exterior latex house paint (black base coat with light and dark grey detail painting).  

The head is a common female foam wig head.  The arms were purchased from Ghost Ride Productions as a custom order to have their stock foam rubber female arms cast in rigid foam.  We cut the left arm at the elbow and bent it 90 degrees and then used 2 part expanding foam to reattach it and sanded it out to look real.  We also cut the right hand at the wrist and bent it and reshaped it too.

The body is made with a simple 2x4 frame and then chicken wire attached to add form.  The chicken wire is covered in bubble wrap to hide the wire shapes.  We used a couple of flat cotton sheets and soaked them in a 4:1 mixture of drywall compound and exterior latex paint.  We then formed the dress around the body and let it dry.


The wings are made from 2" white rigid insulation that comes in 4'x8' sheets.  We layered the foam and then cut, sanded and shaped it.  We glued some wing feather shapes to it and others we carve out of the foam to create the right look.  We drilled 7/8" holes in the sides and inserted 1/2" PVC pipe and used 2 part expanding foam to secure them in place.  The PVC pipes are inserted into holes into the back of the body to hold the wings in place.


marionpixie7 months ago
don't blink
looks like it could be a tribute to the band Nightwish too :D
taria10 months ago
if only i had a place to put her afterwards. this is awesome.
Akai Koru1 year ago
Wow man you are exceptionally talented. It all looks amazing!
Wow! Wow! I love it. Some how I don't think my strata council would allow me to have something like that in my from yard. I love it.
two things, 1 this has nothing to do with *angles but angels yes, also don't blink
davisgraveyard (author)  David-Yezbak1 year ago
Sorry about the typo - fixed!

Cheers!
awesome
ecsaul231 year ago
Totally awesome! Looks great! and congrats on placing in the contest
Very cool :)
poofrabbit1 year ago
Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest!!! Can’t wait to see if you win! Good luck!
An outstanding piece of work, as always! I've been a fan of the Davis Graveyard for many moons, and I've always admired the quality of the props you ladies & gent's bring to the table. I have yet to check your site this year, but it appears that the abbey facade made an encore? Imho, the best since Hallowed Haunting Grounds shuttered their gates. Very well done indeed!
poofrabbit1 year ago
Nice job! This has really gotten my creative juices flowing! Your outcome looks fantastic. I do have a question, where do you store your props? Seriously tho wonderful work and if I can figure out where I would store this in the off season I would make one in a heartbeat! 5 starts and I voted for you good luck!
jaddington1 year ago
Very nice Work!
I kind of thought it was gonna be a DW Weeping Angel. I need an instuctable on that because I cant afford an official one especially with shipping from the UK, and I want one for my garden. But yours looks amazing!
Obviously it is for halloween but would it last all year round , outside?
davisgraveyard (author)  jaddington1 year ago
Thanks...yes, the title is a bit misleading. Sorry not our intent.

This would be fine outside all year round, but if it was going to get handled at all - I would recommend coating it with foam coat before you paint it.

Cheers!
black hole1 year ago
Dr. Who1 year ago
put a phonebox next to it and it will be complete.
mtolsen1 year ago
Absolutely gorgeous!
Just... dont blink
craftguy1 year ago
Don't blink! Blink and you die!
That's what I was going to say! I need a weeping angel...
All of your work is amazing and inspiring to other haunters. Thank you so much for taking the time to be so nice to share this great tutorial!
davisgraveyard (author)  dubstepmaker1 year ago
Thanks! We have a great time building it!

Happy Halloween!

Cheers!
This is so cool! How did you make the skirt though?
davisgraveyard (author)  TeacherChair1 year ago
All the fabric on the piece is sheets dipped in monster mud.

Cheers!
ianmi1 year ago
Brilliant, you might want to check your title spelling tho A*
davisgraveyard (author)  ianmi1 year ago
Sorry for the typo - fixed.

Cheers!
TamaraO1 year ago
Brilliant, but you may want to correct the spelling of the title.
davisgraveyard (author)  TamaraO1 year ago
Thanks for catching that - typo fixed.

Cheers!
craftguy1 year ago
Don't blink! Blink and you die!
Awesome! Such amazing detail!
Amazing.