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« on: November 10, 2007 03:06:12 PM »

Where does one post something like this?  Not in paper crafts, surely.

I had never been to All Souls Procession in Tucson, but figured that I ought to go all out the first time.
Read about this awesome event here:
http://www.allsoulsprocession.org/

I spent many days, and guilt tripped friends into doing the same, getting clothes and self covered in wheatpaste and stray scraps of newspaper, builting a giant squirrel monkey skeleton.  Squirrel monkeys have the greatest head to body ratio of all sapiens (1:17) making them look cartoonish. 


But then!  Such results.  You'll find no false modesty here, this thing was so awesome, that to behold it might very well ruin your life.

The limbs were made around the tubes from rolled bolts of frabric, as was the spine.  The hands, feet, ribcage, and pelvis were built around cardboard.  The tail sections are built on toilet paper rolls, and the skull was built around a giant balloon.  For strength, the spine has flexible metal tubing (the kind that goes outside of houses encasing wires) and insulation foam inside of it.

That's me with the fake mustache.  Monkey has a tophat too, as he's a dapper gentleman.






More pictures here:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/horseflesh/
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2007 03:18:34 PM »

That is truly amazing!   
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2007 03:25:20 PM »

The Day A Giant Squirrel Monkey Skeleton Ruined My Life: November 10, 2007.

Of course in this instance "ruin" means "made super cool for a few minutes"!  Thanks for sharing and for guilt-tripping your friends!
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2007 03:47:04 PM »

Who ever thought such an amazing thing could be made from wheat paste and paper pulp?
You really, really rock.  Even if I had the skills to make one of those, I'd never be able to work with other people on it.
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2007 04:42:04 PM »

>jaw dropping<

WOW!!! amazing, just amazing! You are a truly gifted Craftster.
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2007 08:37:29 PM »

I never would have realised before how much I NEED a giant monkey skeleton!!! Although I have no idea where I would keep it......

It is truly awesome.
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2007 09:40:20 PM »

A gentleman, indeed. What a great piece!
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2007 09:47:58 PM »

What happened to it at the end of the night? BTW, it and you and all your helpers most certainly rock outloud.
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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2007 10:15:13 PM »

What happened to it at the end of the night? BTW, it and you and all your helpers most certainly rock outloud.
He's in a heap in my backyard right now.  He's going to be shown again later this month for a Dr. Sketchy's session.  After that, I'll have to continually have to vaguely associate events with giant monkey skeletons so I can break him out.
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2007 10:16:14 PM »

excellent to hear that he will walk the earth again Wink
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