MONSTER MUD A+ • "Most tutorials you will encounter tell you that you want 1 gallon of paint to a 5 gallon bucket of drywall compound.• Truth is, there is no magic formula, just mix some of each and start to play. If you want to be fighting to try to fit 6 gallons of stuff into a 5 gallon bucket, more power to you. • My own recipe is: 1 5 gallon bucket. 1 BOX of drywall compound. 1 gallon latex paint." UnOrthodOx -halloweenforum
Alternatives to monster mud? Sometimes, however, monster mud is just going to be too heavy for your needs. My 12 ft tall 2 section build of "a dragon" (close enough for here), the head needed to be lifted up 4 ft to attach to the bottom part. No way I was lifting a 10 ft long 3 ft wide section of monster mud and aligning it with guide holes. I needed an alternative. I've since found many alternatives to monster mud while you are building with burlap. Latex
Monster Mud Reaper: "A little while after I built this I wanted to add something different. Most people had seen the props for a couple years and new it was static so I decided to add a spitter mechanism to the inside to really catch people off guard. You should have seen the people jumping on Halloween" Great tutorial.