I am attempting to build a large Jack Skellington to place on my roof for Christmas this year. I am wondering if anyone has any ideas for a Jack head? I plan on him being approximately 8-10 ft. tall.
That's what I'm doing but i can't find big styro spheres here, the biggest was about 6" in diameter so I guessed it was the same everywhere elseIf I were doing it, I would just start with a styrofoam sphere and whittle away at it. But that's just me.
I got a styrofoam wig head, and chopped away some of the base to make it a straight neck (didn't NEED to as that was covered by the beard, but I'm a perfectionist that way), then molded over that with Crayola Model Magic, just a very basic design.
Over top of THAT, I used Air Dry Porcelain for the finer details. I would reccomend using paperclay instead were I to do it again. Painted with acrylic. Covered with a gloss protective coat.
Beard is made from some fuzzy yarn tied to a shoestring. Hat superglued in place. Body is PVC pipe covered in about a years worth of plastic shopping bags and covered in duct tape. arms/legs are PVC pipe.
Hands were pipe cleaners, but are being re-designed this year.
Held up with rebar up the back, and a second rebar up one of the legs to keep him from spinning around.
Going to redo the legs and hands this year because I used a calculator, and really need the legs LONGER. I'm also thinking of how to make Zero.