|This is my How To page on my undead skeleton horse halloween prop that I
built. I was planning on a headless horseman for the rider, but that ended up
being a modified skeleton for the rider instead.
|Page 2 "the initial look and assembly of the undead horse"
|Page 3 "adding the final look and corpsing of the horse"
|Page 4 "the added special effects"
|Page 5 "the materials for building the horse"
|Page 6 "the rider and its construction"
|Page 7 "re-covering the horse with latex"
|For Halloween 2004
Got the idea from an ebay auction that was selling a fiberglass horse with headless horseman rider,
a really nice piece that will make a great addition for the person that buys it. From Mark's Monster
List, I did not see any project that encompassed both a full-sized horse and rider.
I decided to start with an undead rearing skeleton horse first and trying to keep the build possible
for others to follow along, I decided to use PVC tubing for the body structure. I thought about using
steel tubing (most likely would have been cheaper) but that makes changing ideas harder in the
build and not everyone has access to a welder/saw/grinders and I can always take back extra PVC
connectors if need be.
Hoping this project will inspire others as I have been inspired from their ideas and passed along
build reports. The project ended up being a skeleton rider whose skull I could remove to make
him a headless horseman if I wanted.