🕷 DIY Giant Spider AKA Aragog AKA HARRY POTTER HALLOWEEN BIT*HES!


Well hello there again Internet, Corinne here, and you’re watching the best dang show on the Internet! *clears throat* Well, it’s official, the best time of year is upon us!
{Agreed.} I LOVE October for many reasons, but the first and foremost being: Halloween. I’ve been noticing that every time we ask you for project suggestions, you leave a lot of Harry Potter themed things. I really have no idea why, why that would be?
{Yep, no clue at all.} One of you even went as far as posting this article from BuzzFeed, on how to have the most epic Harry Potter party of all time. Now you knew when you posted it, that I was gonna have to do this. Oh, Lord, yes! We’re gonna have the best Harry Potter party this side of Hogwarts! Let’s get started, shall we? *signature witchy laugh* Alright, here we are, we got the Internet and our dreams. Basically, this BuzzFeed article is a mixture of things you need to order off the internet, and things you need to make yourself. Definitely need one of these, and one of these, Oooooooh Quidditch beer pong! [I’m] gonna need to order this, this, and that. Hmm, I’m really likin’ these spiders But they’re not as big as we need it to be. I need a full-on Aragog up in here. Ya know what I’m sayin’? So I’m thinkin’, that’s gonna have to be my first DIY project. *sigh* This is gonna be the best party ever!! Alright, so some of the stuff we just ordered from Amazon arrived. This is the spider and while it’s pretty giant, it is not giant enough. Aragog is way bigger than that. These will definitely work for Aragog’s children though. ‘Kay, basically what I’m gonna do is take the pipe insulation, put it over the metal rods we got, shape ’em like a spider leg, and then attach them to a body of some sort. I haven’t figured that part out yet. That’s okay. We’re gonna figure it out. That’s right, we got this! Best Harry Potter party ever about to happen up in here! Up in here. Oh, yeah, and guess what? The decorations we have from last year still apply to this year’s theme. Good job guys. Good job everyone. “Harry was finding it hard to think about the future at all…” Okay, yaas! We are ready to craft. [The] first thing I’m doing here is measuring and marking each rod. *chuckles* /Rod/
{That’s a lot of rods ya got there.} Yes, I’m marking each one at the same point and then bending it at those points. Here’s a tip: If you’re using rods like mine, don’t bend it all the way like this, because you’ll break it. And you probably only bought eight because spiders have eight legs. And you didn’t think you were gonna break a metal f***ing rod that, apparently, isn’t as metal as you thought it was. That’s okay, because we have /electrical/ tape and that sh*t fixes everything. See? All hope is not lost. We [are] gonna make this work, hunty. Yes, bent rod goes into the pipe casing, and then we remove the plastic stuff that’s covering the sticky stuff in the middle here, and then stick those pieces together. This stuff is pretty cool. Then we just have to wrap the whole thing in electrical tape. Yes, lookin’ good! We only have to do that /seven more times/, And you know what? After the first one I realized that I didn’t need to cover every section with the tape. That uses a /crap-ton/ of tape. It also seems like /this/ goes by super-fast, but I assure you, this takes a very long time. And, after a few hours, I had eight spider legs. Lookin’ good! Now I’m going to cover them in some fake fur, ‘cuz I need my spider to be furry. Furry spiders are so cute! I feel ya Hagrid. The best way to cut fake fur is to use a Self-Healing Cutting Mat and a Rotary Cutter. Honestly, no matter what you do, there’s gonna be hair all over the place. So, just- just know that. What I’m gonna be doing is cutting long strips that are about yea-wide.
{Almost 2.5 inches/6.35 cm} You wanna cut it along the backside, that way you run less chance of cutting all the little hairs here. There’s already all kinds of hair from when they cut it at the fabric store. *valley girl accent* See? This works much better than using scissors goddammit. This is what it looks like here. Yes, we’re doing it! Oh, and by the way, after each cut, you’re probably gonna want to break out the Dustbuster and clean up all the hair that’s already fallen. If you don’t, you’re gonna have yourself quite the /hairy/ situation. They’ll be hair in places [that] you didn’t even know existed. Alrighty! Now we’re taking our trusty [Hot] Glue Gun and these