How to Make a Budget-Friendly Demogorgon

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.

DIY DEMOGORGON

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!

Related: How to Throw an Affordable, DIY Game of Thrones Party Under $75

Materials needed:

  • 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

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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. 

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We searched through Pinterest and YouTube and took inspiration from other creators who used their own bodies to make a cast.

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We secured the cast with newspaper and doubled up on tape. 

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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. 

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Then, we paper mache the body and head to give it a foundation to paint on. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Our demo-baby was ready to party. He seemed to like barbeque chips. 

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Bitchin’ Decorations

A bunch of these decorations I had from my previous Joyce Byers cosplay and knickknacks I had around the house.

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I found this on OfferUp for $5! Such a great find!

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This little neon sign I found at the Target dollar spot was perfect to represent Scoops Ahoy from season 3. 

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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.

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Thank you to my friends Ale and Eric who made this amazing cake!

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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.

 

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