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Convict Lego Minifigure Costume

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Convict Lego - Homemade costumes for boys

Convict Lego mini-figure

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Costume type:  Costumes for Boys
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Toys and Dolls Costumes

This homemade costume for boys entered our 2011 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Bonnie, the 'Convict Lego' costume creator:

My 9 year-old son, Kevin is wearing this Lego mini-figure costume. I love the creative challenge of Halloween and decided to take on his request to be a Lego man. I decided to paper mache the head. We started with ordering an inflatable Socker Bopper off Ebay as that was the head shape that I wanted. A lot of how-to sites have people making the head out of carved foam but I decided to attempt the paper mache instead. Once the head was dry, I covered it with light coat of wall spackle then sanded for smoothness. After I used a Dremel to cut out the eyes and mouth it was ready for paint. We covered the eye/mouth openings with a piece of screen which could also be painted. His body is folded cardboard painted with the Lego man graphics. I used foam can cozies to make the distinct Lego-man hands. Unfortunately it rained on Halloween and the Lego-man had to wear a clear poncho to stay dry!

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#1 comment by Dana October 5, 2014

Can you provide any more details about how you made the hands? My husband made a pair out of pvc for my son and we realized he wouldn't have use of his hands (oops). This looks like the perfect solution!

#2 comment by Roxanne November 27, 2014

How did you do this?

#3 comment by Bonnie December 4, 2014

Each hand requires 2 foam can cozies. The cozie that goes around the wrist had the bottom of it removed so it ends up being a short tube like shape. The second cozie also has the bottom removed, then it is cut lengthwise and shaped. It maintains the curve shape all by itself. You must cut a circle into the side for the hand to go through then hot glue to the tube shaped cozie. Then paint them yellow with acrylic craft paint. It was a bit difficult to squeeze his hands through the opening but they turned out cute!

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