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Wreck-It Ralph Family Costume

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Wreck-It Ralph Family Costume

Wreck it Ralph family

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Photo #1 - Wreck it Ralph family Photo #2 - Ralph Photo #3 - King Candy Photo #4 - Fix it Felix Photo #5 - Markowski/hero's Duty soldier Photo #6 - Sgt Calhoun

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Costume type:  Costumes for Families
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for families entered our 2013 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Cortney, the 'Wreck-It Ralph Family' costume creator:

95% thrift store/homemade
Dad- wreck it Ralph
Mom- Sgt Calhoun
Bro 1- King Candy
Bro 2- Fix it Felix
Bro 3- Markowski/hero's Duty soldier
Sis- Vanelloppe Von Schweet

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#1 comment by Cortney October 29, 2013

The picture doesn't quite give justice to the details.
- made clay candies on bobby pins for Vanellope's hair
- Hero's duty soldier has reflective tape on shoulders and his helmet and around his shoulder pads lights up using a string of battery operated shoelaces (I was concerned he would be hard to see in the dark Halloween night)
- king candy's stick has glow in the dark tape
- Ralph's costume is open on the inside seam of his arms to allow ventilation and ability to use hands (for beverage or carrying a child!)

#2 comment by M Tucker November 1, 2013

Great imagination!

#3 comment by Jennifer March 8, 2014

How did you replicate the pads on Sargent?

#4 comment by Jamison October 7, 2014

What are the Wreck it Ralph arms made from?

#5 comment by Cortney October 7, 2014

For Sgt Calhoun (me) the shoulder pads are actually knee pads with glow in the dark tape and the little soldier (my 4yo) we got a football pads at the thrift store and I used a couple layers of chair foam and spray adhesive

For Ralph's arms, I used a long piece of 1 or 2 inch thick chair foam, lots of hot glue and spray adhesive

#6 comment by Amber October 11, 2014

Where did you find the wig for King Candy? I am having a hard time finding a wig that will work for my son.

#7 comment by Cortney October 12, 2014

Amber, I used a bald wig kit and the with the gum paste added some gray hair from an old gandalf beard that was shedding! (We had the same problem of finding a bald cap with hair. There was a Ben Franklin costume that looked good, but we didn't want to buy the whole costume just for the wig)

#8 comment by Steve November 1, 2014

Love these costumes! The details on Sgt. Calhoun and the rest are amazing. The Ralph costume is the best I've seen on the net. What material did you use over the foam? Do you have more pics of the ralph suit? Thx!, and again amazing creative work!

#9 comment by Cortney November 1, 2014

Steve, I got down to the wire and ended up just using a light layer of spray paint. I started painting the feet and while the color I used was really flesh tone, it sprayed on the foam dark pink. So when I sprayed the arms, I barely sprayed a mist so it was just a light layer. If I wanted to really put the time and money into it, I had planned on doing a layer of laytex rubber on it. My inspiration when doing the research was the Incredible Hulk cosplay. I used the techniques from them with the feet and hands and just didn't do the next step of painting on the rubber laytex. Thanks for the complement! It was my first big character and I hope to do more in the future!

#10 comment by Cortney November 2, 2014

Steve, I re-read your post and I think you meant the shirt! Sorry! The fabric was a greenish cotton t shirt and a very stretchy orange shirt that I just pulled over the top and cut the sleeves to fit. (Both thrift store finds)

#11 comment by Steve November 2, 2014

Thanks for replying! Yeah, I was wondering about the clothes, I wasnt sure if they were paint, latex, or a stretched out material. But looking at it more carefully, yeah it's obvious they're actually shirts, lol. But knowing that you painted the flesh tone directly to the foam is still really gnarly. Now what I can't for the life of me determine is if that's a real pair of brown overalls? Haha. Thanks for the tips! Any chance you have a link to that hulk diy costume?

#12 comment by Cortney November 3, 2014

I modeled most of my shapes for the feet and hands from this Hulk tutorial.

For the feet, I took a pair if his old ratty shoes and applied layers of the foam directly to it with spray adhesive and hot glue. Then cut out the shape with a cheap electric knife (like what you cut a turkey with).

I did end up just sewing a pair of brown overalls because I could never find any at the thrift store and new was about $100 and still really wasn't the dark brown/burgundy like Ralph wore anyway (not worth the cost!)

Also, I left the seam on the inside of the forearms open so that my husband could use his hands to help with kids (and go to the bathroom) :)

Thanks for the interest :)

#13 comment by Mallory December 6, 2014

Can you give a tutorial on how you made this?

#14 comment by Amber March 2, 2015


Love, love, love these costumes!!! You did an amazing job!!! I'm looking to make a King Candy costume, and I'm really struggling with the collar and the cuffs on the sleeves. What did you use to make these? How did you make them stand up so well?

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