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Taking out the Trash Costume

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Taking out the Trash Costume

Taking out the Trash

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Costume type:  Costumes for Men
Category:Halloween Costumes

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

A word from Nick, the 'Taking out the Trash' costume creator:

Nick is wearing the self-made costume inspired by other illusion costumes, though we had never seen one like this. It was made by taking a new garbage can and cutting a hole in the side large enough to fit your body into. Next was the part that involves very creative thinking, fabricating the garbage man character. I ended up using a hiking backpack that was fully stuffed to create the shape of a body then put football shoulder pads on top. Next,you use your imagination to create a head, secured to the top by whatever you think will work. I can't even remember every exact detail but the rest involved wire coat hangers, a staple gun(to secure the gloves to the box), some duct tape and I'm sure there may be more. The main thing is with this type of illusion costume, the character has to be wearing something that buttons down or opens in the front because you'll have to wear it without putting your arms in the sleeves. The whole thing just came together piece by piece, finding stuff that would work.

Rating: 4.7 of 5. Votes: 18

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#1 comment by Kailey November 17, 2014

Very clever! Love it!

#2 comment by Keith September 10, 2018

Look a little like Dale Earnhardt Sr carrying out Ryan Reynolds.

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