Introduction: Plants Vs Zombies Gargantuar Zombie!
Gargantuar needs BRAINS!
Step 1: Eye Balls
Clear plastic holiday balls
Cut off tops
Mask to paint
Spray white first
Remove center masking tape circle for pupil and spray black
Leave outside masking tape on until head is finished
Step 2: Large Head
Stuff plastic garbage bag with paper tightly
Shape to basic shape
Mask to hold basic shape
Step 3: Add Eyes
Dot outside of eyeballs where center is
Draw basic features on head: eye placement, nose, mouth
Mount with masking tape
Step 4: Mount Neck
Fashion neck and collar out of cardboard circles
Mount with masking tape
Step 5: Small Head
Create small head helmet out of parts which will wrap around your head and fit so it turns with your head like a hat.
I would do over with a baseball cap with out rim and cardboard down around face (Plastic did not let paper mache clay dry well)
Step 6: Mount Eyes
Mark eye centers
Masking tape to mount eyes in place
Step 7: Build Up Shape Details
Roll and crumple paper held with masking tape to form eye ridges, chin, cut mouth and tape.
Step 8: Detail With Paper Mache Clay
I used http://www.ultimatepapermache.com/paper-mache-clay to make clay (mix really, really well)
Form all details 1/4'' thick
Wet hands to smooth
Dry 3 to 5 days. Be careful adding heat to dry quicker, I melted two eyeball and had to re-make them.
You can use Bondo spot putty and sand to really get smooth, I did not.
Step 9: Make Bucket
One small trash can
Paint to look rusty
Metal snip to fit shoulders
Leave cut part attached to mount small ropes and pad for neck
Step 10: Size for Mounting
1 sumo inflatable suit
I tried to dye suit dark green (rit dye), it just took a shade or two off the pasty flesh color to mute it a little
Stuff small pillow on shoulders under a T-shirt to cover neck and give something for bucket to rest on
Step 11: Small Arms
3/4" pvc and masking tape painted tan
3" pieces of rope glued to bottom of hands to appear it is grabing
feed rope through PVC from bucket
Step 12: Red Shirt
Thin red foam cut and hot glued to form sleeves and collar
Mounted in bucket flap
Step 13: Paint Heads
Tan paint for heads
Also painted rubber "Hulk hands"
Hands needed car under coat sprayed on first, then tan paint so tan paint had something to hold on to.
Step 14: Detail Heads
Black and white paint to detail
I used thick electrical wire (outdoor low voltage wire) to make hairs
Pull all paper out of inside of large head from back
Step 15: Mount to Body
Small backpack stuffed with paper and worn on chest to extend large head out from body
Old belt around large head neck
Ropes from bucket to belt buckle
Bucket and your neck hold large head in place with small ropes
You adjust so you can turn your small head mask side to side
Step 16: Vest, Pants, Telephone Pole
4 yards blue light weight fabric
3 yards light weight brown fabric
Inflate sit with rubber bands to block arm, leg and neck holes
Lay over fabric inflated suit, measure and cut fabric for pants and vest, sew
dress suit, sew pants to suit belt line and ruff cut to look like rips
Telephone pole is 2'x2' redwood and plastic plumbing parts found in Home Depot to look like insulators
Step 17: Steppin Out
Shoes are a size 14 found in a thrift store
Step 18: Go Find Some BRAINS!
Step 19: But Watch Out for the Triple Pea Shooter!
Participated in the
Halloween Costume Contest 2016