The Renaissance Festival was closed due to soggy ground. WAIL! We’ll try again next weekend. So we came back home, and I took most of the day off. I needed the break. Of course, I couldn’t take the whole day off.
I’ve been wanting to make a packing tape ghost for ages. I’d already looked up several tutorials and decided on my approach. It seemed like a nice, quiet thing to do today.
I started with a large, clear-ish plastic garbage bag over a wig head. I taped securely around the neck first, then started the details with scotch tape. I did larger areas with packing tape, and covered the whole thing in a couple layers.
Next, a hodgepodge of stuff atop my heavy bag went to form the rest, as I only wanted head and shoulders.
I carefully removed the wig head by cutting up the back of the form. It was harder than I thought–the tape made a very firm ghostie!
I hung her up with some florist wire. Decided I wanted ragged strips on the bottom, so I put more tape down and cut into her. Yes, I’m aware she has 80s shoulders. Eh, I’ll do better next time.
We all know 50% of your grade in haunting is lighting. Now, I would love to light her from the inside, but that’s not going to be feasible. So she gets a pretty fire-and-ice light from the front. I’d like three of these to hang from the trees.