This was a project I'd been pondering for a long time. I love the character designs in most of Marvel Studios' movies, and Galactus was no exception. I mean, the only thing big enough to actually engulf an entire planet would be a storm, right? Anyway, I wanted some representation of the design on my shelf, but had no idea of how to go about making it.
Since it was a silly idea to try and make an "in-scale" version of what would basically be a big cloud, I decided an interpretation would have to suffice. I started with two large pieces of Styro-Foam: a sphere, and a cone. I cut off a piece of a wooden dowel and jammed it into the top of the cone, leaving about half the length exposed. Then I cut a hole into the bottom of the sphere, and carefully slid the cone inside. The dowel connected the two pieces, and insured that they would remain attached to one-another. Now comes the fun part.
I took the large "skeleton" outside and sprayed craft glue all over it. I then stuck a TON of stuffing (taken from the stomachs of several generous teddy bears) onto the surface. Once I had the fluffiness in a shape I liked, I sprayed the whole thing over with craft glue. This keeps the fuzz from coming off too easily. Once finished, the piece was about three inches taller than when I started.
That's actually about it. Not near as complicated as it sounds. I also want to apologize about the photos. It is INCREDIBLY hard to photograph all that reflective stuffing :P
All in all, I'm pretty happy with the way this piece turned out. Sure, it's not perfect, but it's definitely imposing, and you really can't miss him on the shelf, which is what really counts.
Let me know what you think!
I read somewhere that in the movie novelization, his name was spelled Gah Lak Tus. I think it sounds much more sinister than "Galactus," and is apparently the official movie spelling, so that's the name I used.