I survived another Halloween.
I wanted to show you how my Halloween project turned out for Halloween 2013!
Previously in my blogs titled "I Love Halloween part 1, 2, and 3" I had constructed an old western toe-pincher coffin. I then acquired a heavy skeleton meant to teach an anatomy class about the human skeletal structure and planned to decorate it to look like a rotting corpse and live forever in my toe-pincher coffin. Here’s how it was completed.
|First the eyes|
I gorilla glued some real glass eyes into the ocular cavities of the skull.
|Then the face|
After that I melted hot wax and molded it around the face to give it more of a fleshy texture.
Then I spray painted it all with a tan color with green undertones.
|Final facial details|
I tried to open the jaw to show the mouth open but I broke the springs holding it in place so I had to wire the jaw shut and settled for a closed mouth expression.
I blackened the teeth with acrylic paint
Finally I bolted an “L” bracket at the head of the coffin, and wired the skull to it. That way I can either lay the coffin down, or stand it up and the body won’t slide around and fall out.
I stapled moss and cobwebs around the interior to add to the aged looking effect.
|Final project on display|
I got very few trick-or-treaters this year to admire my handy work. Hopefully that changes in the future.
Any advice on where I can store this heavy Halloween decoration until next year? Please leave your comments below!