I just wanted to share with you my recent real life AXE EXPERIENCE this Halloween. My Ultimate Axe Effect costume was certainly the coolest!
I am finishing my 3rd year as a Civil Engineering student at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and this past weekend I won the best costume contest at the On Campus Halloween party. I invested about 30 to 40 hours of my time into constructing my costume. It definitely made me about 8 feet tall and a real traffic stopper.
I constructed the costume out of three cardboard bike boxes, 3 rolls of packaging tape, a lot of tin foil, paint, and creativity. I was a giant life-sized bottle of AXE deodorant body spray. Complete with detailed logos, pictures, a push button, and a revolving top.
When I went on stage in front of well over a thousand people for the costume contest, the AXE EFFECT dominated the competition, and the audience chanted a deafening "AXE EFFECT, AXE EFFECT" as I sprayed two bottles of Axe in a circle and tossed the cans into the audience. Everyone loved the costume, and it provided an endless night of laughs, good times, and cheer. It was an epic night, and I would do it all over again!
I have always enjoyed making my costume every Halloween so this year would be no different. While searching around the house for a unique idea for this years' Halloween, I came across a box "Puffs Tissue" and thought this would be the perfect idea!
Materials needed to construct life size "Puffs Homemade Tissue Box Costume":
1. One large box 2. Contact paper 3. Construction paper (various colors depending on the color scheme you want to use) 4. A utility knife (for cutting holes in the box) 5. Glue stick 6. Tape 7. Tissue paper 8. Permanent marker
Using and old box, cut a hole in the top (for your head) and holes on each side (for your arms). Covered the box with white contact paper, and using an actual box of "Puffs" as a model, draw and cut out letters for the box. Once you have the size and font right, glue them to the box using a glue stick or rubber cement.
Feel free to add a few extra details (ie. paper banner that says "WITH LOTION" or "WITH ALOE"). Once complete, take tissue paper and secure it using tape to the inside of the box around the opening for your head.
This only takes a couple hours to create and practically all of the supplies can be found around the house. It was definitely a show stopper!!
Splish Splash I was Taking A Bath when I suddenly came up with this idea for a costume.
Balloons Empty shampoo bottles Rubber Duck Storage Bin Shower Head String Water Sandals Swimsuit Shaving Cream Rod Shower Cap
The first step was to cut the bottom out of the storage bin so that I could stand in it. Then, I blew up lots of balloons to use as bubbles and attached the to the inside of the container with tape.
I attached a metal rod by actually screwing it into the plastic with some help from my brother. Then, I took the shower head off my shower and put it on the costume. To make it look like there was water coming down. I taped spring to the bottom of the shower head.
I wore a bathing suit and shower cap and put shaving cream on my face to look like soap. Finally I hung random shower accessories down the sides of the tub.
I attached speakers to the inside and played “Splish Splash” all day long at school. It was a blast.