Remember that super creepy (but also cool as hell) opening title sequence in Wes Craven’s original A Nightmare on Elm Street? The one that showed Freddy Krueger making his infamous bladed glove in that dirty, dingy boiler room? Well, you can now re-create that very scene in your own basement at home using some common household items.
Having a badass-looking razor glove would totally give you the leg up on having the best Freddy Krueger costume around, because a homemade glove is way, way cooler than one of those cheap looking, mass produced store bought ones they sell at Halloween in your local big box stores every year.
Speaking of Halloween, in Southern California we have not one, but two Halloween conventions in the summer here: Scare LA in Pasadena and Midsummer Scream in Long Beach. And it was at the most recent Midsummer Scream that host Vinny Logozio recorded an episode of his DIY Prop Shop YouTube series, where he showed horror fans how to make a proper looking Freddy Krueger razor glove.
This is one DIY prop that isn’t going to break the bank to make either, as basically all you really need is a regular old gardening glove, some cladding for the finger joints, and some spray-painted plastic for the knives (assuming you don’t want to get arrested by bringing real knives to a convention).
Of course, once you get a proper glove going, you’ll need a really good make up for a truly amazing Freddy costume, but that’s a whole other video tutorial. In the meantime, be sure to check out the latest episode of DIY Prop Shop above.
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