Page 6 "the rider and its construction"
I was going to make a clothed rider, but cheated when I found some 6 foot foam skeletons
at Menards (similar to the Shopper Pharmacy skeletons found in Canada)
With some modifying, I made the arms solid instead of being held together by hooks.  
Along with the upper leg bones, the lower leg bones just flop around loose.
The skeleton back support will get cleaned up and painted black and add a tattered
black cape to hide it also.  Some rod support is needed yet for the right arm so it can
hold a lighted foam pumpkin.
This is a Walgreen skull I bought.  I chopped off the foam
skeleton head (it doesn't look evil) and replaced it with this one.
 This flaming skull is sweet.