Orchard Spider

Introduction: Orchard Spider

About: I am a painter living NYC. Love anything colorful and bright :)

100% home-made Halloween costume. Wielded wire with spandex shell. Inspired by nature.

Step 1: Step 1. Fabricating the Frame

Using 1/16 gauge welding wire build a dome which will later become the spiders back and belly.

Step 2: Step 2. Covering the Wire Frame

Stretch neon spandex all over the dome/body of the spider. Secure at the botton

Step 3: Step 3. Decorating the Body

Take small furniture movers and make a pattern on the back of the body. I made it geometric and very similar to the markings of the real Orchard Spider. I also glued on lots of plastic spiders.

Step 4: Step 4. Fabricating the Legs

1.5 inch pipe slice welded with 1/16 steel rods. Divided into 4 pieces for structure and lite weight. All together 8 legs were made.

Step 5: Step 5. Attaching the Legs

Washers welded to the ends of the legs and then screwed into a wooden plate.

Step 6: Step 6. Finishing the Legs

Wrap the legs with spandex. Glue the spandex with hot-glue

Step 7: Step 7. Last Steps

Take 2 metal pieces and form them into a curve to fit the back and attach them to the wooden board which the legs are screwed onto. Then make a harness out of Velcro strips.

Step 8: Step 9.

To complete the costume, I wore spider-web tights, black lace slip, cut-off tights for the sleeves and neon green tights/tank-top underneath. 


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    6 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest!!! Can’t wait to see if you win! Good luck!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    This is Quiteet elegant Great Ible i'll bet folks gave her a wide birth while she was dancing !


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Pro job on the frame, fabric and execution. This must look amazing up close!