Since IT Chapter Two was one of the most anticipated horror movies of the year, it's only right to traumatize — I mean, entertain your guests with this eerily realistic, life-size Georgie decoration. Place him on your front lawn or porch to give trick-or-treaters a good scare, or stand him in a corner of your living room for a creepy addition to your Halloween party. You'll surely float to the top of the list of creepiest houses on your block!
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Things You'll Need
The key to getting this Georgie figure to stand and remain sturdy is to weigh down the boots. Place the 2lb weights into the bottom of the rain boots and lie them flat so you'll have space to fit the legs inside.
Make sure you use boots that are big enough to fit the weights inside the very bottom. We used kids size 13 and there was the perfect amount of space.
Fit the bottoms of the pool noodle legs into the rain boots. Tuck the bottom of the jeans into the boots to completely cover the pool noodles. At this point, Georgie should be standing!
The figure will have more stability when standing if you spread the boots slightly apart rather than right next to one another. If you're placing your figure on your lawn, try anchoring the boots into the ground with stakes and string for increased stability.
To fill out the jeans and create a more realistic look, cut a piece of pool noodle that snugly fits horizontally into the jeans at the hips.
The pool noodle legs will be standing a bit too tall. Cut the top of the pool noodles down to a more realistic height for a small child. The best way to determine the proper height is to hold the raincoat up by the hood right against the pool noodles, leaving enough space below the bottom of the coat to see 6-7 inches of the jeans. Then cut where the top of the raincoat's hood is.
Tape the top of the pool noodles together to create a solid torso. Then snugly fit a shorter piece of pool noodle through the center of those noodles to create the look of shoulders. At this point, you'll want to flip the figure to face backwards.
Place the yellow raincoat onto the figure and button it up. To create a more realistic look, slip shorter pieces of pool noodles into the arms and tape them in place.
If you plan to place your figure outdoors, you'll want to use balloon sticks like we did for more stability. Tape three balloon sticks together for added length, attach a red balloon and tape the sticks onto the front of the figure. Remember, only the back of Georgie should be visible.
If you're using the figure indoors, a regular red helium balloon on string will work just fine.
Place your final life-size Georgie figure in front of a tree, against a wall on your porch or in the corner of your party and get ready to cause some serious scares!
Buy materials for this tutorial:
Kids rain boots, hunter green (we went with size 13)
5-7 pool noodles