The Art of Darkness

Chicken Wire “Ghosts”

October 25th, 2011 by Cobwebs

Ghost Dresses

Once again, Pinterest and its “no attribution for you!” tendencies are thwarting me. I ran across these ghostly dresses and this splendid ghostly figure, and whilst I assume they’re the work of the same person I can’t guarantee it.

Fortunately, the latter photo not only had an attribution, it actually pointed to a tutorial that describes how to make a chicken-wire ghost of your very own.

I love how ethereal these look. They’d be splendid tucked into a dark corner of the yard on Halloween, or simply placed in a garden as a year-round decoration. Chicken wire is cheap, so it’d be easy to create a whole menagerie of ghostly figures to keep you company.

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7 Responses

  1. pensive Says:

    In addition, they shall keep my berries free of birds!

    Every time I come here it makes me happy. Really. Thank you.

  2. xJane Says:

    From this link:

    shaping is the easy part

    This appears to be a bald-faced lie. But regardless and given that chicken wire comes in (at least in CA) silver and green, this would be kind of awesome to create Green Man style figures to haunt one’s woods year-round. Especially since a few well-placed weeds (? or are they) would equal a “Hey, doesn’t that almost look like a man made out of ivy?”, which is worth the blood, sweat, and tears almost certain to go into “the easy part”. /ramble

  3. Empress Pam Says:

    I love that they look like wedding gowns. Like a yard full of ghostly brides

  4. Dina Akers-Wible Says:

    This is great I’m going to try it for my Halloween party

  5. Robert Bennett Says:

    Spray the wire with Krylon Glowz paint and they will “glow in the dark”

    http://www.krylon.com/products/glowz/

  6. jucrawfo Says:

    You are supse to spray paint them with glow in the dark paint; which would eliminate the importance of what color it comes in…really?
    I think they would be neat hanging from a tall tree, swinging in the wind.

  7. margaret Says:

    Is there instruction for making these dress ghosts and the man ghost

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