What can you do that’s new and different this year for Halloween? You’ve done ever jack-o-lantern known to man, you’ve stuffed garments to make straw people, you’ve hung the fake spider webs inside and out – what’s left to do? If you’re searching for something new this year, something you don’t see every year, make an invisible man! It’s a substantial Halloween decoration that costs only a few dollars and a couple of small supplies.
The invisible man you make will definitely need a hat. A really good hat is a cheap plastic construction worker’s hat from a toy store. However, the hat can be a cowboy hat, a “Gilligan” hat or another choice. Certain hats won’t work, though. One such example is a stretch knit cap. Whatever hat you use it must be a sturdy hat rather than one that’s limp and floppy.
A second item you’ll need to make the invisible man is a pair of cheap sunglasses. The best ones are not the ones with wire frames but ones that have wider, plastic frames. Frames with bright colors and designs are not ideal. Now you have a choice: you can spray paint the hat and sunglasses a chrome color, adding to the effect of the invisible man, or you can just use them as-is.
To hang the invisible man find a dark corner or other suitable area. Set the hat on your head and the glasses on your face. Mark the area where the hat meets the earpieces of the sunglasses. Now use hot glue or another adhesive to glue the glasses to the hat. Use a piece of fishing twine, hung from the ceiling, to hang the hat. Thread the twine through the top of the hat and secure it with tape or glue. Guests will do a double-take when they think they see something, but have to look again, just to find out there’s an invisible guy standing there!
Make the guy even more realistic by using two more pieces of the nearly-invisible twine. Slightly stuff two gloves then attach the twine to the inside area of each glove. Suspend the gloves from the ceiling with the fishing twine.
Make an invisible guy that sits down when you use a rocking chair or similar seat. Tape or wire the hat with attached sunglasses to the back of the chair so that it balances on top. Use double-sided tape to stick the gloves to the arms of the chair.
Keep in mind that, if using the invisible man in a dark corner or outside, you might want to opt for spray painting the hat and glasses with the chrome paint. If you don’t the invisible guy can simply disappear into the dark, if the hat and glasses are dark, and no one can see him at all! You don’t want an invisible man that no one can see, do you?