Dr. Franken Stein's Screw Tutorial

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#16 alucardanika on 10 years ago

#17 ShadowOrpheus on 10 years ago

Thanks for the info! Also, can you tell me what specific stores you went to buy the supplies?

#18 LullabyeLaura on 9 years ago

Can't wait to make this XD

#19 tsuoi_kaze on 9 years ago

I came to the thread out of total curiosity and now may have to add Dr.Stein to next years cosplay list or rope a friend into cosplaying him just so I can make the screw. This tutorial is awesome.

#20 TaintedWings on 9 years ago

hey i really want to make this cause it seems so awesome and i've been having trobble with how to make stein's screw but i have 1 problem........ i can't seem to find a noise maker anywhere.... do you know where i could get one?

#21 LovelyDreamer on 9 years ago

This tutorial has been extremely helpful. I didn't follow it exactly, but I used the same general concept and many of the step used. Thank you! :)

#22 heaven_firings on 9 years ago

Okay, so I finished my screw and it came out rather well if I do say so myself. There is one problem I had that I was hoping someone could help me resolve.

I wore this to a halloween party and I realized that after about an hour and a half to two hours it started to hurt my head and not to long after I started to get a really bad headache. I'm not the only one who noticed this as some other people joked around with it. So could anyone suggest something to pad it, I guess, or otherwise prevent such things from happening. I would suck to have to constantly remove the screw and wig at a con.

#23 Nekosama13 on 9 years ago

i know this might sound stupid of me asking*duh*..but do you like..take requests/commission for this?....and if so how much would the price be...im willing to pay anything xD since its a master piece...seriously iv never seen anything like this and im positive i wont be able to do it by myself xD

#24 Ninja_In_Bloom on 9 years ago

Wonderfully done! Looks great, thanks!

#25 FishyXLiar on 9 years ago

Yeah, I love your tutorial and all. But, I'd like it if you explained to me the exact material needed. Cause, when I read it. It confuses me a whole lot D: .


Love, Fishy

Thank You.

#26 gamegirl222 on 9 years ago

This is amazing~

#27 KnightJeran on 9 years ago

I'd like to say that I used the general concept of this tutorial too and it turned out fabulous. Unfortunately, its a bit side-heavy on the left side. Also, the spinny part becomes looser the more I spin it so I'll have to reglue it every once in a while. Also, I have no clue how to wear it without the headband showing!

#28 Death the Kid? on 9 years ago

Ok so I have looked around on this site and saw a lot of posts on how to make the Bolt for Dr. Stein. Well, I wanted in explain my way of doing it. Its simple, fast to make, less than $10.00 to make and looks good. I see a lot of people use PVC pipe. Use Wooded Dowels. So here goes:

You need a Spinning Clicker (something you buy from Party City, those things people use during the new year) they are $1.00, 1" dowel, heavy duty WIRE hanger, foam sheet about 8''X11"X1/2", GOOD STRONG LOOKING CARD BOARD, and 1-2 pieces of Sticky Foam sheet of paper from Jo Anne Fabrics. <<>>

****Make sure your 1/2" foam sheet is not breakable foam. Something that you can squeeze and goes back to its regular shape.****

1: Cut out 2 circles out of the card board for the head the bolt, at least two times the size of the clicker.
2: Cut out the 1/2" foam also the same size as the cardboard.
3: Find the center of the foam and one piece of cardboard and cut out a hole big enough for the hadle to the clicker to go through.
4: Next, stick the clicker handle through the hole in the foam and trace with a pen the clicker on the foam to cut out so the clicker can be placed within the foam.
5: Glue the cardboard circles on each side of the foam so you have cardboard, foam, cardboard. (make sure the clicker is set right.)
5a: You now should have the head of the bolt about half done.
5b. If you have a power sander this helps. Sand the edges to have a smooth edge.
6: Now with the Sticky foam paper, trace out about two or three same size circles as before.
7: Now cut out about 1/2" to 3/4" from the center to make the shape of a "D". Now if you understanding me you are making the slit on top of the bolt. The more you cut the thicker the slit will be.

8: Now measure the thickest of you bolt head and cut strips of sticky foam to GO AROUND THE CIRCUMFERANCE of the head. This hides all the pieces you glued and makes it smooth.

9: Take the dowel and cut about 3-4" dending on how long you want it to be and drill out a hole deep enouogh and wide enough to stick the clicker handle into.

10: On the opposite side drill a hole (in the center) 1/64" smaller than the thickness of the heavy duty wire hanger.

11: Paint everything before putting together.

12: For the other side (just the striaght dowel) you do the same thing, drill out a hole 1/64" smaller than the wire hanger.

13: Now if you want to effect of a screw with threads what I did was stuck a little strip of sticky foam around and around the dowel to look like a screw, your choice.

14: When all done making, you bend the wire hanger into an "L" shape and measure your head or whose ever head this is going on, and do the same thing for the other side. you stick the "L" in the hole of the bolts and now it stays on your head. When wearing a wig it stays on even better. This is not a heavy prop. Mine stays perfect across. A lot of people's bends in two directions and is made out of cardboard. You can do this but my advice would be at least use the sticky foam to make things look smooth, and not bumpy like cardboard. PLEASE DON'T USE DUCK TAPE. I MAKES IT LOOK REALLY BAD.

#29 director91 on 9 years ago

WOW!!!! thank you so much!!!
I am wanting to do this for my First Cosplay and this is gonna help soo much!!!!!

#30 xxkurenaixshixx on 8 years ago

Thanks this is really helpful and perfect for Franken Fran cosplay ^_^

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