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  1. Burlap mask question

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hello, I see these awesome burlap masks and understand to soak the burlap and place on a head and let it dry. My main question is how do you put them on? Are they cut down the side or back to pull over the head? Maybe glue some black stretchy material inside of the cut so it can close again once...
  2. Static: Grim reaper & monster mud question

    Halloween Props
    For anyone who has built this one: https://www.instructables.com/id/Monster-Mud-Reaper/ Can it be disassembled once the burlap has been Monster Mudded? Or is it pretty much a permanent statue at that point? Storage is limited so I make all my props so they can be broken down. If not, I may have...
  3. Static: Pumpkin Reaper

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    This is my Pumpkin Reaper, the head is paper mache and the clothing is burlap cycled thru a washing machine and dyed different colors. Frame is 1 1/2 in PVC pipe.
  4. Other: Burlap mask

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    Does anyone have experience in making a burlap mask? Looking for pointers and how to create the stains I see on commercial masks.
  5. Static: Grim Stitch Factory

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    I have watched a few YouTube videos on people making their own burlap mask, and they came out fairly well. As meticulous as we are at doing designs I think the wife and I can make a very nice mask much like GrimStitchFactory does. I already have everything except those vintage 6 inch needles...
  6. Static: Outdoor Wall Panels- Monster Mudding them?

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    I have decided to build re-usable wall panels for my yard haunt. I ordered 60" burlap (100 Yards) to build out the panels, 7 feet tall. My walk through is a cemetery theme and I was thinking about monster mudding the burlap sheets on the panels to keep them from rotting since I will store them...
  7. Dr. Decker/Buttonface mask recommendations

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    I decided to go as Dr. Decker (A.K.A. Buttonface) from Nightbreed for Halloween this year. What you see here is the current stage of my first ever attempt at making a mask. Sadly, I was not able to create all of the folds I would have liked, as when I was spraying outside, I had to fight a...
  8. Static: Is Chicken Wire Always Necessary?

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    Has anyone made this reaper or something similar? Is chicken wire necessary for this? Once the burlap is formed, wouldn't that be enough with the monster mud?
  9. Static: Burlap Scarecrow Mask question

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    Good evening all! I've been trying to get the courage to attempt making a couple of scarecrow masks for two static props, out of burlap. Trying to figure out how to give it form and keep it is one part of the puzzle. I decided to try some fabric stiffener on it last night. They don't call it...
  10. Static: Anyone have a good method of working with burlap?

    Halloween Props
    I'm currently working on a scarecrow and wanted to shape some burlap and have it retain its shape. Was thinking about soaking it in a white glue solution and then waterproofing it somehow, but I was wondering if someone had a good method they'd be willing to share. Thanks!
  11. Static: So looking to build things like this..

    Halloween Props
    So, I've been kicking around building some life like figures such as witches and so on. With that said, I don't really want to buy costumes for them but would I use material? Maybe burlap with monster mud on top and then dye cheesecloth and hang it over them?
  12. Static: Oogie Boogie outside prop wip...

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    My wife wanted to make a Oogie Boogie prop to put outside this Halloween. We went to Joanns fabrics and got 4yds of burlap. Here is what he looks like so far: . I got to this point by laying out the burlap, and folding it in half. Then I drew the outline of Oogie Boogie in charcoal. I broke out...
  13. Scarecrow MASK tutorial

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Here's a quick DIY for scarecrow masks as I couldn't find anything out there! If there's a tutorial for scarecrow masks out there please link so we can have more info 1. use a plastic drama/face mask. Optional: cover the inside with burlap. 2. build up a liner for the head strip by strip...
  14. Prop Showcase: How to waterproof

    Halloween Props
    Hi, I have 3 pumpkins and 2 burlap heads I plan on using outside. I bought fabric weatherproof spray for the burlap is that right? Will it work on the parts I have used latex paint on? Also all three of my pumpkins are different material. Funkin/modgepodge cotton and gourd/liquid latex shop...
  15. Static: Scarecrow mask

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    For the past few years I've wanted a good scarecrow mask. The ones from the halloween stores were always pretty cheesy and the high end ones way over my budget. So I found time earlier this year to start doing some research and getting supplies ready (the ed-head armature, burlap, threads...
  16. Static: First prop of the season finished!

    Halloween Props
    A first for me, I actually have a prop finished before the end of the year! :D I usually have 6-7 projects in the beginning stage but this year I'll be trying to finish a prop before starting another. Also a couple pictures of the journey from burlap to monster mud to weathered and aged...
  17. Homemade Burlap Mask

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Hello All, Another pic of something we've been working on. This mask will be used to elicit fear around our Voodoo Swamp! It's super creepy in dim lighting. We used a painters head sock on an 'ed head' for the layer closest to the skin. Then used mask latex to adhere swatches of burlap all...
  18. Scarecrow/Burlap Mask-Costume

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    First time poster, long time lurker. Finally, at the age of 32, I'm starting to get into Halloween. I saw a picture last year from the early part of the 1900's with the people wearing burlap masks. It's one of the creepiest pics I had ever seen and decided to make my own mask. Started out with...
  19. Other: Question for after mache.

    Halloween Props
    This is my first time making props. I am using paper mache, but I want to have a smoother look to it. What is a good product to add that I can smooth and sculpt. Something low cost would be ideal. Also, I am making a burlap scarecrow, what type of product should I use that will adhere the...
  20. Creepy Scarecrow costume

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    I'm wanting to make a creepy scarecrow mask. I'd like to make it using burlap. I read someone say to get a foam head and glue and water, dip the pieces of burlap in it and put it on the head for them to dry and then cut out holes for eyes and mouth. I don't want to just throw a burlap bag over...
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