My son loves Ninjago, more specifically Kai. So, when I asked him what he wanted to be for Halloween, of course, it was Kai.

We have a pretty big Halloween costume contest every year at our local YMCA so I thought of making a good costume for my son and also give him a chance of winning (kind of a “two birds with one stone” type deal).

If tips are what you’re looking for, all I did was enlarge the dimensions of an actual Ninjago figure, plus a few tweaks so it can fit my son, and made the costume out of cardboard, duct tape, and spray paint. I added the ability to open the costume, from the back, and close it via Velcro. The mask was made from a plastic Jack-o-lantern trick-or-treat basket to give it a good, durable, Lego-head-like structure. I flipped it upside-down, cut the hole a little bigger so my son’s head can fit through, and wrapped in fabric. For the Lego face, I just applied some yellow face paint on my son and used black for the eyebrows.

For the spinner, it was mostly cardboard. I used duct tape to keep the structure together and firm and used foam sheets I found at Michaels for the “LEGO” words on the spinner’s cylinders.

Needless to say, my son was totally content with the costume.

I know you creative/talented/”cool” people out there can make this Ninjao costume and make your child happy as much as mine was.

Have a Happy Halloween!!!