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A corpse Blucky (blow molded skeleton)

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in this instructable, i will show you how i corpsed a Blucky skeleton.

you will need:

1 Blucky skeleton
1 can great foam
a dremel or razor knife
masking tape
2 pairs of pantyhose
1 tub carpet adhesive *edited to add* BE SURE you get the HENRY brand of carpet adhesive. no other kind will dry overnight! HENRY is available at Lowes for $13.00 a gallon.
hair (either real or fake)
wood stain
paint brush
rubber gloves
something to use as a drop cloth
 
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Step 1: Fix the defective joints if needed

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the Blucky i chose to work on is a bargain basement Blucky, literally. when i made the trek to the Spirit Store and Party City last October, i happened upon some marked down Bluckies. they were 10 bucks, and not guaranteed to not fall apart in the store, lol. the hip and shoulder joints were very loose! so i got a buggy and picked up a couple of them. the cashier pointed out that they were defective, did i still want them? of course i did! 10 bucks instead of 12, for something that i'm going to probably screw up anyway...

so the 1st order of business is to fix the defective joints. i decided to disassemble it, and fill the bones with spray foam insulation. then re-assemble. hoping this will meld the pieces together well, and add a little weight. nothing looks faker than a Blucky blowing in the wind!

it is laid out on the counter at the shop. the customers kept giving me strange looks.. can't imagine why! so i figure the excess that is oozing out can easily be trimmed away. i do have a back-up plan in case the spray foam won't hold firmly enough. it involves hot glue. hopefully it won't come to that though... the panty hose i plan on applying next should bind things well.

rnichol79 months ago
Looks really good (or 'bad' depending on how you look at it) I needed a corpse too, and ended up with the same skeleton (I couldn't afford a better one)

I used the technique from this instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Corpse-a-Skeleton-The-Quick-and-Dirty-Way-/

I added teeth, and hair from a wig I got at a garage sale for $.50

And came up with (see picture):
xalener4 years ago
End product looks like a Half Life 2 fast zombie. lol. This is a good thing.
Great instructable. I started to wonder how this would turn out when you started using the panty hose, but you seem to have figured out your process very well, and it looks great. I would make just one suggestion. Try using different shades of stain to bring out the curves of the bones. (Darker for the recessed areas and the edges of the skin tears) I look forward to seeing more instructables like this from you soon!
thanks for the cool comment! this one is going to be burned at the stake ( hills have eyes style) so i wanted him to look kinda... crispy! i do agree about the different stain colors. my next Blucky will have 2 or 3 colors to him.
I see! When you have your entire setup done, post some pictures or video of it! I would love to see your setup! I came into possession of a corpse-type prop that someone had made using papier mache` and hot glue for the rotting skin. (I have no idea how they got a hold of colored hot glue) But it looked disgustingly real. Sadly I had to give it away to a friend because it creeped the bugeezies out of my girlfriend.
Dang, for a second I think it was real.
here is the third Blucky corpse i made. it has a couple of different colors to it, and horsehair on it for hair!
and here's teh pic, duh! lol
blucky#4 001.jpg
Very VERY cool. It looks juicy enough to terrify!
LOL, sounds like a cool prop you had! too bad you had to get rid of it :( this Blucky scared the crap outta my husbands' bosses daughter! she ran screaming from the backroom and refused to go in there again!
Awwww. Well it is a shame that is cared her so much, but at the same time it is also the greatest compliment to recieve!
Sort of late for halloween...
No, it's early - some people are going spend all summer making enough of these to populate a graveyard, I'm sure.
susanfromhauntspace (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
we began on November 1st planning and sketching... and now we've begun actual projects. only 265 days til Halloween! :-)
IMO, it is NEVER too late for Halloween! ;)
Hahahaha.... We all think that... Therefor, we are all EMO!!!! JK.... JK....Or am I JK'ing..... I don't know.... Am I emo? Are you emo? Are you and I emo? Is the whole world emo? Is my DOG emo?.... Kidding... but we all know one thing. Sasuke is emo.
uguy6 years ago
Most Excellent, well done! Thanks for sharing.
Dang he looks so disgustingly gross!! I love it!! LOL!!
Cool!
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