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So I was shopping at the little shop inside Cracker Barrel last month and I found this lighted pumpkin that looked very similar to Jack Skelington. I had extra PVC pipe and decided to see what I could come up with.

Please excuse his nakedness.



I put more in the photo album.
Halloween Forum - dionicia's Album: Jack Skelington

Still have to spray the hands white and add a touch of black to them. Then it's on to his suit.
 

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Great beginning.
How did you make the hands? I'm always looking for a different way to make hands other than with paper mache...
Can't wait to see the progress on this. :)
 

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Great beginning.
How did you make the hands? I'm always looking for a different way to make hands other than with paper mache...
Can't wait to see the progress on this. :)
I bought some wire used to wrap around rebar. A roll lasts forever and you can use it for all kinds of stuff.

I measured out from below the wrist to the fingertip and then hot glued them together. Then, I made a ball with air dry clay and that is the palm of the hand. From there, I had large beads I used for the joints and then I measured out sections of 1/2" PVC pipe and squeezed hot glue in the center around the wire. The tips of the fingers are chunks of hot glue used like a cap and then I wrapped air dry clay to make it look closer to Jacks fingers.

I found a place that sells 1/4" PVC and I bought three 5 foot sections of it. I'm going to use that for the witches hands for my stirring witch.
 

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Looks cool, I suggest bending 1 leg like he's walking, I found it to be much more stable in the wind and gives good pose. I used a longer chunk of rebar for the straight leg about 4 ft, pound it in the ground a good ft, then the bent leg a shorter chunk pounded in about the same, slide him over and he won't go anywhere, mine took 60mph winds last year with no problem.
 

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doesn't look bad from my view, once you have him dressed see how it looks, once you have it then glue it.
I'm getting ready to redo mine into a sitting position for my hearse.
He's going to have hands this year too finally!
 

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I'm shocked at his nakedness! Put some clothes on him! :D Can't wait to see him finished.
 

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He's GORGEOUS! I started a Jack a few years ago, I made his torso out of styrofoam, found a Jack Skellington mask on eBay and used large dowels for the arms and legs. The hands stumped me, though -- how did you make those? They are PERFECT! Also, where did you find that great fabric for his suit? It looks EXACTLY right!! I never even looked for it because I didn't think I'd find it anywhere and just the thought of painting all those stripes on him was exhausting . . . he's been up in the roof of my husband's shed for the past two years, now that you've inspired me I guess I'll have to see about bringing him down and possibly finishing him. :rolleyes:
 
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