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Put together a great Halloween costume with the ideas in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Paper towel roll
- Duct tape
- Silver spray paint
- Sheet of silver cardboard
- Old work glove
- 4 brass fasteners
- Aluminum foil
- Black paint
- Brown paint
- Felt-tipped pen
- 4' x 2' sheet of Plexiglas
- Coping saw
- Hot glue gun
- Dark red paint (optional)
Make the fingers
Cut the paper towel roll in half lengthwise, then, cut two 1½-inch wide strips from the resulting pieces. Cut these strips into four pieces that extend from the bottom knuckle to the tip of each of the glove-wearer's fingers, excluding the thumb.
Shape the base
Cut away two ½-inch wide by 1-inch long strips from one end of the cardboard, so each cardboard piece looks like a T.
Shape the tops
Round the top edge of each cardboard finger with the scissors and make a 3/8-inch incision lengthwise down the center. Fold and tape the tabs together so their edges overlap, giving each finger a conical top.
Create the back of the hand
Cut a piece of silver cardboard that fits over the back of the work glove, excluding the fingers. Lay the cardboard fingers over the glove so the fingers' bottom strips overlap the silver cardboard by at least half an inch.
Complete the basic hand piece
Poke a small hole a half-inch up from the bottom of the cardboard finger that goes through both the finger and the silver cardboard. Attach the fingers to the silver cardboard with brass fasteners to make one big hand-piece.
Prepare the glove
Cut the glove's fingertips off and wrap aluminum foil over each cardboard finger.
Paint the hand-piece and glove
Paint the hand-piece and glove using a black base coat and a brown topcoat.
Make the blades
With a felt-tipped pen, draw four 12-inch knife blades on the Plexiglas. Use the saw to cut them out. Sand the edges until smooth, and add a coat of silver spray paint.
Attach the hand-piece, glove, and blades
Attach the hand-piece to the glove using the hot glue gun, and the blades to the hand-piece using the superglue. Then, put on the finished glove, and give your friends the fright of their lives!