Wow – yesterday “Skwirl” sent us her submission for the Halloween Mask Party. Not a mask, certainly, but definitely creepy! What an imagination! In a comment Skwirl sent in recently, she called this creature a “paper mache pumpkin scorpion thingy.” It now has an official name – Scorpiumpkin. (You can see more of that deadly tail in the photo down below.)
I’ll let Skwirl tell you more:
Well I’m not totally done with him but all that’s left is the varnish so close enough! I had no idea it would take me this long.
I started off with a pumpkin shape using the instructions on Scott Stoll’s (Stolloween) site and then it just evolved into this.
The armature for the appendages is mostly coat hangers, crumpled newspaper and masking tape and the pumpkin body is just a plastic bag filled with crumpled paper.
It was covered with 3-4 layers of paper strips, and then covered with paper clay (Scott’s recipe) and details added.
The teeth and the stinger were made of Creative Paperclay because of it’s smoothness and sandability.
He was a lot more work than I anticipated, but the results are totally worth it! I feel like a proud mama!
Skwirl estimates the final cost to be somewhere between $25 and $50. And well worth every penny, I’d say.
On a totally different note, Skwirl also volunteered to be the very first one to submit ideas about an ideal community, over on our new blog. She titled her post The Best You. Be sure to check it out. And thanks, Skwirl, for sharing your Scorpiumpkin! What a nice Halloween treat!