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Welding Girl Costume

Welding Girl Costume

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Photo #1 - Welding Girl Photo #2 - Welding Girl ready to melt the metal. Photo #3 - Welding Girl Photo #4 - Welding Girl Photo #5 - Welding Girl Photo #6 - Welding Girl Photo #7 - Welding Girl Photo #8 - Welding Girl
Costume type:  Costumes for Girls
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for girls entered our 2015 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Elaine, the 'Welding Girl' costume creator:


Our little niece told us last year right after Halloween camping; that she wanted to be a welder this year, this blew her Uncle's mind. To have his little buddy want to emulate him was outstanding.Thus began the scouting for the items we would need to accomplish this.

Her uncle is a welder so he would know everything she would need and had a picture in his mind right away

We started finding things at the yard sales in the spring.

First, we found a kid's mig gun, that lit up and made a vibrating sound, and a small welding helmut. Awesome find.

Next, we found the material for her welding suit at a Goodwill store. "Pleather"----3 yards for $5.00.We laid the material on the on the living room floor, had her lay on top of it and traced out the top and pants. She said " Now, I know I'm going to keep my title. "  (She has won Judge's choice when we take her halloween camping.) I then cut it out and the uncle used a leather punch to made the holes so I could stitch it together with twine and a toothpick. This was a site to see---I had to tape the twine to a toothpick, thread it thru each little hole. The suit was done except for some small details.

Next,  we got some foam poster board, measured her back to see how large we could make her welding suitcase to carry on her back. He cut the foam into 2 square pieces  and 4 retanglar pieces for the sides. He, then taped all the pieces together to form a case. In the meantime, we found an old welding helmut which fit her head to a tee. We,also, found a pair of old welding gloves. So, the next step was to have her paint the case, helmut, and along with a small tack hammer{slag hammer} flourescent pink.Shevhot some on her fingernails, but that was ok because that's what is in stlye.

While yard saling one Saturday morning we found a pair of brown boots that looked like steel tips, which we bought for $2.00.

Last but not least, we found what was a refector belt with pumpkins on it,  to hook the welder onto her back; this was also painted flourescent  pink.

Now came time to start working on the small details to trick out her costume. My husband wanted to light up the whip, like wire and jook it to the mig gun. So off we went to the fabric store to get some moon lights and some purple tubing.  He had some extra foam poster board,so he made the reel for her wire along with a cardboard tube for the center. Also, we found a plastic dish the was used as a strained; that we used for the fan cover.  Finally we used two "Ice" bottles as Argon bottles----which had two vitamin bottle lids taped together and taped onto the top of the plastic bottles as pressure guages. We got to drink some of the accessories. These items we painted flourescent  green------To make them POP !!!!

Time to put everything together ---

-the reel was finished by putting on purple glitter to make the reel holes and screwed onto one side of the welder

- the  whip cord was wrapped onto the reel with lights threaded through the end and hooked to the mig gun,

- the Argon bottles were then screwed together and screwed onto the case.

-the fan blades was drawn onto the case and the fan cover which had lights put on also was screwed onto the center of the welder.

---As a  final touch, stickers of electrical guages, warning signs, Argon labels, high pressure warning labels, outlets, and pressure guages were placed accordly on the case and bottles.

Then, the final touches were added to the garments. Using fabric markers,   "Welding Girl 2015"  was written on the center front of the top. Down each sleeve, there was a size of mig wire written. On the bottom of the top, was written-----

Don't look at the light. On the pants,  we wrote "Danger"  on one leg and "Hot Metal" on the other. This was done on both the front and back. The last detail, I used ash from the charcoal grill to make it look dirty and used.

To complete the costume her long hair was braided withh pink ribbonss and wove through the welding helmut.


Everyone who has seen this costume have been astonished at the creativity, detail and originality whichever  has taken placed.  This past weekend,  she was in a Halloween costume contest and walked away with Judge's Choice. We also took her out to our high school for trick or treating----  she got
comments such as outstanding costume, that's really unique, great job, your "really electric" from her peers as well as high school athletics, teachers and parents.

Now, we are waiting to find out what she wants to do next year.

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