Making an Electrical Transformer

High voltage is not something you want to be messing around with unless you really know what you’re doing.  Luckily, Terra from HalloweenForum really knows what she’s doing, and she’s created a video tutorial on how to make authentic looking electrical transformers.  They’re created with trash cans, pool noodles, pvc and rope, but you can make them as intricate as you’d like.  When you put a strobe light under the trash can it really gives the appearance that the transformer is arcing, which, coupled with some high intensity audio will scare the heck out of anybody!



Items needed to complete this include:

  • Two trash cans in a good transformer shape
  • One pool noodle
  • 14″ thick manila twisted rope
  • Four 18″ lengths of 3/4″ PVC pipe
  • Two 12″ lengths of 1/2″ PVC pipe
  • Two 1/2″ PVC elbow connectors
  • Two 19″ lengths of plastic plumber’s tape
  • Two scraps of 1 1/2″ foam (6 1/2″ long, 3″ wide)
  • Two 12″ metal strappings
  • Four car model wheels or something similar
  • 220 volt sticker
  • Bullet hole stickers
  • Portable strobe light
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Gray latex Drylok