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Coolest Futurama President Nixon's Head in a Jar Costume 12

by Not Nixon
(California)

Coolest Futurama President Nixon's Head in a Jar Costume 12

Coolest Futurama President Nixon's Head in a Jar Costume 12

On the headless body of Spiro Agnew! I'm a big fan of the Futurama series, and have been thinking about doing a head-in-a-jar costume for a few years.

The biggest problem was finding the clear plastic cylinder, I spent a few days emailing various plastic manufacturers online and local on getting an acrylic cylinder, most places didn't have anything with a large enough diameter, and those that did needed to special order and wanted crazy amounts of money. I ended up finding a place locally that suggested rolling up a sheet of polycarbonate, which is super thin and rigid enough to hold up, and cheap!

The green tint was from a roll of cellophane gift wrap. The base is carved foam and a printed out placard which can be swapped out. Originally it was just going to be my noggin, but was able to track down a Nixon rubber mask after calling all the Halloween places in the area, and I got the last one!

The last bit was the lights which are clip on LED reading lights. These are functional and add a really cool effect when it's dark. Worked out perfect.

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Coolest Homemade Bender from Futurama Costume 9

by Brady G
(Newberg, OR)

Homemade Bender from Futurama Costume

Homemade Bender from Futurama Costume

Homemade Bender from Futurama Costume
Homemade Bender from Futurama Costume
Homemade Bender from Futurama Costume
Homemade Bender from Futurama Costume

I had 2 days to make a Homemade Bender from Futurama Costume for the 1st Annual Superhero Pub Crawl event in Portland Oregon. The goal was to have the costume look like Bender the alcohol-fueled robot from Futurama. Bender was constructed out of:

1 garbage can for the main body
1 cardboard tube for the head
1 ping pong ball for the top of the antenna
1 fluid funnel for the antenna base
1 cereal bowl for the top of the head
1 mirror soap holder for the eyebrow
2 Wiffle Balls for eyes
Black and white shelf pad material for the mouth and eyes
2 paint cups for wrists
2 punch bowls for feet
2 gloves
Duct tape covered cardboard rings for arms
2 pieces of flexible conduit for legs
Primer and Stainless Steel colored paint as needed

Total cost for all materials and paints was only $80, and I won Best Original Costume for my efforts!

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Bite my shiny metal costume!
by: Anonymous

I love this costume. Bender's one of my favorite all time characters on Futurama!

Head
by: Anonymous

Where did you get the tube for the head?

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Coolest Slurms Costume 11

by Anonymous

Coolest Slurms Costume 11

Coolest Slurms Costume 11

This is my homemade costume of one the funniest "Futurama" characters ever; Slurms Mckenzie!!

Whimmy Wham Wham Wozzle!!

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Perfect Shirt!
by: Cyndie

Where did you get that shirt!? I need one for a Slurms casual cosplay!

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