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Creepy Hands
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Classic and Gothic Horror
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Approximately 3 hours
I have been wanting to try the "wire hanger/masking tape/cotton or tissue paper filler" monster hand idea ever since last Halloween. ---Finally, this past weekend, I had the opportunity to make this pair.
The scariest part? They look a lot like my own hands!!馃お 馃槻馃暩馃懟

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Lightweight, poseable, low cost

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One of the stranger things about wonderful homemade props such as these hands is that modernization is making them more difficult to make. Finding wire coat hangers is getting progressively more difficult. Plastic hangers are ubiquitous now a days, leaving wire coat hangers right next to buggy whips in the museum. We snag them whenever we can, not for our clothes, but for making props. This post shows just how useful they can be, but they sure aren't easy to come by.
 

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These are great! Did you follow a tutorial you could link or was this all just your own fabulous idea?
Thank you, Kitchenwitch329! I saw the idea in this picture from Pinterest. From that image, I tried to approximate what I thought was happening. In addition to wire hangers and tape, I used some crumpled-up paper, paper towels, or cotton balls (whatever was at hand馃槈) to fill out the joints. It also really helps to just refer to your own hands to see where everything is supposed to bend.馃憤馃巸馃樅
 

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One of the stranger things about wonderful homemade props such as these hands is that modernization is making them more difficult to make. Finding wire coat hangers is getting progressively more difficult. Plastic hangers are ubiquitous now a days, leaving wire coat hangers right next to buggy whips in the museum. We snag them whenever we can, not for our clothes, but for making props. This post shows just how useful they can be, but they sure aren't easy to come by.
Chubstuff, you are so right! In fact, I can't even think about wire hangers without being reminded of the Joan Crawford so-called biographical film "Mommie Dearest." 馃棧馃挜 "NO MORE WIRE HANGERS!!":ROFLMAO:
Before the Covid shutdown, I used to find them in the free bin at some of our local rummage sales. Fortunately, family/friends who typically send their clothes to the dry cleaners end up with tons of unwanted wire hangers.馃槈
 
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