long-ass glue sticks, look at these things! This is a game-changer right here! Why hasn’t anyone told me??? Yeah, I’m pretty excited about this, what I’m not excited about is spending the next three hours hot gluing fur to a giant spider leg. I mean the concept is pretty simple: You glue it starting from the bottom, working your way to the top, wrapping it around and around like a candy cane. And voila: Furry Giant Spider Leg And then, you just have to repeat that seven more times. Go get ’em tiger! Woo, we did it. These are some good looking legs. Pay no heed to what they tell you, hairy legs are hot. Winter is coming, bitches. Okay, /this/ is where the fun begins. We get to start forming the body. First, I’m connecting the legs together to form four pairs, Then, I’m just karate chopping some wood, so [that] it’s about this long. Oh, you like my super fantastic karate skills? Well, here’s another one for you: Yeah, watch out. I will karate chop your ass. Yeah, then I’m just wrapping it with some leftover casing and some electrical tape. Then, I’m very simply attaching the leg pairs to the wood. *sarcastic laughing* No! This is not simple. But if you have /patience/ you will prevail. You will prevail! This is starting to become somethin’! Now, I just have to cut, clean, and wrap some more fur around the spider.. skeleton? Yeah, skeleton, I guess. And I’m leaving the last one undone because I’m first going to attach the /head/ to this end. I got this Styrofoam ball here that I’m not even going to take the plastic wrap off of because it just gets all over the place, and then just forcefully banging this piece of wood right in there. Now I’m just taping it to here, [And] we have ourselves a head! Way to get ahead in life. *faking emotion* You’re doing a great job. You’re doing a great job! Yes. Next I spent a good amount of time reinforcing this with the electrical tape. I also covered the entire head in the tape to help add strength. *whispering* You’re strong. You can do it. You got this. The most time-consuming part, though, is wrapping everything in fur. This does two important things for us. Number 1: It’s aesthetically pleasing. And that’s very important. Number 2: It helps make it really strong. This is also very important because I plan on using this every Halloween for the rest of my life. I actually probably will just keep it somewhere that I can see her every day because *whispers* we’re best friends now. Anyway back to the gluing [that] we’re doing. The only drawback of this is that the potential for hot glue burns is very high. Like, see this one right here? Yeah, that one hurt a lot. Making new friends isn’t always easy. Here, let’s add some pom-pom eyes to really bring it to life. Yes. And look at that, I really have made myself a new friend. I’ve literally made myself a friend.. How sad is that?? Okay, moving on to the final piece! For this I will, reluctantly, be using this Project Foam. I don’t have a foam cutter so I’m just gonna go in with a hacksaw, like a f***ing hack, and savage the f*** out of this foam. It’s like Wolverine came for a visit. Tip: don’t f***in’ do it like this, It makes a mess and it gets /everywhere/. This is /much worse/ than the hair situation. But I guess I did get the shape I wanted, kind of? What I’m gonna do to try to salvage this, is wrap it in some plastic wrap. Yeeaaah. This is actually working! And I can also stuff all the pieces of foam that I hacked off right in[to] the top here, so I don’t feel bad about wasting it. Captain f***in’ Planet over here, bitches! Okay-hay… [The] last thing I’m gonna do is cover this with… Yep, you guessed it: electrical tape. Yeah, that’s right. I’ve said electrical tape a lot in this video. Now we just have to attach that to the skeleton with the electrical tape, and then wrap all that with more fur. /This/ is my greatest masterpiece. *singing* You are the wind beneath my wings~ We did it! We did it!! We made a giant f***in’ spider! Well, I think that just about does it for this video. If you want to see my full Harry Potter party, make sure to continue tuning in for the rest of this month. And, by the way, this is the /last week/ you can buy one of our pumpkin carving kits to be able to participate LIVE in our annual pumpkin carving contest! Man Vs. Corinne Vs. Pin style. It’s always very entertaining you don’t want to miss it, and you can carve your pumpkins with us! As always, make sure to subscribe, like up this video, and I’ll see you later. {Major Caption Edits by Rainbrowz}

