SKELETON SPECIAL EFFECTS
Skeletons are a wonderfull addition to your Halloween
decorations, but one that moves is even better! Below are
some of the really great products that can be used to
animate your Halloween skeleton.
The DC torso lifter is a professional built erector that was
built to accommodate the common "bucky" Skeleton and give
life (movement) to a once static prop. The erector bolts
safely around the spine of the skeleton, and erects a bucky
from a laying to sitting up position (approximately 90
Perfect for use in coffins or mounted to the ground. Lifter
must be bolted or staked into onto a solid surface to ensure
the armature and prop remain in its desired location. Welded
mounting tabs included.
Due to the fragile nature of the "Bucky" skeletons, DC
advises that the skeleton (specifically the arms) be corpsed
using latex and cheese cloth to adhere the body together.
Corpsing will greatly improve the strength and life span of
the skeleton. Works best with arms in static position, such
as attached to chest and will prevent flailing arms and
Built using 14 Gauge tubular steel and professional
pneumatics (bimba cylinder, SMC valve and fittings). Kit
includes everything needed to operate and control and ships
ready to run* out of the box. Also includes a "stopper"
brace to prevent un-desired strain on the cylinder. Bucky
torso not included, but available. Approximate Size 20" x
10" x 6".
The DC Barrel lifter is a modified lifter similar to our
trash can and wall mount lifters, but designed for use in a
standard 55 gallon steel drum. The lifter utilizes the
barrels strength as its main mounting surface and utilizes
this support to minimize room within the barrel, in turn
allowing larger props to fit within the tight space. Best of
all it can be used (and was designed specifically for) use
The lifter includes two welded mounting brackets that
connect into the barrels wall and approximately 40' of
tubing to route the valve far away from the barrel. This
setup includes a 24V valve setup with 110V transformer, to
minimize any risk of shock if used in conjunction with
water. However the wall mount transformer must be placed
away from and mounted securely to a wall, away from areas
that may come in contact with water.
Lifter provides 24" of vertical movement measured from the
top of the mounting platform (designed to completely
submerge a full bucky torso). Built using 14 Gauge tubular
steel and professional pneumatics (bimba cylinder, SMC valve
and fittings). Kit includes everything needed to operate and
control and ships ready to run* out of the box. Size 24" x
16" x 6".