My eight year old son, Julian, has wanted to be a Lego minifig man for a long time and I finally decided to make his Homemade Lego Minifig Halloween Costume. It took me approximately a little over 3 weeks to make.
For the head, I constructed the shape using chicken wire. I placed a quilt covering around it so it would be soft enough for him to place his head in it. My first choice was to use yellow tape to cover the head to give it a plastic look, but I realized that he would probably not be able to breathe very well. So I used a bright yellow fabric, similar to tafetta, which almost had a shiny glare to it.
To construct the eyes was difficult for me. I cut out the eyes and mouth, then I placed a dark mesh fabric cover so that he was able to see and breathe. I used a cardboard circle and printed out a Lego sign which I placed on top of his head (not seen).
For the body and the legs, I used cardboard and a plastic raincoat-like fabric to cover the cardboard. The difficult part was the legs. My husband and I constructed the legs so that he was able to walk, but, unfortunately, he would not be able to sit. We only used cardboard and the plastic-type fabric to cover his legs.
My son did not mind not being able to walk around too much, but he certainly enjoyed the fact that he won the costume contest at his school and had his picture taken by people who loved his costume.
I asked my eight year old son what he wanted to be for Halloween and was amazed and worried when he said, "A LEGO GUY". Huh, how was I going to pull this off. I quickly went to my friend Google and started to see how others had managed. As I started thinking about the boxes and duct tape and other necessary items, my son came back and said not any lego guy mom, I want to be "Clutch Powers". Great-even better. Luckily with some help of creative family members we were able to duplicate Clutch Powers. He is kind of an adventure Lego Indiana Jones. So with cardboard tubes attached to gloves and painted yellow we had the all important lego hands. We used kleenex boxes spray painted blue for his boxy feet and black hair color spray to dye his hair. Although Clutch Powers doesn't actually wear a LEGO shirt we thought the emblem on the front would shake off some of those confused looks he might get later. So with some red and black iron on vinyl we were able to make his white shirt into an official LEGO shirt. We added blue jeans and a brown leather jacket and we were set. We even had a homemade candy bag w/ holder made so that we could just set it in his LEGO hands! This costume turned out to be a big hit with the other little boys in the neighborhood and made my son one happy boy.
We needed to come up with an idea for family Halloween costumes that were "disability friendly"...so our Homemade Lego Family Halloween Costume idea was born! But not just plain Lego's, some of our Lego's have a little flair to them.
Our daughter's stroller is a bunch of Lego's together, using all of our colors. Our son is Lego Batman, in honor of the DS game. Dad is a Lego Guy, the one responsible for putting us all together, so to speak!
These costumes were made entirely from scratch over a period of several weeks, and are simply cardboard, wrapping paper, spray adhesive, construction paper, a couple of coat hangers, hot glue, a little bit of material, tape, and Velcro.
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