Coolest Homemade Lightning McQueen Race Car Costume 4
Homemade Lightning McQueen Race Car Costume
Our son wanted to be Lightning McQueen this Halloween so we pulled out his toy cars and coloring book for ideas on the look and shape. I drew a pattern on paper and then traced 2 side panels on coroplast (corrogated plastic). I cut those out using an exacto knife.
For the hood and middle of the car, I cut a 15" x 48" piece of coroplast. I laid one side panel flat on the table and marked the hood piece every place there was a curve. I then made a cut halfway through the corroplast so it could be formed around the sides without breaking into separate pieces. I then used duct tape on the inside to attach the sides and body of the car.
Next, I covered the entire outside of the car with red vinyl. I used foam board for the wheels with wooden craft wheels painted silver for the middle. I had vinyl decals made with the emblems for the car. I also made numbers for his helmet.
The Homemade Lightning McQueen Race Car Costume was finished out with black ribbon for the shoulder straps. He loved helping make the costume but came down with H1N1 just in time to MISS Halloween! Now, his costume is ready for next year and we may hang it in his room for decoration!
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Coolest Homemade Speedy McQueen Toddler Costume Idea 5
by Yael S.
(Ramat David, Israel)
Homemade Speedy McQueen Toddler Costume Idea
My son was a Speedy McQueen fan for a very long time. It was obvious to him that the coming up Purim (the Jewish version of Halloween) he will dress up as the famous sports car. After searching the web looking for homemade Speedy McQueen toddler costume ideas and finding nothing that was suitable, I decided to give it a try.
I took red sheets of a material called sol in Hebrew, it looks like thin sheets of Styrofoam. Cut them in 4 pieces – the 2 sides, the front and the back. I left a place in the center, where the roof should be. I glued on the lights and stickers all around. Attached 2 ribbons on each side so that my son could “wear” the car like a tank top over his shoulders.
In order for the car to stay solid I added little bricks of sponges inside the car so that it would be light to carry, yet keep the shape of the car, and gave the option of sitting down if needed. My son was ecstatic the whole day “driving” his costume all over town.
Homemade Sheriff and Lightning McQueen Costumes from the Movie Cars
by Patricia R.
Both costumes were made by Nicolle Driscoll their 72 yr old Grandmother.She took 2 cardboard boxes spray painted them cut the holes where they are standing with a pie tin.took medicine bottles and put 1 flashlight in the middle bottle for a siren,took 2 flashlights for headlights. She took a marker to make the faces, and took paper to do the door and crest.To make the wheels use stretchy string and the circles from the area you cut the hole to stand in then add a button.then she added stretchy string to go on their shoulders so they don't have to hold the costume all night long. The faces are just 2 shoe boxes she painted and then after it dried took a marker and colored the face.