2016 Halloween Costume Contest
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Blaze the Monster Machine and AJ his Driver Costume

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Blaze the Monster Machine and AJ his Driver Costume

Blaze the Monster Machine and AJ his Driver Costume

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Costume type:  Costumes for Boys
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for boys entered our 2015 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Daniel, the 'Blaze the Monster Machine and AJ his Driver' costume creator:

My son Lucas is in love with Blaze and the Monster Machines. I have enjoyed making his costume for the last 3 years and this year was no exception. I started by purchasing white Coroplast from the internet. It is lightweight and easy to work with. I then, cut the template of Blaze just by eyeing up pictures and episodes on the television and started to assemble him. I came up with many ideas while I was doing this on how to make it more intricate and unique. I assembled all the parts on the underside with duct tape. After that, I took measurements of the structure and started working on the graphics. All of the graphics were recreated in InDesign or Photoshop and printed on an Epson printer. I added adhesive to the printouts and started assembling Blaze. I spray painted foam balls that I had cut in half for the foglights. I used piping insulation for the roll bars on the back and used the piping insulation for the suspenders that my son could comfortably walk around with for hours. I also secured the spoiler in the back with pieces of the insulation and some double sided carpet tape.

The wheels were made with large round cardboard storage boxes and I used long dowels as the axels so the wheels could spin freely. They were screwed into the dowels with support on either side so they could maintain their structure even with all the banging into walls and stairs that were expected.

I also added some boosters in the back of the costume using cylindrical canisters I found with colored tissue paper stuck inside.

The last feature I thought of since it would difficult for my son to hold a bucket as well was a candy bucket installed into the hood of the truck. I used rope and a handle for Lucas to pull on for the hood to open so the candy would be hidden and secure.

For the AJ costume I used felt and iron-on bonding material to match the characters driving outfit the best I could. For the helmet, I took one of Lucas' old bike helmets and removed the graphics from it. I then used thin sheets of foam paper to make the graphics and stuck them on using double sided tape.

All in all, it was an amazing Halloween and Lucas loved his costume which is all I ever need!

Rating: 4.2 of 5. Votes: 37

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#1 comment by abury February 21, 2016

Is there anyway you can purchase one

#2 comment by Shelby August 2, 2016

is there a way to purchase this?!

#3 comment by Isabel Sosa August 23, 2016

Would like to purchase this if possible, please contact me!

#4 comment by Barbara September 1, 2016

Do you have step by step instructions or pictures i can follow?

#5 comment by Becca September 3, 2016

Amazing!!! How do I get one of these??

#6 comment by Ashley September 3, 2016

My boyfriend and I would love to make this for our son. If there are any instructions or further information on this I would love to know. Thank you

#7 comment by Bo kim September 3, 2016

I would love to purchase this costume for my 3 year old.. Will you be able to make one?

#8 comment by Micaela September 6, 2016

Can I purchase one of these? Or do you have a tutorial?

#9 comment by Celina September 7, 2016

I would love to order one of these!!! Are you selling?!

#10 comment by brittney September 10, 2016

Are you selling them?

#11 comment by brittany September 14, 2016

i would love to make this for my son or purchase one. My son loves Blaze

#12 comment by Mariella September 15, 2016

Are you selling? My son is currently obsessed with Blaze!

#13 comment by AnnMatir September 17, 2016

I would also like to know if I could purchase one?

#14 comment by Sage Mitchell September 26, 2016

Can you purchase one of these?

#15 comment by Naike October 3, 2016

Can we purchase??? Answers??? Or step by step instructions

#16 comment by Amber Westrem October 9, 2016

Interested in further instructions as well. My 3 year old is in love with Blaze!

#17 comment by Chante pumphrey October 13, 2016

Can I buy this from you if still available?

#18 comment by Joe October 20, 2016

This is the best looking blaze costume out there. I would like to buy one as well.

#19 comment by Tiffany October 25, 2016

My son loves Blaze and unfortunately he already has a costume. But he would have loved this one. How do I get one for my son for next year? This is a great costume!

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