We started with thick insulation styrofoam. Drew and cut out a circle. We used a string attached to a screw driver piked into the middle to make it as perfectly round as possible.
Then we cut out the insides with a jigsaw and I started painting with red paint.
After one side was painted and dry, then we turned it over and put a quick coat on the backside.
We used the same styrofoam for the hands and head. We used a picture from the internet as our guide and free hand drew the head and hands and cut them out with the jigsaw. We put a coat of white paint on them.
We used ceiling hooks and twisted them into the head and hands. We also used a generous drop of glue to help hold it all in.
I stood there with a blow dryer for quite a while helping the glue dry since we were finishing this up the day of our Halloween party we were going to.
This is the back of the head. We had to dig out a spot for my nose to sit and cut holes out so I could see. I used linked together pony tail holders for the strap to hold the mask on my face.
Voila! Here is our finished product! I'm so happy it turned out so good!
I won the most creative costume prize!
Here is my group. From left: Si from Duck Dynasty, The Most Interesting Man in the World, me Ghostbuster's, Darth Vader, Batman and Robin. Fun times! Next year I think we'll try to add Slimer to the mix!