Polystyrene Hat Head
Paint - black acrylic
Duct Tape - Black
Creepy Monster Hands (see Creepy Monster Hand Step by Step)
- I got this idea from Pins and Things on youtube. You might want to check it out. On Pins and Things she uses lots of starch to get the material to look like it's flowing and it looks fabulous. I haven't done this because I can't store them like that, they need to be able to fold down. She also used a foam skull which I didn't have. Other than those points I pretty much followed what she did.
- Using a craft knife cut out the mouth or if you have a hot knife use that it would be much easier and less messy.
- Cut a piece of the wire long enough to go through the foam head with spare top and bottom. Hot glue it in place at the top.
- Then carefully poke wire through until it's pretty much centred. Fold over the wire at the bottom to make a loop that fits the same size as the pool noodle middle hole.
- Take a pool noddle and cut it in half. Then cut a slit in the middle from front to back of one half.
- Twist the loop to to face front to back and push it into the noodle.
- Use the duct tape to secure the head to the noodle shoulders.
- Cut another piece of wire long enough to go through the pool noodle that is the shoulders and to be the arms.
- Poke it through the middle until the wires out each side of the noodle shoulders are equal lengths.
- Bend the noodle shoulders to form a shoulder shape with the wire through them.
- Cover them in the duct tape.
- Take the other half of the pool noodle and cut it into four strips. Use two strips per arm.
- Lay a strip for the upper arm and use duct take to hold it in place. Repeat for the fore arm (lower arm).
- Once in place cover the rest of the pool noodle with the duct tape.
- After this is done attach the hands, use the middle wire to push into the duct taped forearm (you might have to cut it down a bit if it keeps poking out the side.
- Wrap the other four wires around the outside of the forearm in a crisscross pattern.
- Take another piece of noodle cover the ends and secure it with the duct tape and also cover the wires exposed with this to the palm.
- Your dementor is now ready to be dressed. I used scrap material to fashion into a crude hooded cape and secured it with dress making pins.
- On the day I will also use some of the mesh material to cover them and I will tatter the ends. Again it is here that Pins and Things used starch to get the material to hold itself into a flowing motion look however I haven't due to storage constraints.