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Frankenstein Monster Halloween Party Prop Project

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The Frankenstein Monster Halloween party project list below is everything you need to make a  Halloween photo booth that will provide some really fun photo ops for your party guests!


Frankenstein Party Prop


Everything you need to make a Frankenstein Monster Halloween Party Prop that will make your Halloween Party more fun than a barrel full of horror monsters!



Here’s What You Need to Create a Frankenstein Party Prop

  1. Universal Studios Frankenstein Monster Overhead Mask.
  • This latex mask is very realistic and is actually an awesome representation of the one and only Boris Karloff Frankenstein monster from back in 1931!
  • The Frankenstein mask was my biggest expenditure for this project, but the realism it provided was well worth the cost.
  1. Long Neck Styrofoam Mannequin Head
  • I already had the long neck mannequin head in the video in my home and it has a hole inside the base.
  •  Please be sure that the mannequin head you buy actually does have a hole in the base, as it is necessary for this party prop.
  1. Wire Clothes Hanger
  • I used a rather flimsy wire clothes hanger, which I lived to regret. I would suggest using a stronger, sturdier wire clothes hanger to support the t-shirt and especially if you are using a coat rather than a suit jacket.
  1. Safety Pins
  • Large and Medium size safety pins
  • The safety pins were used for:
    • Attaching the latex mask to the t-shirt
    • Securing the coat/jacket to the t-shirt
    • Securing the gloves to the coat/jacket sleeves
    • Closing the pants waist to secure the stuffing
  1. Stuffing for the Frankenstein party prop
  • I used various items that I had around my home for the stuffing such as:
  • Some heavy gauge plastic bags (which I used to stuff the latex mask)
  • Plastic bags full of shredded paper, other items such as bubble wrap and packing air bags to stuff Frankenstein’s clothing.
  1. Pipe
  • A small piece of light weight metal pipe to be used as the “body” and to connect the mannequin head to a base for stability.
  • The pipe I used was actually part of an old metal broom handle.
  • I cut the metal broom handle down to 17 inches, but you can do whatever size works for your project.
  1. Cardboard Box
  • Next, I used a rectangular cardboard box as a base to connect the mannequin head to the “body” of the party prop.
  • But first I placed something heavy in the cardboard box to stabilize it and make it strong enough to hold the head and “body” of the party prop without toppling over.
  1. Frankenstein’s Clothing
  • Men’s green colored t-shirt looks good with the Frankenstein mask
  • Men’s black coat
    • I used a men’s black suit jacket from Goodwill
  • Black Pants
    • I used an old black pair of yoga pants (I closed the bottom of the pant legs with rubber bands to secure the stuffing)
  • Big black boots (I actually used a pair of old beat up work boots that I found out in our garage)
  • Black gloves or whatever other way you may decide to do the hands.
    • I used a pair of black work gloves I had in my home.
    • Then I placed the gloves on a pair of plastic skeleton hands that were from last year’s Halloween decorations.


How to Make Life Size Frankenstein Monster Halloween Horror Party Prop

Step 2

Long Neck Mannequin Head and a Wire Hanger

Before I could put the Frankenstein mask over the long neck foam mannequin head, I needed to consider how to make the t-shirt and jacket hang from the mannequin. So, I used a hanger.

insert wire hanger into mannequin head
Insert wire hanger into mannequin head
  • I took a wire hanger and twisted the wire hook at the top 90 degrees.
  • Then, being very careful not to damage the Styrofoam, I did my best to cleanly insert the wire hook of the hanger into the center of the back of the mannequin head.
  • On the particular mannequin head I used, I inserted the hook of the hanger approximately 6 inches up from the center of base of the back of the mannequin skull.

Step 3

Fitting the Frankenstein Monster Mask Over Mannequin Head

The mask will only be partially stuffed as it needs to fit over the mannequin head.

partially stuff Frankenstein mask

  • First, I crumbled up a couple of heavy gauge plastic bags and stuffed them into the Frankenstein latex mask so it will hold its shape really well. I did not stuff the mask completely because it will still need to fit over the mannequin head.
    Gently fit Frankenstein mask over mannequin head
  • Next, I carefully placed the stuffed mask over the mannequin head. I had to add and takeaway some stuffing in the mask a couple of times before it fit over the mannequin head just right. 


