The Spider’s Victim is a prop that is very simple to make. It is a life-size cocoon of a person that has been attacked by spiders. The person seems to still have some life in him because his finger is still moving.
Here are the materials that were used:
Rope (I used a black rope)
Battery-operated hand that moves (see below)
Inside of a discarded comforter (or batting from a fabric store)
Black and green paint
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About the only thing that sets ours apart from the majority of other motorized MIBs out there is that instead of using a rod from the cam follower to the lid we mounted the follower directly to the lid. Also our MIB is microprocessor controlled by a Prop-1 Control Board from EFX-TEK.
For tools you will need a jig saw (or band saw), circular saw, drill, screw drivers and wrenches, etc.
No complete parts list for our MIB exists but reading through this guide should give you a good idea of the components we used. In very general terms you will need wood, a Prop-1 control board, a Cowlacious audio board, relays, a power supply, amplified speakers, a windshield wiper motor, light sockets, power receptacle, wire, nuts, bolts, washers, wood screws and other hardware.
This project was not constructed for Halloween use, but would certainly be a creepy prop to be used for a home-haunt. I designed he following boxes to simulate a beach fire for a Beach Boys concert that my employer hosted in 1995. The visual effects from the fire are hard to capture in still-photographs, but rest assured that they look real in the darkness. As a matter of fact, I was told that someone tried to throw water on one at the concert because they thought it was a real fire!
|Note: The flame boxes in this project were constructed to be “heavy duty” versions. They were designed to be placed outside atop a sand pile and to be run for many hours. If you are not planning on using your flame box for long periods, you may want to simplify the construction in order to keep the cost down. It may not be necessary for the average person to construct the heavy wooden frame that is shown below, but full instructions are given anyway.|
Box fan (can be purchased for around $10 at Wal-Mart), 1 yard of both orange and yellow Costume Material (purchased in Wal-Mart fabric dept. for under $5), 1 floodlight and fixture.
Assorted scrap lumber: 2″x2″ boards, misc. pieces of plywood, an d scrap tin sheeting or termite shield.
Tools: cordless drill, nails or drywall screws, hammer, tinsnips, some type of saw.