Marvin the Martian Costume
Marvin the Martian
|Costume type:||Costumes for Adults|
This homemade costume for adults entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Stephanie, the 'Marvin the Martian' costume creator:
Marvin the Martian...I used a exercise ball and covered it with 6 layers of paper mache leaving an opening at least the size of my head near the plug. My paper mache recipe was elmers glue, water, and flour. I didnt measure. I just poured it in until it looked like pancake batter. Once it was complete dry i cut out two large ovals and covered his face with black felt. I found plastic mesh at joann fabrics that you could see through one direction. Using foam board (like poster board but has foam backing. I made a template for his visor and bottom of his helmet. I scored the board every inch so it would bend around the head. I then covered the rest of his head with green felt making sure to stretch. It and pull all wrinkles and gathers near the edge to be hidden by the visor and bottom of shield. I hot glue plastic mesh inside for the eyes and added the visor and helmet piece. I bought a wallpaper brush and hot glued it to the top of his head. The green skirt was also made of foam board. I cut triangles and covered the in green felt. I then cut a donut shape circle fromthe board and attached the triangles to itto help supports them. I found one piece red long johns at walmart. Inside the head I glued a large styrofoam block and added a bicycle helmet. The costume was a big hit and was comfortable to wear. Dont forget to buy a cool laser gun!