Frankenstein Monster Mask Boris Karloff

I think that this is an awesome Frankenstein mask! I used this Frankenstein Monster mask because I think it’s realistic and a truly authentic representation of the one and only Boris Karloff Frankenstein Monster from back in 1931! I don’t how many of these Universal Studio Frankenstein masks are left, but if you’re lucky you might still snag one here. And if you’re planning on throwing a classic horror movie theme party, this Frankenstein movie collection would be really fun! Ha! I wished I would have thought of having a brain like the one in the Young Frankenstein movie.


Step 4

Dressing Up Frankenstein’s Upper Body

With the mannequin head setup on the chair, here’s how I dressed up my Frankenstein.

Gently pull t-shirt over Frankenstein mask and hangerCardboard for Frankenstein Monster Chest



Frankenstein party prop t-shirt stuffing and safety pins

Frankenstein monster tee-shirt

Frankenstein monster party prop mask coat jacket clothes costume



  • First I placed a dark colored tee-shirt over the mask, mannequin and hanger.
  • Then I used safety pins to secure the latex mask to the t-shirt, front and back.
  • First, I placed a dark colored t-shirt over the mask, mannequin and hanger.
  • Next, I stuffed the t-shirt with plastic bags full of shredded paper.
  • And I secured the plastic bags inside the t-shirt, with the safety pins outside the t-shirt,
  • Taking care to place the safety pins in places that would be covered up by the coat/jacket.
  • Then to give Frankenstein a broad chest, I inserted a long flap from a cardboard box inside the t-shirt over the “chest” area.
  • I secured the cardboard chest flap to the t-shirt with large safety pins.
  • Next, I pulled the t-shirt all the way down.
  • Then I secured the bottom of the t-shirt with safety pins, front, back and sides, to keep the stuffing inside.
  • Next, I carefully put the coat/jacket on Frankenstein, taking care not to bend the hanger out of shape.
  • Then to keep the coat/jacket in place, I used safety pins on the inside of the jacket to secure the collar and shoulders to the t-shirt. 

Step 5  

Making the Lower Body for Frankenstein Monster Party Prop



  • I found an old pair of black yoga pants for Frankenstein’s pants and and stuffed them with plastic bags full of shredded paper and other items such as bubble wrap and packing air bags.
  • Then I closed the bottom of the pant legs with rubber bands to secure the stuffing.
  • Next, I placed the top of the pants on the chair, setting them in front of the upper body and pulled the tee-shirt over the pants.
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    frankenstein monster party prop




  • I thought I might have to pin the pants to the t-shirt, but it wasn’t necessary, the pants stayed put during the party.
  • For Frankenstein’s shoes, I found a very old pair of work boots out in the garage. I guess if you want to get fancy you could buy a pair of men’s black boots that look more like the ones worn in the Frankenstein movie. I set the boots on the floor in front of the chair and just barely set the rubber-banded pant leg bottoms into the tops of the boots. The boots stayed put through-out the party as well.
  • Lastly, I used a pair of black work gloves for Frankenstein’s hands. I fitted the gloves on a pair of plastic skeleton hands I found at my local dollar store. Then I stuck the gloved hands into the sleeves of Frankenstein’s jacket. The gloved hands stayed put throughout the party.                                                      Frankenstein ready for lots of Halloween party photo ops!  Frankenstein Horror Movie Theme Party Prop



  • Watch the Video: How To Make Frankenstein Life Size Party Prop Easy:

  • It was very easy to transport my Frankenstein party prop to and from the party in two pieces instead one. At the party, all I had to do was put the upper body on the chair and then place the pants on the chair and put the pant legs in the boots.
  • So that’s it! That’s how I created a Frankenstein party prop for my Halloween photo booth.
  • Along with all the other Halloween horror party decorations, scene setters, and photo backdrops, Frankenstein was a big hit at the party!
  • My guests loved him and posed with him all night long!













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