This is a great technique. If you look on the props page someone has just finished a full Ghost Bride.
Very cool. I'm thinking that if I don't rush the warping to keep as few wrinkles as possible, I'll have a great looking see through form. I was playing with the idea of trying some glow in the dark blue paint as well, but I'm not so sure. Maybe hook them up to a couple well placed LEDs...just need to understand how LEDs work first.3M has tape sculpture contests each year for the best creations. I recall posting about them a while back. First time I saw one of them was on a TV halloween news story and it was of an Invisible Man sitting on a slide.
Here's the website for their 2012 contest "off the roll". They still have video tips available to view. http://offtherollcontest.com/index.html
You might also look into those rice LED lights on very thin strands of wire that are battery powered. LEDs will put out light in a straight line unless the light can be refracted kind of like what Gemmy does on their LED spotlights with the multifaceted globes on them. But placed inside the tape sculpture it might just reflect off the many angles of the tape sculpture. I always wondered if the arm with the gun above was lit from the TV or had an additional source.Very cool. I'm thinking that if I don't rush the warping to keep as few wrinkles as possible, I'll have a great looking see through form. I was playing with the idea of trying some glow in the dark blue paint as well, but I'm not so sure. Maybe hook them up to a couple well placed LEDs...just need to understand how LEDs work first.
Sounds painful lol...or an led spotlight from the bottom would work best for lighting.
SIR !! Well done, people like you with these ideas are why I still lurk around here...Nice ideaI am not sure if this is already a thread, I am only on page 26 of the 50+ back forum pages.
If you have had experience doing this please share in the comments, plus any ideas, considerations or feelings to why it would or wouldn't be a good idea.
I was looking for a lightweight and easy way to make semi-transparent ghosts which cost very little and held a form well. I came across packing tape casting and it seemed like it could work. I'm assuming it would be lighter than hardened cheese cloth, and hold a more human form.
1. Wrap your body part in plastic wrap.
2. Wrap plastic wrap in two layers of packing tape.
3. Cut single line down tape to loosen and remove from body.
4. Remove any excess plastic wrap.
5. Use tape to seal removal cut.
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I did my arm just to try it.
Was going to do full upper bodies and different positions to place around the haunt.
nice ......!!!i did this last year. View attachment 248373
over the summer she decapitated due to heat in the garage where she was stored. I am going to seal the neck openings and just have her hold her head in her hand this year i think.