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Roller Coaster Riders Costume

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Roller Coaster Riders Costume

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Photo #1 - Finshed Product Photo #2 - rough cut Photo #3 - covered box Photo #4 - deck for legs Photo #5 - diamond plate front Photo #6 - attach loops to pvc pipe Photo #7 - harness Photo #8 - leg inserts Photo #9 - finished legs and feet Photo #10 - folds flat for storage
Costume type:  Costumes for Couples
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for couples entered our 2018 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Edie, the 'Roller Coaster Riders' costume creator:

I built this in a couple of hours.
I made one for myself and my boyfriend after seeing a video online.

supplies list: Approx $30 cost

22x22 extra large heavy duty moving box $5.00
Adhesive spray $6.00
2 x red Plastic table cloth $1.00
Aluminum foil several sheets
Glue gun and glue
2 x 22" 1" pvc pipe $3.00
4 x 90 degree 1" elbow fitting $5.00
3 pool noodles - I like the extra fat ones $9.00
red duct tape
sharpie marker

I cut hole in two of the flaps to put the pvc through for the back top support and harness attachment. I cut another set of hole for the front brace. I then measured from my shoulders to my waist to cut the top flap to fold at the proper height. Cut off excess flap. I drew a diamond plate design on the front with the sharpie marker and then used a glue gun to add the dimension. I used spray adhesive to cover rather than paint. No dry time and no lingering smell. I used the spray adhesive on one side and laid the plastic, and then continued to roll and spray the three sides to cover in the plastic table cloth. I then sprayed the inside and covered that in plastic also. For the diamond plate I sprayed the glue design with the spray adhesive and used tin foil to cover. Press and smooth the foil in to make the diamond plate appear. I then cut any excess plastic table cloth and then trimmed everything in red duct tape. I them measured and cut the pool noodles to fit using rope to attach them to the bar with loops on either end of the pool noodles. Slid the noodle loops on the to pvc pipe and attach to box using the pvc elbow fittings. I made legs with Pool noodles and rope. Make a center hip bar and thread rope through and add a portion for thighs and then lower legs and feet put in pants and add shoes
Add curtain of black plastic to the bottom from and sides to hid your feet. I did make a foot bar by scoring and bending half of te bottom flap back up and using a rope and pin attachment so that the foot bar and fold down and the whole thing folds up flat for storage.

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