So this weekend the manflesh tells me they are having a desk decorating contest at work. One trip to the dollar store, and an evening later here is what happened
please excuse the photographs, they are near enough to proper color but all photos were taken at about 11.30 at night in a basement while I was finishing up, so flash and bad lighting made for fun photoshop fixes afterwards
First up, zombie hand..I picked up this bendy plastic hand/arm
and with a little work, we had something like this:
I later added a real sleeve cut off of a shirt, and the inside is also a little rotten. it was also stuffed much fuller, and had a stick put inside so you can poke people with it properly. it was a big hit, I hear.
Next up, the shrunken head
skull on a stick, a la dollarama:
first stage of nearly happy:
eyes and mouth were sewn shut at this point, although I wish I had waited. But then, I didn't realize that stage 2 was going to go so badly
Stage 2! I painted it dark to look like those mummified bodies you see in national geographic (or you know, wherever you tend to go to look at mummified remains..)
and buggered it up royally, I thought
It could be worse, but I lost a lot of texture and depth and the picture (being in the dark) makes it look even more blah. I mean, its halloween, it needs to be over the top! back to work..
Here is where I left it at to go to bed, I think it worked out pretty well
he also took another plastic skull that I cut open (jaw removed) and repainted after sanding to use as a candy bowl, a mummy hand wreath I made years ago, and some various costume bits and spiderwebs, none that I got pictures of. Maybe I'll go in and take an action shot this weekend
hope you enjoy!