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Jet Pack Costume

Jet Pack

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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 Pete, the 'Jet Pack' costume creator:

My son, Peter is wearing our homemade Jet Pack costume. My kids and I enjoy making homemade Halloween costumes every year. Peter got the idea online. Clothes were all purchased at our local second hand store to reduce cost. Materials used ranged from paint, suspenders, glue, cardboard, thule, foam, stuffing, straps from a back back, and cardboard tubes. A lot of these materials were items we already have at home that we have collected over the years from costumes and various arts and crafts. The kids enjoy making homemade costumes to bring out their creativity, think out of the box, and to spend time with eachother.

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#1 comment by Lynn October 25, 2016

What an amazing costume!
How did you attach the fake legs to the costume?
And, is his shirt attached to the jet pack?

#2 comment by Pete October 25, 2016

Fake legs are being held by front clips of suspenders. And yes, the shirt is attached to the front of the jet pack. I had cut out majority of the back of shirt. My son would slide head first into the bottom of the jet pack then reaching up and out and inserted his arms into the sleeves like a jacket. Hope this helps...let me know if there are any other questions I can help with.

#3 comment by Lynn Emerson October 25, 2016

Thanks so much! I have the jet pack made and the "skirt of flames" finished. I am in the midst of working on the fake legs. Your response is so helpful!

Did you use a glue gun to attach the backpack straps to the jet pack? I am hoping that hot glue is enough to secure it.

Thanks again!

#4 comment by Pete October 26, 2016

I actually used tacky glue and then hand sewed the straps into the jet pack (cardboard). Let it dry overnight and it was very strong and durable after that. By all means, try using your hot glue gun. But I personallynever have been a fan of it. Although, it does work well with others.

I drew out silhouettes of my sons legs including feet as he laid his leg down on large flat cardboard. I then cut it out and placed it on flat styrofoam and cut out a total of four legs out of styrofoam. Lay one styrofoam leg down, apply glue, lay a second leg on top of cardboard, let dry. Do this for the other leg. Once dried, use a knife to cut edges of styrofoam to get realistic looking legs that are light to carry. All in all, you sandwich the flat cardboard with two styrofoams and then sit to shape for each leg. Slide them into pants. You may have to cut and shave off until you get it to look just right.

Flat cardboards are at Costco up and down their aisles for free. Styrofoam flats at Home Depot various thickness's at around 6 bucks.

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