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
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)
something to use as a drop cloth
Step 1: Fix the Defective Joints If Needed
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.