5 Easy Steps on How to Make Frankenstein Monster Party Prop for Halloween Party or Horror Theme Party. Awesome Photo Op Halloween Party Prop Photo Booth!
Learn how to make a Frankenstein Monster Party Prop that will ramp up your next Halloween Party or Horror Theme Party.
- This is a a cool interactive life size party prop for your guests.
- I’m talking about a Halloween party prop with awesome photo op potential!
- This life size Frankenstein monster photo booth will have your party guests lining up for selfies and group pics!
- My Halloween guests will love taking selfies in their Halloween costumes with Frankenstein!
- Watch my How to Make a Frankenstein Monster Party Prop video (coming soon). Follow my step by step instructions in this post. And access the Project Supply List here.
I’m going to show you how I created my own Halloween Frankenstein party prop.
- You can do it as well. And pretty quickly too!
- In fact, you may be surprised to find that know that you can make this mostly out of some things you already have around your home.
- Keep in mind that you can use this same plan to make similar party props just by using different Halloween masks and clothing.
- Life size party props can also be created using Halloween costumes or celebrity masks and costumes as well. The possibilities are endless!
- This Frankenstein party prop would be fun for adult parties and children’s parties too. Both adults and kids love posing with Frankenstein!
- This party prop would also be great for a Horror Party or a Horror Movie Theme Party too.
- NOTE: The Halloween scene setter, photo background and photo backdrop in the photo above are actually Halloween shower curtains. They were so easy to hang on my photography photo background backdrop support system stand. I really wish I had worn the Bride of Frankenstein wig and costume. Maybe next time. And I was thinking a gothic castle shower curtain or scene setter would be fun with this party prop too.
This is really easy to do! Here we go! Let’s do it!
Here is exactly how I did it!
Making Frankenstein Monster Upper Body
My Frankenstein party prop is going to be sitting on a chair at my Halloween party. Why? Because it will be so much easier to transport him to and from the party location in two pieces, upper and lower body.
- First, I set up a chair similar to the one my Frankenstein party prop will sit on at the party.
- Next, I placed a heavy object inside a cardboard box, as it will need to be stable enough to hold the upper body of Frankenstein.
- Then I stuffed the box full of crumbled up brown packing paper.
- Then I inserted one end of a short piece of lightweight metal pipe into the cardboard box
- And the other end into to hole in the base of a long-neck mannequin head
- The brown packing paper inside the box helped to stabilize the pipe.
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.
- 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.
Fitting the Frankenstein Monster Mask Over Mannequin Head
The mask will only be partially stuffed as it needs to fit over the mannequin head.
- 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.
- 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.
Dressing Up Frankenstein’s Upper Body
With the mannequin head setup on the chair, here’s how I dressed up my Frankenstein.
- 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.
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.
- 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!
- 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!
Be sure to Watch the How To Make a Frankenstein Monster Party Prop Instructional YouTube Video (coming soon).