100 Replies to “🕷 DIY Giant Spider AKA Aragog AKA HARRY POTTER HALLOWEEN BIT*HES!”

  1. Me: googles "how many eyes do spiders have"
    Google: Most spiders have eight eyes. Some have no eyes and others have as many as 12 eyes. Most can detect only between light and dark, while others have well-developed vision.
    Me: …….THAT'S RIGHT! MY SPIDER IS NOT LIKE MOST SPIDERS IT'S DIFFERENT AND HAS 4 FUCKING EYES.

  2. do you remember how much fur you used and what size pool noodles you bought? i'm trying to make a chaos witch quelaag cosplay so this video helps abit.

  3. How much fabric would you need to recreate this? She never said in the video but I'm curious because I'm trying to make one of these for my Harry Potter themed halloween…

  4. Use a plumbers torch to heat pipe at place you want bend. Heat it to red. Bends easy. Use plastidip spray to coat legs Instead of tape.

  5. This is awesome but my only question is how much did this spider cost you? Besides your soul how much was the materials

  6. You should seriously do a "guess how many contest" on the number of rolls of electrical tape this project took! I'm guessing 23.

  7. Helpful tip for cutting foam, get an electric meat slicer or whatever the fuck those are called. I work at a craft store and that’s what we use to cut our foams!

  8. This is awesome. Me and my sister made a giant spider too for Halloween decorations. Only we used a garbage bag for its body and no metal in its legs. So it kinda just lays on the ground..or in a bush. But it can go outside at least.but now I want a giant furry one!

  9. Why do you need to cover everything with electrical tape when you will just be covering that with fur? I understand taping the prices together but covering every piece with tape then taping it together seems unnecessary.

  10. I looked this back up today because I was re watching Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets so instead of Googling Arogog's name I looked up your video😂😂

  11. Corinne…. This may sound odd, but do you know what Bayonetta is? (And if you do please please try to DIY the Scarborough Fair guns!)

  12. Wow! Great job! I'm agoraphobic and even I want to make one! Lol. 🕷

    The only thing I don't get is why you didn't cut the fabric for the legs long ways instead of wraping it like a candy cane stripe? It would have used less fabric and taken significantly less time. But maybe that's just me over-thinking it. Lol.

  13. Corinne. I know it's been ONE YEAR but one time BEFORE I WAS IN KARATE. I broke would thicker then your hand. but that was thin wood not THICC WOOD

  14. ALL HAIL THE DIY OVERLORD

    Because with this project she just destroyed every DIY channel on YouTube.

    Like that's it they're done. They can go home now.

    Bye

  15. Why did i expect rob to accidentally see that while walking very chill and gets hella startled and scared and shouts to Corrine and corrine came and laugh and then rob asked her "Why the hell do we have that!?". Then corrine smirked and said "It's my masterpeice."

    Whooooo thats long but yeah i expected that to actually happen😔

  16. Your potty mouth is such a detraction from the content. It doesn't make you look cool. It just makes you look like someone trying and failing to look cool.

  17. Corrine im sorry to tell you now but they do sell electrical tape in much wider rolls, as wide as duct tape. Could have saved you a bit of time…

  18. Corrine:To show you the power of flex tape!!i broke this metal rod!!
    Random person:Weirdo!!
    Me:Nobody asked your opinion

  19. Hey Mrs. Corrine, to note please try an electrical meat cutting knife (or whatever it’s called). It cuts foam very easily, however for thicker foam please try it first. Thank you,

  20. TIP FOR CUTTING FAUX FUR:
    Get the length you want and cut very little into it, then rip the rest of the way down. It should rip in a straight line and not as much mess!

  21. A good way to cut fur without it getting every where is to cut a little bit into the salvage (the part not cut at the store typically) and tear it. Goes right on the grain and keeps it from becoming a mess.

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