Lit_Wolf (lit_wolf) wrote in crafty_tardis,

Prop Hand in a Jar Help

So I am lucky enough to be going to Philadelphia Comic Con at the end of May, where John Barrowman (our beloved Captain Jack Harkness) is going to be! I have a ticket to get my picture with him and am so looking forward to attending his panel. I am thinking about getting an autograph as well. And if I did, I would want him to autograph something that I've been wanting to build for a while now: my very own hand in a jar as seen on both Doctor Who and Torchwood.

I actually don't cosplay Jack (a friend does and I'm sure she'll be stealing the prop from me all the time once I make it!) but I've always wanted to make it just for fun.

My idea right now is to get a clear plastic container (I'm thinking like a cookie jar or some kitchen container from a Target or Bed Bath & Beyond) that will fit the fake Halloween hand I have and then build the black carrier around the clear container. My problem is finding material for the black carrier. I would like to make it out of plastic (wood too heavy for a con and cardboard too thin) but I am having trouble finding it. I've tried craft supply stores (Michaels and AC Moore) and Home Depot. Going to try some local hardware stores next but I'm not sure what they will turn up.

Foamboard would be a last resort but I thought plastic would look more realistic for the carrier. So does anyone know where I might be able to find sheets of plastic that I could cut to make my own hand in a jar carrier?

Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated! And I'll keep the group up to date on my progress! Thanks guys!
Tags: jack, props

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