Coolest Homemade Thomas the Tank Engine Halloween Costume 20
by Shannon H.
(Charleroi, Pa USA)
Homemade Thomas the Tank Engine Halloween Costume
This Homemade Thomas the Tank Engine Halloween Costume is James, the #5. The train is composed of 2 boxes that I painted with acrylic craft paint and then hot glued and bolted together. The smoke stack is an oatmeal container that I painted black, I then glued it on and fluffed and glued white tissue paper to look like smoke.
The face is a round piece of cardboard, I drew the face and painted it with a brush and a paint marker to get clean lines and the smaller details. The dome is also cardboard that was cut and painted. The lights on the front and the #5 were all printed from my computer and the black and yellow lines on the sides were colored electrical tape. I put a sign on back that said "James the splendid engine" that was also printed from my computer.
The wheels are records that I painted gray and black electrical tape was used to make the lines. To ensure the wheels wouldn't fall off I drilled holes in them and used paper fasteners to stick the wheels to the bottom flaps of the box. I then folded the flaps inside and hot glued them to the box. I also cut small triangles out of cardboard and glued them in each corner inside the box. I used 8 total, 2 in each corner, 1 top, 1 bottom, this prevented the box from folding in and collapsing.
Last, I cut old suspenders and bolted them into the top folded flaps and the hot glued those flaps down. I put Velcro on the inside of the suspenders and the other side of Velcro on my son's shirt so the train would stay straight. (It's a little front heavy.)
Hope this helps anyone that has a train lover in their family! Good Luck
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