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How To Make A Realistic Fairy

Jill Harness

Last week, Boing Boing helped introduce an incredibly wonderful Halloween decoration to its readers—a dead mummified fairy? It's hard to tell, but the fairy body is actually made from a plastic mini skeleton covered in pantyhose. The effect of the glue and ripped pantyhose makes for a great decomposed skin look. The pointed ears are made from polymer clay, and the "mummification" is performed with the help of wet, gluey toilet paper. To top off the whole project, the creator added some neat artifacts like a bow and quiver.

The whole process is surprisingly easy  and the whole project is pretty inexpensive.