Michelangelo TMNT Costume
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This homemade costume for boys entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Angela, the 'Michelangelo TMNT' costume creator:
Once my son was old enough to express his honest opinion I tried and allow him to make his own decisions and explore his imagination. When I asked him what he wanted to be for Halloween he told me Michael Angelo the orange ninja turtle. He loves the ninja turtles just like every other young child in America & Michael Angelo is his favorite. His wish was my command and the research began. I am all about DIY & I have OCD so his costume had to be done right to the T. I found the best image of the ninja turtle I could and went off of that. I was looking everywhere for a green body suit for a toddler and had no luck so I resorted to buying him a pair of white long johns and I hand dyed them green. I made his turtle shell out of cardboard and a glue gun. I watched a you tube tutorial on how to make a turtle shell and just eye balled everything. I then hand painted his whole shell front & back and was so happy with how that came out. I wanted a green swimming cap to cover his hair but had no luck with that so i stuck a green bandana in with the green long johns to dye so they would match best. I looked every where for elbow pads and knee pads that would fit a toddler and had no luck with that so I actually ended up buying face masks from a local hardware store and cut them up and hand painted them ! and glued fabric to them. I cut out fabric for his face mask and his wrist wraps. I also used body paint to put on his face and hands. I ordered his nunchucks which he pronounces dump trucks its so cute and i glued on his belt with fabric. I also wrapped a pair of his sneakers in chicken wire to give him that two toed ninja turtle foot and then wrapped that with green tape. I love his turtle feet. Thats his costume in a nutshell which took me 3 days to complete. The reaction I got from him was awesome. He didn't want to take it off at all. Everyone else loves it and knows exactly what he is when he is wearing it. I loved making it and love that my son loved it even more!