Looking for an easy way to make your own large Halloween decorations? This Startling Werewolf PVC Pipe Halloween Prop is a simple way to make a big impression at your next party! For more scary decor see my Halloween page.
Halloween is my all time favorite holiday! Each year I transform my home and yard with unique and spooky vignettes. My favorite items to decorate with are those scary life-size figure decorations.
To me they set the mood and are great focal points to work around in a room. They rev up the scare factor at a party. There is nothing like frightening your guests with a big creepy monster lingering in the corner.
This project is a simple way to make your own figure prop out of pvc pipe fitted into a flanges on a wood base.
The best part about this frame is it can be broken down for storage, perfect if you do not have a lot of space. Just add a mask, gloves and some creepy clothes and you will have yourself one enormous creeper to hang around your home for parties or for fun porch decor.
This guy is sure to scare the bejeezus out of trick-or-treaters Plus what a great photo for your next Halloween gathering?
How to Make PVC Pipe Halloween Prop
PVC Piping Used
- (2) 10 feet x 3/4 inch PVC Pipes
- (2) 3/4 inch 90 Degree Elbow’s
- (2) 3/4 inch 45 Degree Elbow’s
- (5) 3/4 inch Tee’s
- (1) 3/4 inch Cross
- (2) floor flange’s 3/4 inch
- (2) 3/4 inch PVC Nipple’s for the Flange’s
- Ratcheting PVC Pipe Cutter
- Styrofoam Wig Head
- Acrylic Paint
- Foam Pool Noodle
- 8 Wood Screws to fit flanges
- (1) 18x18x2 (aprox) Square Sheet of Plywood, (you can find these precut in the wood section from Lowes or Home Depot)
- Drill and/or Screwdriver
- A Nail or Screw (see the Important section)
- Zip Ties
- Old Clothing and Shoes
- Werewolf Mask and Gloves
- Newspaper, Plastic Grocery Bags or Small Throw Pillows
- Floral Wire or Tape
This figures approximate height and dimensions are around 6 feet 2-3 inches it could be larger when you add the mask. The PVC hip and leg dimensions fit a men’s size 34 x 34 pant. All dimensions can be altered for a smaller or larger figure.
PVC Body Frame Plans
Using a PVC ratchet cut the PVC pipe down to these dimensions:
- Neck: 3 inches
- Shoulder Blade, cut 2: 6.5 inches
- Top Arm, cut 2: 13.25 inches
- Bottom Arm, cut 2: 11 inches
- Spine: 16 inches
- Hips, cut 2: 5.5 inches
- Top Leg, cut 2: 15.5 inches
- Bottom Leg, cut 2: 24.5 inches
Assemble the PVC pipe Halloween prop as shown in the image above. Start with the shoulders and work your way down.
HINT: You will notice an extra bar between the two leg tees in the image above just below the hips. This bar is for added support to the figure. Remove the bar if you are adding pants to your figure. If you are using a dress leave the bar in place.
I added a pin on either side of the tee holding the spine PVC pipe to the hip PVC pipe. Not shown, but here’s is how I did it.
- With the spine PVC pipe inserted in the middle waist tee, drill a small hole into the back side of the tee.
- Drill all the way through the pipe and tee, then add a nail or screw to the hole to secure it and stop it from moving.
This will keep the figure from falling forward or backward. You can also use PVC pipe adhesive glue on that middle joint so it is fixed or fused and it will not move forward. For me adding a pin (or nail) was a fast and easy solution.
Once your hips and legs are put together measure and mark the wood board to add the floor flanges. Add the PVC flange nipples into to the flanges and attach the rest of the PVC pipe figure.
I used a hammer to tap the pipes together so they will fit tightly and not come apart.
To add bulk to the figure, cut sections of a foam pool noodle to fit the shoulders, arms and rib cage. Slit one side of the foam with a sharp knife and place it over the pipe.
How to Dress a Halloween Prop
Stuff the arms and chest with newspaper, plastic bags or even small throw pillows. Attach the pillows by wrapping them with floral wire or tape.
If you are using a mask, paint darkness and eyes on a foam head with acrylic paint.
Cover the foam head with the mask and place on the top of the figure. Add pants, gloves or a dress. Secure them with zip ties or safety pins to the pipe.
Place shoes in front of the floor flanges. Pull pant legs over the top of shoes and that’s it! Display the figure in a creepy scene and he is all ready for Halloween!
I hope you have enjoyed seeing how I made a PVC pipe Halloween prop to decorate my home for Halloween.
If you want more great Halloween Ideas see my friend Erlene’s spooky Tropical Halloween Skeleton Mermaid Ideas.
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This project first appeared on the Cost Plus World Market Blog when I was one of their Blog Contributors.
This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market, one of my very favorite stores to shop in! I received compensation for this post, but all opinions are my own.