LEGO Figures Costume
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LEGO Figures Costume
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This homemade costume for kids entered our 2017 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Ami, the 'LEGO Figures' costume creator:
The making of two LEGO figures.
As LEGO building freaks, my 12 and 10 year old sons wanted to get dressed up as Lego figures.
The first step was to scale up a real LEGO figure. I measured a standard LEGO figure and wrote down all the different dimensions.
Then the next step was to scale up to a kids size. For this I measured each one of my sons and increased the lego figure's dimensions accordingly so that the proportions of the LEGO dimensions stayed as in the original figure.
For all the different parts of the costume I used huge heavy duty cardboard boxes (the kind that new refrigerators come stored in) which our next door neighbor was about to throw out after he had his fridge replaced.
Each part (head, body, hands, shoes) was first sketched out on the cardboard (taking into account the folding required after) and then carefully cut out with a scalpel and folded or rounded into the desired shape.
For the rounding of the heavy cardboard (in the head, hand pieces and the rounded bottom of the body) I used a large rolling pin from the kitchen and slowly but forcefully rolled each piece of cardboard until it became flexible to work with and was sharpened into the desired form round form.
Hot glue was not enough to hold this heavy cardboard together so I used screws and fastened the screws with dibbles.
Each body part was then coated with colored shiny plastic-like paper using hot glue.
I cut out a mouth on the head (at my son's eye level) and covered the hole with a black net so that my son could see through. Added eyes and then I cushioned the inside of the head with cotton so it would be comfortable.
For the hands I made holes large enough for my kids to stick their hands in with the aim that their long sleeves would cover the exposed cardboard all the way up to the hand pieces.
For the decorations on the body we made one with buttons and the other with a tie.
The final result was beyond expectations. Kids were ecstatic