Guardians of the Galaxy Dancing Baby Groot Costume
Dancing Baby Groot
|Costume type:||Costumes for Adults|
This homemade costume for adults entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Darcy, the 'Dancing Baby Groot' costume creator:
After seeing Guardians of the Galaxy, I fell in love with the dancing baby Groot at the end of the movie
I decided to make the entire costume out of paper. Knowing that it would be a rather large costume I wanted to keep the cost down and I felt if it was all paper then I could use it for kindling this winter.No storage problems!
The base of the body is a large tube of paper. The paper i used is from the home improvement store. It is a mid weight paper. It has body but is still flexible.
I took about 3 yards of paper and twisted it to make vines. Starting at the shoulder and wrapping diagonally around the body I pinned about 9 vines to the body base until it was totally covered. Then mixing white glue with water I painted the vine and base joints with the glue mixture.
After the glue dried I removed the pins and cut a slit down the back just large enough so I could step into the tree trunk.
The head is als a tube of paper but I just added an additional layer of crumpled paper over the base to add texture. The 2 layers are glued together.
The pop is a cone shaped tube that I painted white.
The costume is light weight and the limbs can be waved around for dancing.