you've had all the fun you can stand playing
with latex and paper towel, it's time put
some color on that boiled chicken looking
thing you've made. I used water
soluble redwood stain. There is a wide
variety of color to choose from.
Darker stains like cherry and mahogany will
result in a much darker, almost
baked-looking corpse. I chose a
somewhat lighter color for the jerky boy.
has his own style for these things.
You can paint on your stain, spatter it on
with your fingers, or blot it with a
cloth. It depends on the effect you're
going for. I dabbed mine on with a
cloth, then spread it around. Start
out with just a small amount until you get
the feel for how dark it's going to be and
how well it's going to spread.
can go over the same area a couple of times
to make it darker. Try to vary the
color and don't leave behind any repeating
patterns. I even stained the teeth to
make them look as rotted and dried out as
the rest of the body.
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the stain has dried (about 4 hours unless
you really poured it on), sprinkle talcum
powder all over your corpse. Brush it
into cracks and crevices with a brush or
piece of cloth. This will keep your
newborn monster from sticking to the cat and
it smells pretty. Plus, it really adds
to the dried-out effect.
be stingy with the talc. If you put on
too much, just brush or vacuum off the
his previous existence as Calamity
Jack, this guy had a hole cut into the
back of his head to install blue LEDs.
Plus, holes let any resident evil spirits
out. If your beef jerky corpse will be
spending much time outside it might not be a
bad idea to give him a coat or two of matte
acrylic sealer. You can use shellac,
but that'll make him a little shiny, and
dead dry things aren't shiny like that.
is a fun, affordable, and extremely easy
project. If you don't have one of
these cheapo plastic skeletons, you can pick
one up at Big Lots or Wal-mart at the
beginning of the season. With a nod of
appreciation toward Jerry Chavez who is
credited with the first paper-towel-coated-Bucky
corpse, have a great season!
Cameron's bar-b-q corpsification
turns cheap plastic into an
intensely unpleasant spectacle.
Lord" makes a cheap skeleton
look a lot scarier.
didn't know what an "ass
corpse" was until we found
Sommer and Casey's pics at OurHaunt.com
"The Corpse" we've
ever seen. Thanks Kenny!
different take on juicing up a