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Fun Disco Ball Costume!

Fun Disco Ball Costume!

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Photo #1 - Disco Ball Photo #2 - Disco Ball
Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for women entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Kimberly, the 'Disco Ball' costume creator:

I wanted to do a really unique couple's costume this year. Being the crazy planner that I am, I started early. I came across the idea of creating a disco ball costume while at a dance party in August. With a love for all things shiny, it was decided. I was going to create a disco ball costume and my boyfriend would be John Travolta from Saturday Night Fever.

I used chicken fence as the base for the disco ball. After getting the shape I wanted, I started to cover the entire thing in Rigid Wrap. Once it was dry, I covered the entire ball surface with 1" by 1" square mirror tiles I ordered off a website in California. All in all, it took 817 of those little squares to cover the whole ball. I had to put gem suspenders (that I made from lanyards I found at the craft store) on it to help take some of the 25 pounds that it weighed off my hips.

In the end the costume was a HUGE success! Everyone out really enjoyed the concept, and best of all, I lit up the room.

Rating: 4.2 of 5. Votes: 24

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#1 comment by Emily October 27, 2012

best of the best.....great idea, bonus it was home made.....way to go Kim ;)

#2 comment by Denice October 27, 2012

This is beautiful!!!And Fun

#3 comment by Lacey October 31, 2012

What's the website you got the square mirrors from? Thanks!

#4 comment by Kimberly October 31, 2012

Hi Lacey! Here is a link to the website: https://www.kitkraft.biz/home.php?cat=265&page=1 I used the 1" x 1" square sheets. They are backed with fabric which makes them easier to use.

#5 comment by Kari September 18, 2013

Im working on a similar project, but yours looks soooo good! Super difficult putting the wire in the right spherical shape. What kind of adhesive did you put the tiles on with? How many layers of the rigid wrap was needed to smooth it out?

#6 comment by Kimberly September 21, 2013

I used a hot glue gun to glue on the tiles because it is fast to dry and you can rip them back off if the positioning is wrong. I did two layers of the rigid wrap but it still wasn't smooth so I covered it in plaster and sanded it down once it dried.

#7 comment by Lesli August 21, 2014

Hi Kim,
This is an awesome costume!!! I really want to make this for an upcoming costume contest, did you only use the chicken wire and rigid wrap to make the ball, then glues on the mirrored pieces after the rigid wrap was applied? Also how did you make the suspenders? :)
Lesli :)

#8 comment by kimberly August 22, 2014

Yes I used medicine ball to get the shape. The rigid wrap than plaster to smooth it out. For the suspenders I used a name tag lanyard from Michaels and glued it into the wiring under the plaster. It all took about 3 months to complete.

#9 comment by Lesli August 23, 2014

Sorry if I'm asking too many questions, but I am trying to make this in a weeks time. I know it's going to be a lot of work!.... Did you put anything on the opposite side of the wire (closest to your body) to keep it from scraping you? Did you leave the wire on the ball the entire time you rigid wrapped and plastered it? If you could provide a list of all the steps you did, it would be so helpful! :) :) thank you so much! :) :) :)

#10 comment by Bryanna November 26, 2014

I would love directions!

#11 comment by Chanice December 2, 2014

Mostly curious about sitting down...?

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