This is the Homemade Buzz Lightyear Costume I made for my son for Halloween of 2009.
ITEMS: White pants white shirt white A-line undershirt white gloves foam Board hot glue gun and sticks neon/lime green ribbon gray/silver ribbon black fabric clear film (from over head projector) red ball/beads Buzz Light figure (very useful as a "model") floral wire card board box Velcro 2-brass fasteners
I followed the figurine and I found this VERY helpful. I built/created Buzz's main top part on an A-line under shirt that was worn over a long sleeve white shirt. Foam Board and hot glue sticks were used through out out the costume. Additional ribbon was added to the pants to cover-up a rainbow print-it was very difficult to find plain white pants. I added floral wire to the bottom of the pants to get more the the "boot-cut/space pant" look.
The black belt was made out of fabric that I already had on hand and it was just tied around his waist. The wings were made out of a cake box and covered with the foam board and ribbon. The costume was embellished with ribbon and red bead/ball for the laser. The wings were attached with Velcro for easy removal for car-seat purposes. The helmet was made of paper mache and painted with purple paint. It was lined with foam board for more comfort and a clear shield was added (over head projector film) with brass fasteners.
My family decided to have a party to see the new year in and the theme was film characters. Its a pretty wide theme so there was lots of options to go for but I decided to attempt a Buzz Lightyear costume.
Most of the outfit was built from cardboard I salvaged from work. It was rather tricky trying to manipulate stiff cardboard to bend and make the round shape, with the help of lots and lots of hot glue gun, and lots of burns!
I built the arms, legs and body as separate sections and them attached them all to a one piece boiler suit. The hood of the boiler suit made for a perfect head cover thing he buzz wears lol!
The wings are retractable and have flashing lights on the end of each one (just bought flashing bicycle wheel caps). For the face I just got an cheap plain white mask and stuck a print of Buzz'z face on.
I ran out of time to get the dome done but had a idea of getting the top of an old gumball machine and attaching it.
The party was brilliant and everyone had a great time. Everyone loved the costume but the best bit was walking to the venue, I felt like a celeb, everyone stopping me for photos!
So this is my ultimate Buzz Lightyear Costume!. I used a Heavy Duty Trash can and A LOT of spray paint. Cut the bottom off and a hole through the lid. For the arms I used some cheep knee pads and steel duct for the gauntlets. I stuffed all the limbs with AC foam for a snug fit. The gauntlets were equipped with a working laser and my latch for Star Command housed my wallet and ID for the bars.
The legs consist of Heavy Duty cardboard used for setting poles in concrete. The shoes were just an old pair of lugz that I through some paint on! For the backpack I used the top of a kitchen trashcan and attached retracable wings so I wouldn't take people's drinks out with them. The buttons on the chest were wired to an Old buzz Lightyear costume and actually made the toy "commands" when pressed.
By far the best feature was the Karate Chop feature on the back of the Jet back. My friends would punch the back of the costume as we'd hack our way to the bar. People found it too hysterical to be mad and just let us on through.
This year I decided to make a costume that would really challenge me and no one else would be able to believe. I decided to go with a beloved Pixar Toy Story Character, Buzz Light year. I built the Home Made Buzz Lightyear Costume from scratch - all from materials bought from home improvement stores.
For the main breast plate, I used insulation foam sandwiched together and sculpted. I then covered the foam with liquid plastic to make it rigid. The legs and arms are made of traffic cones painted white and green and purple craft foam glued on. The cod piece is a flimsy gardening tote, cut to fit like a diaper and covered with white duct tape.
The rings in the center are pipe insulation. The wings are detachable and also made of the same foam. They come complete with blinking lights on the end and led lights all down the wing. It took 2 months to build and 10 minutes to be sick of wearing it, but was a sensation around the neighborhood with all the kids. I now know what a character at Disneyland feels like. Thanks for holding the contest.
Comments for Coolest Home Made Buzz Lightyear Costume 14