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I wanted to do something different this year. Most monster mud props are gray, but the main ingredients in the mud, as well as Drylock can be white. My theme is clowns. Not carnival, or freak show, etc.... just clowns. :) I wanted to build a giant ground breaker as my yard focal point.

The build was much like any other monster mud projects. He is made of plastic container boxes, cardboard, and paper mache'. His clowning and hat are monster mud sheets. He stands 7 feet high, is about 12 feet across with 20 feet arms/hands. Simple build, but big pay off. Lots of positive feedback already! Now to start on our garage walk through!

I used a white "fire light" on the clown, but the rest of my facade is in led purple lighting.









 

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A... MAZ... ZING!!!!! and huge..... omgosh its sooooooo HUGE!!!!.... and FABULOUS!!! and fabulously creepy..... you did a fantastic job!!
 

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Thanks, everyone! No construction photos. It really is just stacked plastic storage containers and cardboard. I used about one and a half gallons of paint mixed with one tub of drywall compound. I used a full gallon of Drylock. Everything is upcycled, except the Drylock. I had the paint on hand and I will reuse the boxes. It cost under $50 to make the prop.

I have gone the big prop route a few years ago. My husband loves his yard, so I try to keep the grass destruction to a minimum. Plus we live on the side of a mountain and we get hurricane force winds. That is why we moved most of our decoration efforts to the garage walkthrough.
 
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