Coolest Homemade Ghostbusters and StayPuft Marshmallow Man Costumes 20
(Thunder Bay, ON, Canada)
Homemade Ghostbusters and StayPuft Marshmallow Man Costumes
I made these homemade Ghostbusters and StayPuft Marshmallow Man costumes for my husband and three sons.
The Ghostbusters were easy to put together, although the proton packs took a bit of work.
I bought tan-colored shirts and pants from our local thrift store, made iron transfers for the Ghostbusters' patches on each arm and the name tags.
At our local dollar store, we found black rubber gloves, black elbow pads and safety goggles which we lined inside with black craft foam. These items did not cost much.
The proton packs were all made from cardboard boxes spray-painted black, used foil cake pans, battery-operated lights and a ton of stuff my husband had laying around his workshop: hoses, lights, old electrical outlets, switches, garden hose, audio wires.
We also printed out some pictures on label paper of motherboards and lights, just to give it more electronic effects. We also attached a flashlight, which my sons could turn on and off, at the end of their guns/hoses.
The Stay Puff costume was a quick add on to go for the gold, so to speak. My husband threw on a white shirt and pants; we cut a square of blue fabric, attached a red knot of fabric to the front and cut a hole in the middle. We had an old chef's hat, around the base of which we attached a piece of blue fabric and, on the top of which we attached a blue button with red tassels, cut from fabric.
Everyone loved the costumes and we got stopped quite a few times while out trick-or-treating.
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I made this Homemade Ghostbusters Costume for my senior year of high-school. Submitted was a mix of pictures from various states of production. Currently the boom-box (which was used to power the top mounted speakers) is incorporated onto the pack so I don't have to hold it any more.
The pack is 45 pounds, since it is made out of wood, and the speakers are a bit heavy. The pack gets loud enough to be heard from quite a distance, and is usually playing the Ghostbusters theme, or a variation of it (its hooked up to an mp3 player, so I can theoretically play anything).
In all the pack cost me $20 to put the 6 lights on it. Everything else I got for free. The pack is entirely made from scratch, and is loosely biased off of the specs for the official packs. I am currently using it at college for a Halloween concert I am playing in.
I started working on this Ghostbusters Homemade Halloween Costume about 3 months ago. It started with just making a Ghostbuster jump suit to why not the Proton Pack! The pack has sound and lights authentic to the movie. The lights and sound also are all controlled on the gun through a series of switches. Inside the pack is a sound chip, lights and two eight inch speakers.
It is a 100% homemade, made out of mostly resign and vacuformed plastic. The green slime on the suit was made with clear silicone and green food coloring.
This is a Homemade Ghostbusters Costume. Complete with proton pack, ecto, googles, PKE meter (not shown) and trap. My brother and I built the proton pack, and the lights work on it also. We put a custom tag of the front of my flight suit that says "Akin" and also had a no ghost logo on my right arm. We took a toy trap from the eighties and primed it, and painted it black and silver. It looks great!
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