Step 1: Begin by building the actual chair itself... I made a standard chair (literally, nothing fancy
but could be enhanced.)
Step 2: Using the 2x4's create the back, arms, legs, and seat of the chair (simple enough
so if you need some more detail... e-mail me, this photo should do though.)
Step 3: To go the cheap way... use the chicken wire and staple two layers on the back
of the chair. This will add more support and give it a different look.
Step 4: Now, take the blue smerf pipe, using a heat gun, bend the pipe to give a 'U'
Step 5: Using the clamp light, feed the cord thorough the pipe (I had to cut the plug
and then attach it again with wire crimps.)
Step 6: Attach one end of the pipe to the back of the chair with a pipe clamp (little
'U' shaped strap, found in the electrical department of any home improvement center.)
Step 7: Pulling the lamp wire tight so that the light is held by the pipe, staple it
tight and run it down the back of the chair.
Step 8: Unpack the egg strobe from the box and install it... it is easier to set the
speed now (kind of slow, not too fast.)
Step 9: Stuff the costume (your choice, either bright orange jumpsuit or a striped prisoner outfit)
with some (a lot of) plastic bags or your stuffing of choice.
Step 10: To save time, stuff his upper body with a couple of pillows and his arms with
bags. Use leather straps to tie down his arms and add feet and hands... and you are done!!!
Step 11: For his face I picked up a scary looking mask from Target and wrapped it around
an old Soccer ball that I stoped using a long time ago. Then I attached the ball to the back of the
chair with a couple of screws.
Now, just add some sound effects and turn on the strobe and you're all done. You can
add a remote controlled switch to turn it on just as kids walk by and watch them jump back 10 feet!