Welcome, Dr. Finklestein!

Dr. Finklestein now joins my NBC family. Image courtesy of Debbie Morrow, All Rights Reserved

Just a brief post to introduce my latest Nightmare Before Christmas, Halloween prop created: Dr. Finklestein. I’ll try to add the tutorials, when I get the chance. He joins Jack Skellington, Sally, Lock, Shock, and Barrel, Oogie Boogie, and the Duck/Vampire prop. Zero, the ghost dog, was sadly showing his age, so I actually found a new one the same size, and is now happily flying in the yard too.

If anyone wants to scramble to make this fella, he stands about 5 feet or less, and I used extra couplers of 40 degree or 90 degrees to have him sit. So if you follow my usual PVC prop skeletons (See Lock, Shock, Barrel), you’ll be able to figure out the sizing.

The tutorial for Dr. Finklestein will be split into a few different segments, because there are too many steps (especially the head), to put into one single post. If you were determined or had help, all could be complete within a week. But alas, it took me at least four weeks to finish. If you want every post sent directly into your email, click the ‘Follow’ and you won’t miss the entire process. Thanks!

2 thoughts on “Welcome, Dr. Finklestein!

    • Thank you for visiting my site. As for making Dr. Finklestein, I’ve been mulling over it overnight. I’m thinking you could get a blank face plastic mask, and build the beak mouth area up with foam sheets or even solid foam and cut beakish form and attach. You can find the glasses very similar at many stores right now. As for the brain attachment top: I’d make some kind of head strap design (maybe with elastic that fits around head?), or wig cap attached, that also fits behind mask. I’d take the elastic sewn together to your size head, with the wig cap that is sewn or glued to the elastic, and place it on a dummy head stand to work on. If it’s not a glass head stand, I’d cover it with foil or tight plastic before starting further (just to ensure the next step doesn’t stick). Once on the head stand and I’d use latex chalk and make a pattern of brain, let dry and paint. Then find something fairly lightweight to use as a cap over that, attach it behind, So you can wear your brain showing or not. Add small washers glued around top. If you really wanted to go all out, add white face paint/ temp hair spray, to any areas showing beyond your mask. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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