DIY Hallowe'en: Skeleton

From the Boing Boing DIY costume thread, gammablog points us to this gorgeous skeleton costume and explains,

The arms are operated by a lever at the shoulder joint. The elbows and hands are made springy with piano wire. The lower body is a skeleton grabbed from Google images, applied to 1/4 inch plywood and jointed with bicycle inner tube rubber. The jaw is operated similarly to the arms. All for the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade tonight.

Skeleton Costume and Video Link. (


    1. They are essentially a pair of black socks with ten popsicle sticks sewn to them to extend the toes. Those were then shaped with paper and white glue and the socks were layered with white duct tape and painted. In the video I didn’t attach them properly to the the bony ankle, but didn’t have the energy to do a re-take.

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