Chicken Wire Ghosts

I’m going to be honest here, I’m not sure exactly who is making all of these chicken wire ghosts for their haunts, but I’m guessing that their hands and arms are covered with tiny little red spots from where the chicken wire pierced their skin.  Seriously, though, I’ve noticed that a ton of people lately are searching for the chicken wire ghost prop, and while it’s not something that I would ever consider doing, they sure do look cool when they’re done right.  Shawn and Lynne Mitchell have put together a pretty concise DIY tutorial on how to make these.  You can make them with or without the cheesecloth dressing to get the look that’s best for you.

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Items needed to complete this include:

  • semi-transparent fabric
  • S-hooks
  • thin wire
  • mannequin head
  • roll of chicken wire with 1-inch cells
  • roll of chicken wire with 2-inch cells
  • wire cutters
  • cheesecloth
  • scissors
  • wire hanger
  • work gloves