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Everything is Awesome LEGO Family Costume

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Everything is Awesome LEGO Family Costume

The Everything is Awesome LEGO Family

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Photo #1 - The Everything is Awesome LEGO Family Photo #2 - Me and my wife Melanie as Lord Business and Emmet. (My helmet was six foot wide) Photo #3 - My 11 year-old daughter Madalyn as Batman and 3-year-old Evangeline as Wyldstyle. Photo #4 - Closer view of my wife Melanie as Emmet. Photo #5 - Closer view of my gigantic Lord Business costume. Photo #6 - A group photo of the finished head and bodies. Photo #7 - A close up of the kid's finished heads. Photo #8 - Mid-build with heads, bodies and helmet for three of the costumes. Photo #9 - Head, hair and body fitting for Eva's Wyldstyle costume.
Costume type:  Costumes for Families
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes, Toys and Dolls Costumes

This homemade costume for families entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Chris, the 'Everything is Awesome LEGO Family' costume creator:

My daughters are in love with the LEGO Movie. They are constantly quoting the movie and singing the Everything is Awesome theme song, so when it came to coming up with an idea for this years family costume, it was a no brainer.
My 3-year-old already thinks that she is Wyldstyle, the female lead in the film.

Everything was built by hand using cardboard, poster board, styrofoam and insulation foam.

All four of us have different body types and sizes, so I had to measure everyone, measure the LEGO minifigure using Photoshop and adjust each costume to fit accordingly.

Starting in August, I made the bodies and legs with cardboard and covered them with colored poster board or paint. I made a frame for the head using two circles cut from insulation foam with four bars for support and wrapped them in thin cardboard.

The hair was the most difficult. I cut rings of styrofoam and glued them together with Elmer's glue. Then they had to be sculpted and cut using an electric carving knife. All the foam had to be sanded and shaped using a belt sander nailed down to a table.

After all the pieces were constructed, everything was painted or wrapped in colored poster board. I cut out mouth holes, to see through, and glued a piece of thin metal screen inside.

All of the facial and body details were first sketched on to each piece, and then painted freehand. It took quite awhile to finish all four an I was actually making final touches on Halloween day.

The final cost of the project was probably around $100 with the insulation foam being the most expensive material at about $5 a square sheet at Home Depot.

It was worth every penny and the time and effort to see how happy my children were. We were celebrities at their Halloween party. Though some thought I was a bit insane, everything was awesome. Everyone wanted to pose for pictures with us and we even got asked to make an appearance at an upcoming car show.

Rating: 4.2 of 5. Votes: 10

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#1 comment by Deanna November 5, 2014

Chris, You are amazing!!

#2 comment by leo November 5, 2014

An Awesome Dad and an Awesome family. Your creativity, year-after-year, is simply amazing.

#3 comment by heidi February 23, 2015

I tried to vote 5 stars but it selected 3.5 (sorry) WOW WHAT AN AMAZING JOB you guys did on these costumes ... For the past 3 years I've been trying to start early enough to make the perfect ninjago coustmes for my son and I think you have inspired me to get my butt in gear... Thank you

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