Introduction: Awesome Halloween Corpse for Less Than 3 Bucks

I love Halloween , almost as much as Christmas !  So I love decorating and making my house look really scary.  I have so many ideas of what i want , but most of the time, they are way out of my price range or i just wouldn't pay for something i thought i could make. 

Instructables has SO many Great ideas, i hope i can add to that. 

also i went to a Halooween store aroudn where i live, and Oh My ! , the store looked liek a haunted house.  

this corpse i made was inspired by the store, and very easy to make. Took me about an hour to gather materials and put it together . 

Lets get started ! 

Step 1: Gather Supplies

All you'll need for this is :

Newspaper / flyers 

String / twine

and Garbage Bags

( well and scissors to cut the twine of course)

* duck tape is optional, for larger bodies

P.S.     ill apologize now for the poor image quality , im using the cam on my mac to take pics, yea im lazy lol )

Step 2: Fill Bag and Shape

Now, start crumpling up single sheets of newspaper and almost fill the bag. dont make it tight, because your going to compress and shape it in a minute.

Once its full , go ahead and tie the bag closed , then shape it into a fag cigar.  making sure its bigger at one end ( where the head and shoulders will be)

i had to kind of lay on mine to get it to shape properly.

Step 3: Tie Him Up

Now take ur  long shape, and at the big end, start to form a head,  probably about the size of a grapefruit , or large orange. then once u get a close shape, tie some string around the neck

dont cut the sting off yet tho, keep it on the roll because we are going to tie the "body" up like meat.  its kind of hard to explain

wrap the twine coming from the neck, around the body, a couple inches down, then wrap the twine around itself, to hold it here

Step 4: Finish and Set Him Free on the World !!

Then move down a couple inces ,and wrap the twine around the body again. This time, wrap it a little tighter, to make it get narrower as u get closer and closer to the feet. 

Keep doing this till u get to where the "feet" would be.  Form the newpaper balls into a foot shape, then wrap the twine around the ankels, then around its self.  Then youll want to wrap aroudn the top of the foot , to the bottom.    

Now u can finally cut the string and tie it off and you shoudl have sometihng that looks like this.


Place in you entrance way or even outside. im sure your corps wont mind a little rain , hes dead ..... or is he !!!

Step 5: Extras !!

A couple suggestions 

You could hang him from a tree or hang him somewhere inside ,   just tie some more string around his neck.

I made one with cardboard but wrapped it in spiders web instead , then hung it from my ceiling.

You can also make them bigger , i made one almost 5 feet tall, looks more convincing too.  Jsut use anytihng you can find around the house that your gonna throw out anyway. i used a 4 liter milk jug for the head, and three , 2 liter  juice cartons for the torso.  Then some cerial boxes for the legs filled with newspaper balls.  and some news paper balls duck tapped  all over to give it more bulk.

Experiment, have  fun, and Happy Halloween 


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