After looking at this site, I decided that I could build a homemade Halloween costume. The F-117 seemed like an easy costume to build.
The Homemade F-117 Stealth Fighter Costume was constructed using cardboard and hot glue. Then two layers of paper mache were applied; this was a little tricky because the paper mache wants to shrink as it dries. However, the paper mache added a lot of strength. Finally the model was painted with flat black paint, applied lightly 3 times, and a high gloss clear coat to top it off.
GLUE: I used 1/2 cup of Elmer's Glue mixed with a 1/2 cup of water for each application.
PAPER: I used news paper for the first layer and 11x17 computer paper for the second layer.
USAGE: I tore the paper in to two inch wide strips. Then I pulled the strips through the glue. I then wiped off most of the glue by squeezing the glue-soaked paper between two fingers and pulling the paper through.
Then I carefully applied the paper to the surface of the cardboard. I did my best to make sure there were no bubbles under the paper. That was a lot easier with the newspaper than with the white printer paper.
LESSONS LEARNED: If you have a long flat surface, like a wing, apply the paper to both sides of the surface at the same time. If not when the paper mache dries it will cause the surface to bend or curl.
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My husband recently went into the Air Force, and in passing, I mentioned to him, "You know a simple, but unique idea that would be cute for the girls? Put a onesie on them and tape a triangle to their backs...and call them paper airplanes. Dad's little Air Force."
Well, I kept thinking that that would be much better than their other pre-used costumes, so I decided to make a Homemade Paper Airplane Costume. But we live in Colorado, so my girls would have to wear more than just a onesie.
So I got a white long sleeved blouse for my 2 year old and white long sleeved onesie for my 7 month old, as well as white stockings for each of them. Then I made white shorts and scarves out of a flannel, and knitted white hats to attach paper hats to, to keep them on their heads, as well as keep their ears warm. Then I made posterboard "wings" for them, which were triangles with the points cut off the top where their necks were.
The noses of their airplanes were their paper hats. Then using elastic, I made straps to go around their arms (like the fairy wings you can buy). Finishing it off with white shoes/booties, they were all set for trick or treating!