MZ Studios

Pirate Props

Pirate Props

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This project was commissioned for a fundraiser as an indoor Trick-or-Treating Halloween event. The goal was to create a series of low cost props. The canon was created with pallet wood which furthered the weathered aesthetic and the barrel was made with a cement foundation cone from Home Depot. The canon’s ammo was created with foam floral spheres. After a few coats of black and gray spray paint the canon’s appearance was transformed into a rusty aged barrel. The octopus tentacle was inspired from 70’s television film posters and comics with their high contrasting colors and black outlines. The tentacle was made with a pallet wood base, and the center of the core structure was a wooden 2” pole. The wooden pole was then covered in a variety of sphere cardboard cutouts in order to achieve form. In the end the tentacle was wrapped in cardboard, and upholstered in cotton fabric in order to eliminate the seams. The pirate prop sign was made with all recycled wood and the typography was then painted by hand. The final pirate ship was made using two massive cardboard boxes that once housed a sofa from Ikea! The ship was designed to fold shut for easy storage and mobility. The pole for the sail was once the core structure for a large fabric roll. The outside was painted using spray paint and acrylic paint.