Saturday, September 17, 2011

Life-Size DIY Mayor of Halloween Town Prop

NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS MAYOR

The second Character I made was the Mayor. Here is a tutorial of how I made him.
**Update: I have done some updates to the Mayor to make him more accurate, I will post the updated pictures here soon**

Cost: Aprox. $25



Supplies Needed:
PVC
Material
Hot glue
Cardboard
Acrylic paints
Foam pipe insulation/99cent pool noodles
Screws
Drill
Needle and thread






I measured and cut the PVC pipe accordingly (exact measurements to come...)

The head is made from a large white poster board purchased at the local grocery store. I rolled it into a cone shape (small on one end, and wide on the other). I drew on the mayors face with pencil, and then painted it with acrylic paints. I want to make a new rotating head carved out of foam .

I measured and cut a cardboard ring for the brim of the mayors hat, I slid it down around his forehead, then I measured and cut a cardboard circle and placed it at the very top of the PVC pipe (top of his hat), then connected the two cardboard pieces with a tube of black material and hot glue to form his tall hat.


SPIDER TIE, MAYOR BADGE, BULL HORN & HANDS:

The spider tie and mayor badge are made out of cardboard and painted with acrylic paints.

The bull horn is made out of black poster board rolled into a cone and painted with silver acrylic paint.

The Mayor's hands: His hands are made using the same technique as Sally (just a larger version)

 He currently only has one, of his two faces, I plan to add his sad, creepy face to the other side !

8 comments:

  1. Could you please post better pics and measurements please? Thank you so much and you did an AWESOME JOB!

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  2. Hello would it be possible to get more info on how many pvc pipes are needed and what size? also how did you make the jacket? This looks awesome and would love to try it!!

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  3. Please post measurments soon!!

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  4. could you please send me the measurements...sarinna_noreen2009@yahoo.com Thank you!

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  5. can you also please send me the full length instructions. Thank you much! sarinna_noreen2009@yahoo.com

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  6. Will you be posting the exact measurements and how to make the rest of him? Love all the information you have posted and we are working on making him but don't have all the information. Thank you :)

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    1. Hi Stephanie,
      The mayor was one of the first characters I made. Looking back on him now there are things I would like to change. Thats why I have not posted any more details about him. When I update him, I can post better instructions and measurments. Thank you so much for your comments.
      -K

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