The Batman: Arkham Asylum video game puts a scarier spin on Gotham. The take on the Scarecrow is especially creepy, and Instructables user Mickey_Truelove nailed a reproduction of the villain’s costume. He used a variety of supplies to construct the mask, costume, and fear injector glove including leather repurposed from an old couch, PVC pipes, vinyl tubing, and Crayola Model Magic.
He had a plaster casting of his face on hand and used it as base to add the air dry Model Magic clay to. He wanted to replicate the look of burlap without actually using the scratchy material so he subbed in cotton bandages and painted them in different shades of brown acrylic paint.
Jumping to the fear injector glove, he started with the center tube:
I cut the 3 inch plumbing tube down to about 7 inches long (this will depend on the lengthof your arm.
I capped each end of the tube with some plumbing couplers. and painted the whole thing silver.
I cut the 1 inch pipe down to about 6 inches long, and repeated to make three smaller tubes in total.
Next I had to cut the “windows” in each of the three tubes. For this I use a cutting blade in my dremmel tool. and again, I painted these silver as well.
Once dry, I slid the vinyl tubing into the 1 inch pipe and cut it off to fit. I sealed one end of each with a rubber stopper and some contact cement.
Each of the small tubes gets capped with one of the chair leg ends (also painted silver). I drilled a hole into one end of the caps and fitted the small flashlight into the hole, and the other end (the light) will fit into the vinyl tube (after filling the tube). The cap in the other end of the tube gets a hold drilled in it to fit the pipe fitting. Two of the tubes have one fitting, and the other has 2 (you’ll have to measure this out carefully to allow room for both fittings).
He used syringes that he purchased at the pharmacy for the needle fingers.
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