Michael Myers Costume – Part 2 – The Knife

No Myers costume would be complete without his BFK. There still is a bit of a debate surrounding exactly which real world knife was used in the film. My money’s on the big Lamson chef’s knife.

In this tutorial I show you how to make your own Lamson replica that’s safe to carry around. Just remember to drop the knife when commanded to do so by a peace officer or mental health professional.

I’m including the knife template I made, split into two halves here:  Lamson 1 & Lamson 2.  It’s in two pieces so that each piece can be printed on a single piece of paper.

I’m going to tell you exactly how to print this using Gimp since I’m not clairvoyant and I have no idea what your software or printer setup is.  Gimp is a free piece of software that does much of what Photoshop does and it’s available on most platforms HERE.  You can do this with other software, but you’ll have to figure out on how to make sure it prints at 100%.

Open the first image file in Gimp 2.8 by clicking “File > Open”.    The images are sized to print on 8.5″x11″ pieces of paper, so you won’t have to resize anything or move the image around to get it to print.  What you will have to do is make sure that your printer drivers aren’t resizing the images.  Here’s how.

Click “File > Print” with the first image open in Gimp.  You’ll see a tab at the top of the dialog window that says “Image Settings”.  Click that tab.  In the “size” dialog, make sure the width is 5″.  That should make the length around 9.5″.  If it’s off a tiny bit, don’t worry.  Just make sure the dimensions you enter are in inches and not millimeters or pixels.  Click PRINT and you should end up with one half of your knife template.

Now do the same things for the second image and you should be able to tape the two images together.  There should be no white space on the template and the whole thing should be about 19″ long when you’re finished.

Happy Hallowe’en!

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