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Coolest Homemade American Gothic Costume 4

by Jennifer R.
(St. Louis, MO, USA)

Homemade American Gothic Costume

Homemade American Gothic Costume

I chose to do American Gothic because this has been one of my favorite paintings since childhood; this was also my first try at being two characters at once.

I created the image on a large format printer and mounted it on foam core, using packaging tape. I then printed a second version out and, using a box cutter, cut around the edge of the farmer. I then mounted him on foam core, using packaging tape. Using cardboard dowels and foam core as reinforcements, I attached the back painting piece to the 3D farmer piece with supports in the back. I attached them with super glue and a hot glue gun. I did not want him falling off if I bumped into something.

I then cut holes in the painting and reinforced the holes with packaging tape; I attached luggage straps as a harness and a belt to go around my waist. I then attached felt to the frame and strapped it on me, putting the apron over the harness.

This Homemade American Gothic Costume was a hoot, but I bumped into everything in sight!

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Coolest Homemade American Gothic Painting Costume 3

by Renee P.
(Savoy, IL)

Homemade American Gothic Painting Costume

Homemade American Gothic Painting Costume

We love the painting by Grant Wood, American Gothic, so we did our own little version of a Homemade American Gothic Painting Costume. Found some farmer clothes, made a old house and added a pitchfork and viola.

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