Hey everybody, in this instructablle you will learn how to create that wicked deteriorating body.
1 10' PVC
A roll of 1 inch chicken wire.
A Wig head (found at your local beauty supply)
Beat up cloth (found at the dollar store)
A saw to cut pvc
An old costume drape.
Spray Paint 2 Colors
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Step 1: Making the Head
All you need to do is spray paint the head your main color. You will notice the more you put one the more the styrofoam dissolves. Press hard on the eye sockets to get the missing eye look. Then place dots or smears of the other color on the head. Quickly take the cloth and style it as hair. Pretty simple!
Step 2: Making the Frame
Cut PVC into 7 pieces
1 4' (main torso)
2 1' pieces (arms)
3 4" pieces (anchor into ground) (head holder)
1 2' piece (for leg anchors)
1 1' piece (for shoulder)
Assemble as shown.Place wig head on neck piece. Anchor into ground, for extra
support place by a tree so it doesn't fall down. This is better for light weight props.
Remember to cover the skeleton in something so the prop looks real.
Step 3: Adding the Bones
Take the chicken wire and cut it into different size pieces.
For the torso make it about 2 feet.
You can use yourself as a measuring tool for the body parts.
Step 4: Dress the Dummy
This should be pretty simple. Take the old costume you got out and dress the dummy. Bend in any chicken wire pieces poking out! Cut down to the size you want and model your yard!
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