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by Joey
(Minnesota)

Wizard of OZ Tin Man DIY Halloween Costume

Wizard of OZ Tin Man DIY Halloween Costume

Wizard of OZ Tin Man DIY Halloween Costume
Wizard of OZ Tin Man DIY Halloween Costume
Wizard of OZ Tin Man DIY Halloween Costume
Wizard of OZ Tin Man DIY Halloween Costume

We decided to do a Wizard of Oz theme this year. I was elected to be the tin man. After looking for Wizard of OZ Tin Man DIY Halloween costume ideas, I found that everything looked to bland and wanted to have an authentic look.

Before I started my costume I had not idea how to work with metal or even how to rivet. So my first task was to have my dad teach me a few things, and of course borrow his tools.

I started to watch the Tin man dance and do his song to understand how I would build my costume as close as possible. After about 30-40 viewings (periodic viewings), I had a pretty good concept in mind. I started with the chest piece, then the shoulders, moved down to the elbows and forearm, and left the legs and axe for last.

I spent the most time on the shoulders and elbows since those were joints that needed to be flexible enough for me to actually move in.

I have a few pictures included with just the arms to show some of the flexibility. I got so many compliments on my costume and everyone wanted a picture with me. I even had the other Tinmen worshiping me, lol.

I forgot the hat! I just took a funnel and spray painted it. Then took a party cap cut it open and hot glued that inside the funnel. It stayed on all night and didn't shift.

It took roughly 2 months (between work and school), 225 rivets, 2 rolls of aluminum (20" X 10'), facepaint, some spray paint, duct tape (to tape sharp edges), hot glue, a funnel, a party hat, some cardboard, and a lot of cuts to pull this costume off, but it was one of the most fun costumes I have done so far.

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