Rachel @ CRAFT writes:

We’re reaching that time to start planning for cool Halloween decorations, and this video tutorial by Stiltbeast Studios spotted on Propnomicon could take your spooky decor to a whole new level. He shares how to take a simple plastic skeleton and transform it into a freakishly realistic corpse with just a few simple supplies and less than an hour of your time. Forget cutesy pumpkins on your porch, this corpse will simultaneously terrify and fascinate your trick-or-treaters and make yours the most popular house on the block.


Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q2CXHPETAWATRQWLBXETTL7X74 Bishop

    This tutorial is from the Stiltbeast Studios YouTube channel. Propnomicon cross-posted it. Please show proper credit to the originator at Stiltbeast Studios.

    • http://www.sternlab.org/ Becky Stern

      Ah, I see how it was ambiguous, fixed now. The YT video links to their channel also.

  • Anonymous

    Nice, I’ll have to try this.  The thought occurred to me that you could add other stuff like textured cloth, cotton,  bubble wrap, some rope as veins, etc, between layers of plastic, and have this stuff shrunk in between layers… I’m going to have to try this in the next week or so. 

  • Shayne

    If you don’t have a heat gun can a hair dryer work in its place?