New for 2009 was a female Vampire prop we named Vamparilla. She was lots of fun to make and she got lots of great comments on Halloween Night. The best thing we liked about her was how quick and easy she was to put together!
Not being much of a sculptor we buy foam-filled latex heads or Halloween masks and stuff them ourselves. That is usually where our monster props start their creation. And for this creature of the night we found a great foamed filled vampire head and some standard hands.
Before we go any further , we’d just want to say that we have found our all time favorite material to make body shapes out of! And that is… 6 inch thick foam mattresses! We will be keeping a creepy eye out for these at goodwill stores and garage sales from now on!
Using a long serrated loaf knife we can cut and shape an excellent shoulder & torso body in no time.
The next thing we did, using extreme care, (Beware) was to make an incisions with the knife in the “armpits“, the “neck“ and Halloween home haunt prop building Vamparilla female vampire a Halloween prop for home hauntingin between the “should blades“. Into these slits we slid and joined together the shoulder and neck bones which was ¾ inch white PVC pipe.
Next another incision was made to the bottom of the neck of the Vampire latex head and it was positioned on protruding neck bone. Our Lady Vampire prop was coming together
One thing that was going to be a problem was the fact that the paint job of the hands did not match the face. So all we did to solve this was to lightly spray paint the hands white and then dust on a little bit of blue, because we didn‘t have any purple that day.
Beside as any home haunter worth their hemlock knows – low light is our friend! Later we painted the nails with black nail polish which gave them the perfect Halloween finishing touch.