Alien Sleep Tube

Aliens exist.  And since aliens exist it is not much of a stretch to assume that aliens sleep.  And if aliens do sleep, I am going to assume that their advanced alien minds have probably followed jakel’s lead and bypassed the box spring and mattress in favor of  Alien Sleep Tubes. This prop is super easy to make and looks seriously cool when lit up.  Start out by cutting a square approximately 18″ x 20″ on one end of the tube. alien-sleep-tube-b1 Spray the two lids and tube with the black spray paint and start to build your alien.  Once the paint is dry you can roll the plexiglass and slide it into the tube so that it is covering the opening you cut. Letting the Alien Sleep Tube sit in a warm area for a couple of days will allow the plastic to relax inside the tube.  Once the plexiglass has set you can insert your alien into his sleep chamber and seal him in with the bucket lids for his eternal (if not seasonal) slumber. alien-sleep-tube-b2   Items needed to complete this include:

  • Alien mask / costume
  • 12″ concrete tube
  • Pillow for alien body
  • (2) – 5 gallon bucket lids (one with a port if you want to add fog)
  • Flashlight
  • 24″ x 24″ x 1/16″ plexiglass