Hanging Torso Illusion

Ok, I’m not going to beat around the bush on this one, I’m really glad I found this video tutorial for this prop.  Last year the Mrs and myself were setting up a last minute haunt for our nephews and their friends when we were asked (at the 11th hour of course) to create the hanging torso illusion.  Not wanting the extra stress I told the wife that if she felt strongly enough about it that she would have to take it on herself because I had more than I could handle already.  She agreed and proceeded with only a few images of the prop to  guide her.  And that’s why I’m glad that DIY Haunter has posted a tutorial on how to make this awesome illusion, because if you don’t get it right, it could end up looking exactly like ours did…and nobody wants that…

Items needed to complete this include:

  • 2 palettes
  • Black plastic sheeting (or black garbage bags)
  • 2 – 8 foot 2×4’s
  • T-shirt
  • Double sided fabric tape
  • Scrap fabric
  • Great Stuff
  • Red spray paint
  • Fake blood if desired