When the first one broke, I worked like a cobbler to try to fix it, but I could not get the screw back under the spring inside the leg joint. So I stuck the wooden leg in my desk and put the manikin out of commission.
This year, I purchased 4 new guys and brought the old ones out of retirement. I hot glued the missing parts back in place, now they aren't as re-positionable, but they are stationary statues that I can use to decorate for Halloween.
After hot-gluing the missing parts, I just used regular acrylic paint to jazz them up. I used an old scrap of a black canvas apron for the vampire. For the mummy, I tore a cheesecloth into strips and wrapped him up. Franky was made with just paint and a couple of screws.
I kind of like that they are faceless.....it makes them a little less scary. What do you think, should I paint faces on them?