Friday, August 5, 2011

Quick and Dirty Corpses

Having experienced the tedium of creating a corpse with liquid latex and cotton fiber first hand I found this tutorial extremely helpful. It uses a cheap plastic skeleton, plastic dropcloths, and a heat gun to produce a surprisingly realistic final product. The one in the tutorial took about an hour and looks pretty good, particularly when compared to the latex treatments that take days to finish.

18 comments:

Phil said...

Bless you Prop, this is why I love this blog. Where else would you find a link to this sort of information?

Propnomicon said...

@ Phil

You're too kind. You never know when a rotting corpse might come in handy.

Herbie said...

Somewhere out there is a young propmaster looking at his budget for the indie horror film he's doing and freaking out. Then he's going to find this video and smile.

Nick Storm said...

Screw the corpse....affordable Chinese skeletons that look GREAT ! Uh.....that statement wasn't too well thought out...

Bhevarri said...

This is very cool! <3 Thank you

Alex Kaeda said...

I've been planning a LARP event for a while that has a sarcophagus and mummy. The mummy has been holding me back.... until now.

Things like this (and other projects) are what keep me reading daily.

Amazing. Simply Amazing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this nice tutorial! I am full of ideas again. (not that they were ever lacking) Elas skeletons are quite expensive in Europe. You can practically only get medical ones.
I come here every day!

Pam Morris said...

wow. so much easier and looks great! thanks so much for sharing this.

Anonymous said...

this is amazing. you are amazing. i don't even watch horror movies (because i'm a total baby and won't sleep for weeks after) and i've definitely never even considered "corpsing" as something that exists but i loved watching your video. thank you and keep up the good work. (amen for doing what you do on the cheap too.) brilliant.

Allen Hopps said...

Im glad you guys like the tutorialI post a new how to video (always haunted house themed) every wednesday.

Mr. Ichybob said...

very cool tut - thanks!
and yes, an eye tut would be useful.

Nau-Dee said...

I really love what you've achieved here with a little bit of time and some pretty cheep material. Very impressed and LOVE the corpse!!!! I'm excited to get started on one for our home!

Pinkhair 3d said...

I'm sure that this would work well over less humanoid sculpted bones, too...

zip codes said...

lovely bro! nice post and video

Michiel said...

I actually used this technique about a week after finding the video in some of the haunted house/home haunt blogs I read, and it is as easy as it looks and the results are great.

AllHallowSteve said...

I'm thoroughly impressed with your technique. Simple... cheap... and totally sells the look.

Just found your blog and love it!

I'll be linking to you through HalloweenAddict.com.

Keep up the great work!

Malenfant said...

Amazing. I always test the heat gun, too.

Caro said...

Hey thanks for sharing us this technique. I use it to do my halloween pumpkin for my wood furniture finishing course. And because I left picture on my blog (http://cartoncotoncaroline.blogspot.com/2011/11/initiations-aux-props-en-finitions-de.html) I would like to tell you that I put your site in credit with hyperlinks, as you deserve ^^ thx again!!