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The Book of Life Manolo Sanchez Costume

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The Book of Life Manolo Sanchez Costume

Manolo Sanchez from the Book of Life

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

This homemade costume for men entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Martin, the 'Manolo Sanchez from the Book of Life' costume creator:

I am wearing the costume. I loved the movie a lot that I had a friend help me out in making me a Manolo Sanchez lifesize costume.
Given that Manolo was like a block wooden type character, we tried to copy the whole look using and cutting rubber pieces and piecing them together. Think as if you were putting several boxes together.

Used super strength glue for everything to hold and let it sit a couple of days. Arms were linked by small thumb tack like link screws and bore a hole in between where the arm could go through.For the decor on the costume, decided to spray paint left of thin rubber pieces and again glued it on the costume and printed other detail through paper stickers.

The pink socks were just sewn from a pink cloth and put over a pair of black pants to act as the colored bottom area similar to the actual character.

That's about it, hope you enjoy the Manolo piece I wore, thank you! :)

Rating: 4.2 of 5. Votes: 27

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#1 comment by Sol September 12, 2015

Hi! I would love to make this costume for my 5 yr old but would like to know where you bought the rubber pieces? I was thinking of just using cardboard but would like something more durable.

#2 comment by Danelle October 4, 2015

What "rubber pieces" did you use?

#3 comment by Tracy October 15, 2015

How did you make the arms?

#4 comment by Gabby October 13, 2017

Would someone be able to make it for my kid I'll pay you

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