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