I was inspired to build this costume from a drawing I saw on the internet. I was looking for something out of the ordinary but yet kinda scary.
After much thinking and planning the process began. I folded and hot glued cardboard into the shape of boards. I wanted this to be truly three dimensional. After a package of 100 glue sticks the form was built. I then spray painted it brown to resemble wood. I cut out a hole in the seat and attached shoulder straps so I could actually walk around in this costume.
Then I hit the thrift stores.
I found the pants, shirt and belts for the straps there. I bought iron on patches and wrote "Death Row" and 103107 for the shirt and stuffed the legs of the pants. After many trials and errors, I found this headpiece that was just perfect. It was an old reflecter light complete with the wires that I found at another thrift store. I cut the adjustable parts out of an old hard hat and super glued it all together. The feet were from a previous costume that I had stored.
This costume also had lights and sound. I ordered a white flashing survival light and attached it behind my head $20. The mask was also ordered for this costume for $30. I had an old Halloween flashlight that had the sounds of electricity on it.
Total cost was about $80.
I took first place at two different clubs for a total of $150. And... had a sore neck for a couple days from wearing it all night LOL!
Coolest Electric Chair Costume was made from recycled materials, except for $3 purchase for grey and black eyeshadow for the face effects. The chair is from a fridge box panel we painted and cut out like a pop-up card, it's just one piece. The prison suit is a used tyvek jumpsuit from a mechanic friend with sharpie prison stripes. We used leftover copper tubing and electrical wires from a renovation job, my favorite kitchen strainer (since retired) for the electrical cap, and a leather belt and faux leather fabric for the restraints.
Stuffed the body and socks with plastic bags. Other than having to hold his arms up for a long time, my son was able to easily walk in this Electric Chair Costume, and when he walked around he just put his arms down until he got to a door to trick or treat.