DIY Halloween Grim Reaper
Have you ever wanted to really make those Halloween props you see all over but think they are too hard? THINK AGAIN! We made this grim reaper (We call him Grim for short) in maybe a couple hours with very few materials.
PVC piping – Depending on how big you want him, you can choose the size of pipe. Just make sure you get elbows for shoulders and well..elbows.
Concrete cement – Use this to keep the piping from moving as you add stuff
Chicken wire – I am sure you have some of this in your garage already. This is to shape the body.
Heavy black felt – I got this at Joann fabrics and I probably got like 6 yards. This is the most expensive part of the entire prop
Gray Gauze Cloth – I bought this from Amazon and it TOTALLY made the entire piece
Lantern – Already had it from IKEA
SickleBought this for a couple bucks at a halloween store like Party City. I added 1″ PVC pipe to the bottom to extend it.
Shelf Brackets – You can see at the base, these were screwed into the PVC pipe to hold it up.
Particle Board – Use this as the base. I think if we did it again, we would have done a wider base. He is a bit wobbly.
The hard part about this is that you have to play around with it to get it how you want once you get the shape made. That took the longest time to get sorted out because I was very particular about how I wanted him to look. The felt builds up the shoulders but I wanted him to be proportioned. We used a hell of a lot of duct tape too to get the lantern and sickle attached. Use the gauze and felt to cover up anything and remember it will be dark so don’t worry too much.