Three days left until the party, and we still hadn’t started on our DIY Stranger Things Party … as always. Our biggest task was to make a Demogorgon from the hit Netflix series. I was afraid of not completely this monster of a project, but we wanted to learn how to make a DIY Demogorgon without your wallet going upside down.
We seriously didn’t even know how to start this DIY out. We have never made a paper mache creature, much less a Demogorgon. Our budget was about $20 and with a short amount of time, so we chose accessible items anyone can buy at their local craft store. Grab your cherry slurpee and get to work because it will take a while to make!
- About 2 rolls of clear packaging tape – $2 each
- 1 roll of plastic wrap – $3
- Newspapers – About $1.50 (Support journalism and recycle)
- Elmer’s Glue – $1
- Hot glue gun
- Styrofoam head – $5-7
- Acrylic pants (gray, red) – About $2 each
- White craft foam – $1
With only 3 days away from the party, we settled on making only the upper torso and head. It helps to have a friend help you out with the body and arm casting parts.
We searched through Pinterest and YouTube and took inspiration from other creators who used their own bodies to make a cast.
We secured the cast with newspaper and doubled up on tape.
We used one of my wig heads to be the demogoron’s head. You can find them on Amazon or at your local craft store.
Then, we paper mache the body and head to give it a foundation to paint on.
For the hands, we shaped them with foil (using my own as a model because I have skinny hands and lanky fingers). Then we covered the body and arms with a thin layer of tissue paper.
Wait about a day or until the paper mache is dry to start painting. We used Plaid arcyllic paints that go for about a $1 each.
We cut up a ton of different shaped triangles out of craft foam for the demogoron’s teeth. We glued them on and let the hot glue drip and look stringy to give the teeth a saliva effect.
Our demo-baby was ready to party. He seemed to like barbeque chips.
A bunch of these decorations I had from my previous Joyce Byers cosplay and knickknacks I had around the house.
I found this on OfferUp for $5! Such a great find!
This little neon sign I found at the Target dollar spot was perfect to represent Scoops Ahoy from season 3.
Stranger Things pumpkin painted by FavsDoodles and a copy of Stephen King’s “Christine” which was published in 1983, perfect for the 80s party theme.
Thank you to my friends Ale and Eric who made this amazing cake!
Thank you to my friends who were apart of our Stranger Things birthday celebration! I loved that everyone dressed up like they were in 1987.