Coolest Homemade Polar Express and Conductor Costume
Homemade Polar Express and Conductor Costume
My son is OBSESSED with The Polar Express. So when he said he wanted to be the Polar Express for Halloween, I did what any mother would do for her child. I made him a Homemade Polar Express and Conductor Costume! And to top it off, we used a blue suit and old TWA pilot's hat to make him the conductor.
I'm missing the spectacles and tie, but I figured I made my point with the mustache. I printed out a conductor badge, printed on it the words "Polar Express" and tacked it to his pilot's hat. He also carried a ticket puncher with him.
The train was made out of a cardboard diaper box. I added construction paper for the add-on pieces (the top of the engine, the smokestack, the front where the light is, the bottom front (the grill? I don't know the names of the train parts!) and rounded sides. The rounded sides were attached by using a paper cutter to slice through the diaper box and slide cardboard construction paper into the groves and fold and tape them into the inside. I used paper plates for the wheels, attached with nuts and bolts.
Everything was spray-painted glossy black with metallic champagne trim and stick-on letters were added that I found at Michael's. I used the hole in the diaper box that is the "handle" to place a flashlight, so he would have a working train light to lead the way in the dark. I attached banding from the fabric store as straps to hold the train up on him.
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