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This is my entry for the MacGuyver prop contest. He is a 10 ft tall scare puppet built on a PVC frame. When you look into his eyes you will see his maggot infested rotting brain covered in mucus and neon goo. (Thanks to Haunt Forum user Sickie Ickie for selling me these great UV reactive glue sticks.)

His right arm is movable and has a scream toy embedded in the hand which is triggered by a simple switch in the handle. This way the sound can come closer to the victim, and will have a moving quality instead of being static and at a safe distance from the victim.

Check out the video, it gives the best overall view of the prop.

As for the components I used Plastic Soda Bottles for light weight bulk, and the are held together with Duct Tape. The movable arm is built on a Broom stick with a Hanger wire linkage, with hands at the end made out of armature wire and Twine. I tried using the Hanger wire for the hands, but it's tempering made it too hard for me to bend 10 fingers with my arthritic hands. I think this technique would be great for some scarecrow hands.

All the photos and video are Scare Puppet - a set on Flickr.

Price Break Down (all items are prorated for the fraction used)
skull: 1 = 5
great stuff: 0.25 can = 1.25
uv leds: 9 = 0.9
resistors: 4 = 0.2
hookup wire: 5ft = 0.2
glue sticks: 2 = 1
neon paint: 2 oz = 0.5
pvc pipe: 15 ft = 6.75
x connector: 1 = 1.5
45 degree elbow: 1 = 0.89
90 degree elbox: 1 = 0.89
claws from necklace: 10 = 0.75
paperclay: 1/4 cube = 1
toilet paper: 1 = 1
white glue: 2 = 0.7
wire: 1 = 0.25
1 ' term adapter: 1 = 0.69
1' cap: 1 = 0.89
spray paint: 1/2 = 2.50
acrylics: 2 0z = 0.5
Creepy Cloth = 1
Scream toy = 1 (employee discount)
button = .40
GID maggots 14 = .90


broomstick: 1 = free
soda bottles: 6 = free
duct tape: 2 = free
twine: 1 roll = free
wire hanger: 1 = free

Total = $30.66

I'm going to Hawaii for a week, leaving tomorrow. So if you ask a question, it might be a while before I reply.
 

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grest job.LOVE the "maggot infested brain, it looks cool!!
 

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Awesome! Like Bethene said "Grest job"!!! lol (j/k Bethene!!)
 

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Very Cool!!!! Nice work DC!!! That should get some of the TOTers screaming! :devil:
 

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Omigod that is awesome! I had to stop eating for a second, he's so gross lol

I love the nasty brain and the texture of the hands. Very, very cool.
 

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That is cool
I like both pics of him
I really like his hands
Great Job
 

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The UV glue really glows well! Great job on the form. I especially like the screamer in the hand. Much better than static in my opinion.
 

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THAT is just freakin SICK!!! The maggots UGH!!! I love the hand and the screaming very good work. I think you did great on your prop.
 

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over all....you did an awesome job....the brain was an awesome idea! great prop!
 
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