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Wilson From Castaway Costume

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Wilson From Castaway Costume
Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for women entered our 2011 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Sarabeth, the 'Wilson From Castaway' costume creator:

I am wearing the costume. I've always wanted to do a big paper mache project. While I was watching Castaway, the idea came to me. The costume was a success! I go to a university where Halloween is a pretty big deal, and it is my Senior Year so I knew I had to go all out.

I ordered a 4 foot beachball online and blew it up. Next I started to paper mache it. This is the only part of the costume that took a while. I paper mached about 4 layers onto the beach ball. After everything was dry, I deflated the ball (I made sure not to paper mache the spout) Once it deflated I took the ball out and started cutting holes for my arms, leg and head. Next I painted the ball with regular white paint. After that paint dried, I painted Wilson.

And...thats how you do it!

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#1 comment by Dee Reckelbus February 18, 2013

How long do you think it took you to make this? =) And if you had to make it again and time was against you how long d you think it would take you?

#2 comment by Charlotte October 3, 2013

Could you fit through doorways easily? :)

#3 comment by Mlou October 8, 2013

How did you sit down,and was it heavy to wear?

#4 comment by Roy October 24, 2013

that is a good costume but how do you make it with out a 4 Ft. Beach ball

#5 comment by marylou October 27, 2013

I made this and won 3rd place at one party, and 4th place at another party, had fun,but couldntreally, and mine weighd 23 pounds, sittin on my shoulder, lol

#6 comment by bailie July 30, 2014

How do u get it on ND off

#7 comment by Sarabeth July 30, 2014

It wasn't heavy at all, it was very light weight. To take it off I just put my arms back inside and slid it off over my head! It was pretty hard for me to fit through doorways.

#8 comment by Nick October 22, 2014

I'm trying to make mine at the moment. The paper seems very stuck to the ball, I'm worried that it wont come off when I deflate the ball. Did you have the same problem?

#9 comment by wilson October 23, 2014

I'm making this for this year. The paper mache part has taken more than a week. You have to let each layer dry. But, if you put it in the sun, be careful. It may cause the ball to expand & crack.

#10 comment by Elaina November 19, 2014

Great costume can I get instructions on how to put it together?

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