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Make Your Own Dancing Groot Prop

Warning: mild spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy follow.

Without going into details about why it happened, the end of Guardians of the Galaxy features a baby Groot cutting loose and dancing while Drax is oblivious in the background. If you’re planning to cosplay as Drax or even Rocket Raccoon, a small potted Groot would make the perfect prop and Patrick Delahanty’s come up with a tutorial to make one. It’s not for sale officially yet so making one is currently your only option. Delahanty diassembled a Movin’ & Groovin’ flower pot he found on eBay and replaced the bright daisy with Groot.

The flower in its original state:

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He removed the flower, leaves, and pink vinyl cover on the pot. He then covered the stem with tan felt and wrapped twine around the felt to give it a twisty, bark-like pattern. He glued the felt and twin into place but made sure not to cover it in hot glue – that would make it impossible for the stem to move and groove.

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His fiancee sculpted baby Groot’s head from Crayola Model Magic because it’s lightweight clay. She used black beads for the eyes.

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They made the arms from floral wire wrapped in paper, and the arms are attached to the body with hot glue (as is the head). The head and arms were both painted with acrylics before being added to the body.

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See more about the project at Facebook.

via The Mary Sue


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