These incredibly quick DIY Futurama couple Halloween costumes were a life saver at this year's Halloween Party.
Leela costume -
Hair: Purple wig from costume store: $13
Clothes: White tank-top (already had), Black Cargo pants (already had), Black Boots (already had)
Armband: Thick white foam board spray painted silver with foam cut-out buttons, also spray painted. We cut slits for a shoe lace to tie it to my arm - to make it removable.
Eye: The most complicated idea to come up with. We used white plastic canvas and cut out/shaped it to my face. Bit by bit we cut and folded it and using a soldering iron melted it into a 3D shape. The eyelashes were a feather piece that we cut the tops of the feathers off and used the stems to glue on to the top of the eye piece.
To smooth out the edges against my face, we used the left over white foam for a forehead and nose guard. It is attached to my face using white elastic (underneath the wig) that was painted beige with concealer makeup. Total cost for the eye: $5 + paint supplies.
Fry costume -
Hair: Lots of hair gel and orange semi-permanent dye from Hot Topic. This was tough as my husband's natural hair color is black. We needed to bleach his hair before the dye actually showed up. Cost: $10.
Clothes: Red Jacket - purchased from Sears, it's a SouthPole brand. Cost: on sale $26, Blue Jeans (already owned) and Black Vans shoes (already owned).
Total cost for both DIY Futurama couple Halloween costumes: $54
This Leela from Futurama Costume was surprisingly easy to make once we figured out how to construct the eye. Leela is a cyclops. So we took some safety glasses and popped the plastic lenses out of them so we would just have the frames. Then we took some white needle point board, the kind with a lot of little holes in it. That way I could see through it when it was close to my face but others couldn't see my eyes.
We then cut it in the shape of an eye and glued it to the frames of the glasses. Then we attached a pupil just made out of paper and painted black with a sharpie. Finally tire rods where glued on for eye lashes.
The rest of the costume was easy, purple hair dye in a pony tail. White tank top, black pants and black boots. We even added shinny electrical tape on the boots to look like buckles. And the wrist communicator is actually a soccer shin guard I found at the dollar store. I painted it silver and painted buttons on it.
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Coolest Homemade Bender and Leela from FUTURAMA Costumes 6
by Winston A.
(Miami, FL. U.S.A.)
Homemade Bender and Leela from FUTURAMA Costumes
This is our Homemade Bender and Leela from FUTURAMA Costumes. I am an artist and constructed the Bender out of foam and shiny fabric. Eyes are hard Styrofoam painted yellow and teeth (where I see through) is a plastic grid used for weaving that works well for seeing through. It took me about a month, on and off for completion but I have been getting great compliments.
Leela's eye is a bubble goggle that I painted white and left slits for my wife (Normy) to see through. Also the gun is a modified water gun. Hope you like, thanks!
I built this Bender from Futurama costume from scratch, mostly stuff from a surplus supply store, Lowes and Hobby Lobby. It took me 2 weeks to complete working on it every day after work. I actually see through the teeth area, and the top of the antenna is 7'10" tall.
There is a battery operated fan mounted inside the top of the head to keep it cool inside, and the door on front opens to reveal a beer holder inside. For those of you that have seen the show Futurama you will know that Bender loves his beer.
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