Looking to build your own version of the kicking victim prop? Check out this tutorial from ScaryGuys.com.
I needed a thrashing body that’s suspended overhead for my haunt. Not hanged, but a “captured” person, hanging from the back by a rope under its arms and over its chest. (no, I haven’t got the rope on yet in the photo!)
I built it out of PVC pipe (of course) and used a small air cylinder to make it thrash as if trying to get out of its bonds. It works quite well. the finished body only weighs 5 pounds (mostly clothes) and is quite sturdy.
I’ve just finished the body, so the description that follows may lack some needed detail. But, feel free to experiment! There is no ONE right way to build anything for Halloween.