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Riding a Roller Coaster Costume

Eli Fearlessly riding the Phoenix Roller Coaster

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Photo #1 - Eli Fearlessly riding the Phoenix Roller Coaster Photo #2 - The complete costume Photo #3 - Going up the hill Photo #4 - Going down the hill Photo #5 - Eli flirting with Sally Photo #6 - The ticket booth with the model of the Phoenix Roller Coaster Photo #7 - This smile makes it all worth while!! Photo #8 - Close-up view of front of completed costume Photo #9 - Close-up of front of Roller Coaster, Air Dry Clay Phoenix Photo #10 - Eli's Trial Run during construction
Costume type:  Costumes for Boys
Category:Halloween Costumes

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

A word from Nicole, the 'Riding a Roller Coaster' costume creator:

Eli loves to ride roller coasters and the smile on his face as he goes up and down those big hill says it all! What a rush as he and Sally race down this lighted track! A thrill-seekers dream costume!! This home-made roller coaster was constructed from looking at pictures of Eli's favorite wooden roller coaster, The Phoenix. It is found at Knoebel's Amusement Resort in Elysburg, Pa. I used cardboard and hot glue for constructing the cars. To mold the phoenix I used air dry modeling clay, and decorated them with rope detail and bolts and nuts, before painting it. A puppet from our church children's ministry, Sally, rides along with Eli. A wire holds her hands in the air, showing her daring side!

The track frame is constructed of pvc pipe and then decorated with a cardboard lighted roller coaster track. There is a ticket booth with the model of the real roller coaster in its window, and signs for the ride and the Amusement Park on the track. The roller coaster cars attach to the track using a larger diameter pvc pipe segments, making the coaster easily moveable up and down the track. We used baby oil to keep the track running smoothly.

The track has detachable wheels and the roller coaster cars are removeable and can be worn using shoulder straps for easier trick or treating.

We topped off this costume by adding a t-shirt and visor from Knoebel's Amusement Resorts where this roller coaster is found! Eli is living his dream in this costume!! Future roller coaster fanatic!!

Rating: 4.7 of 5. Votes: 46

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#1 comment by Nicole Rauch October 10, 2012

Love this costume!! Vote for Eli! Make his day!!

#2 comment by Zach October 23, 2012

Best wishes in the contest Eli! I love riding roller coasters with you!

#3 comment by Andy October 23, 2012

You rock!! Your costume is so cool!

#4 comment by Nicole October 25, 2012

Go Eli, I love watching you ride this coaster!!

#5 comment by Sis October 27, 2012

Love your costume Eli!! Hope you do well in the contest

#6 comment by Josh October 29, 2012

Love riding the Phoenix roller coaster! Classic wooden coaster!

#7 comment by pap pap October 31, 2012

I can not wait to ride the roller coasters with you this summer!!

#8 comment by Pap Pap and Ellen November 5, 2012

Loved seeing you at Halloween in your costume!!

#9 comment by Shannon Skaluba November 5, 2012

Eli is the sweetest little boy ever! Good luck! Hope you win!!!

#10 comment by Gen November 6, 2012

Loved seeing you at Halloween, you looked cute!

#11 comment by Nicole November 7, 2012

I can't wait to ride the Phoenix with you next summer, Eli

#12 comment by Marvin May 8, 2015

Simply amazed by the attention to detail, and the love this woman must have for her child. This woman's family is lucky to have her, I know I would feel grateful for any time with someone that has this much love inside them.

#13 comment by Adan Romeo September 28, 2015

Hello, I'm Adan, from San Antonio Texas. I ran across this picture and thought it s was amazing, so I shared it in our local roller coaster group (San Antonio Coaster Enthusiasts SACE) on Facebook. Please request to be a member, it's free, and you can see how everyone really loves this costume in San Antonio. Did you know that the Phoenix was originally in San Antonio, as the Comet at Playland park.

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