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Bikehopper Costume

Bikehopper Costume

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Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for women entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Heidi, the 'Bikehopper' costume creator:

I've always wanted to see if I could make something wearable out of a bicycle! I'm interested in playing with different materials and had not yet ventured into metal/hardware. I was enamored with the beauty and intrigue of grasshoppers when watching them climb up a pole one day, and thought various bicycle parts (brake calipers for hands, tire tread for the leg pattern, etc.) lent themselves well to morphing into a grasshopper. I was up for the challenge. I had to cut up the frame of a donated, discarded bicycle, grind it down, and weld some pieces together (spokes for the wing pattern, calipers and chain to the frame pieces). For the grasshopper body I used a regular office stapler to attach all of the rubber tubing together on the inside. I used hot glue, bolts, and wire for the headpiece. A little cumbersome on the dance floor, but otherwise worth it! :)

www.heiditungseth.com

Rating: 4.3 of 5. Votes: 21

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#1 comment by Suzi October 28, 2012

This is the most creative costume I've seen in ages! Very innovative! Love it!

#2 comment by Peter Schijven December 7, 2012

In one word: Brilliant!

I really love this!

#3 comment by Latoya November 26, 2014

Absolutely awesome!

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