Create Your Own DIY Halloween Creature With PVC Pipe

Home Stager with Sharon Tara Transformations

How do you create your own Halloween monster or witch using PVC pipe?

There are plenty of diy videos and tutorials online. 

After viewing many of them, I decided to just wing it and come up with a creature using what I had on hand.

The only item I didn't have and had to buy was the pvc pipe. It cost less than $3.00.



I started with a 12' pvc pipe (1/2") and cut as follows:

1 piece 5 1/2' for body

1 piece 4" for neck

2 pieces 7" each for shoulders

2 pieces 2' each for arms


My husband used a hairdryer to heat and bend the arms to create an elbow.


I connected the pieces using pvc fitting pieces:

1 cross (between body and neck)

2 elbows (between shoulders and arms)



We secured all pieces in place with pvc glue.

 A patio umbrella stand was used for the base.



I attached a flat piece of styrofoam (using screws) to a styrofoam wig head and spray painted it black.


I used black trash bags to form the body.

I cut each bag down the sides, opening them up and creating a long strip.

I hung 2 bags on top of each other on front and two on back and one bag down each side.

I used 1/2 a trash bag for each arm.

Bags were held in place with packing tape.


You could put a wig and hat on head instead of the foam piece and have a witch.






I added some fabric to create a hooded, grim reaper sort of character.

The creepy hands were made using plastic gloves, aluminum foil and water bottles.




After adding the fabric I was concerned about the 1/2" pipe being able to support the weight so we added a 3" pvc pipe (5' tall) over it. (1/2" pipe went inside the 3" pipe)



Written as entry for:  The Haunted Masquerade And Costume Ball 2018

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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224


                            Thank you, Sharon. 

Oct 27, 2018 05:43 PM #21
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Sharon... I'm always impressed by your talent and creativity! Don't have that particular gene, myself.

Oct 28, 2018 04:58 AM #22
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Sharon - what can I say that hasn't been said.  You are the one for creative artwork.

Oct 28, 2018 05:43 AM #23
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Sharon Tara but no one, and I'll repeat, no one can do that as well as you....  you're unbelievable....

Oct 28, 2018 05:55 AM #24
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

The black one says "Luuuuke I am your faaather!"
LOL very creative!

Oct 28, 2018 06:56 AM #25
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Sharon Tara - Great diy tips to get into the spirit of Halloween!

Oct 28, 2018 06:59 AM #26
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Nina Hollander  I'm happiest when I'm creating. I had a lot of fun wrapping my grandson's birthday present has "Keep Out" and "Do Not Open" signs on it and is wrapped with real chain.

I think he is going to love it!

Oct 28, 2018 07:55 AM #27
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Grant Schneider  Thank you! I appreciate that!

Barbara Todaro  That is how I feel about you and marketing! Thank you!

Candice A. Donofrio  That is funny! I'm sure you could have that sound effect playing. It would be awesome!

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  Thank you! I enjoy it!


Oct 28, 2018 07:58 AM #28
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good afternoon Sharon Tara,

How did I miss this post!! What a fun entry into the contest and only you would come up with something so cleaver. I'm so glad Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-Ha" moments for the week!

Oct 28, 2018 10:07 AM #29
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Spooky scary Sharon! Thank you for the tutorial...I do love everything Halloween.

Oct 28, 2018 10:44 AM #30
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR  I'm glad you enjoyed it. I certainly enjoyed making my Halloween creature! Thank you!

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!  Thank you! Glad you like it!

Oct 28, 2018 08:12 PM #31
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for your creative suggestion. 

However, I do not plan to create any monsters.

Oct 29, 2018 08:16 AM #32
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Roy Kelley  LOL...that is quite ok with me. You create beauty every day with your flower photos.

Oct 29, 2018 08:32 AM #33
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Our neighbors do have lots of decorations. I need to take some photographs.

Oct 29, 2018 08:36 AM #34
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Wow, that is very creative! Great job!

Nov 01, 2018 03:07 AM #35
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

These are exceptional! So creative and life-sized. You should have this on Youtube .

Nov 01, 2018 03:47 PM #36
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great creativity!  Congrats on winning the Trick or Treat category of the Halloween contest!

Nov 01, 2018 08:29 PM #37
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Kat Palmiotti thank you!
Jill Sackler Thank you! I was short on time, otherwise I would have made a video. I'm lucky I got the thing made at all.
Jan Green Thank you!

Nov 02, 2018 07:11 AM #38
Randy Elliott
RE/MAX Gold - Lodi, CA
REALTOR : Lodi / Stockton, CA

Very creative, Sharon. Simple items used to create a really cool stand up figure. Impressive!

Nov 02, 2018 06:40 PM #39
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Randy Elliott Thank you!

Nov 03, 2018 06:35 AM #40
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