We were inspired by the Lego Group costume on this site, that won last year, and made our own do it yourself Lego family costume.
We followed their perfect instructions and made our own versions based off of Lego Minifigures we found at the Lego Store and on eBay.
We did the Disco Dude Minifigure, and used 800 cotton balls, and spraypainted them black. All of the torsos were hand drawn using markers on white posterboard. The chef hat is made of 4 inch strips of posterboard as well. For the pirate costume, we used a photo of a Lego Skeleton as a template, and made the crossbones out of hand drawn Lego Bricks.
Our little block was a resized cardboard box, and we cut cd-sized Styrofoam cirles out and covered them in blue poster board and hot glued them to the box.
Materials used: Card Board Boxes Duct Tape Hot Glue Styrofoam Sheets(home depot) Poster Board Sharpies Cotton Balls Netting from the fabric store for the mouths Elastic/Velcro for the legs Cupcake Wrapping Paper for Chef Legs
This was awesomely fun, and so fun for our whole family!
The homemade Lego Dude costume was an original idea sprung by my nine year old. He started making the body out of a cardboard box and was insistent that the shape was a pentagon. The Head flaps were modeled after a Guillotine and conveniently lock his head into the body of the costume.
The blue shirt and pants in Lego color were sewed from Halloween felt. The hands were also sewed and intended to be a claw shape (just like a Lego dude). Ben came up with the head being a cylinder and I helped him cut out the eyes. Then we wrapped the head in orange felt, put black mesh over the eyes, and attached some unique dreadlocks for his head. We topped it off with a hat and a smile.
The boots were made by Ben and his shoes fit right into them. The best part about this homemade Lego dude costume is that it is complicated to walk in and, so, Ben moves just like a Lego dude when walking around!
I made the Lego hockey man DIY Halloween costume, it was quite easy, warm, and comfortable.
What you need:
Yellow material, cardboard, duct tape (I used two colors), margarine container, and some small black material that's see through, and some scissors.
Its super easy!
So I made the head out of cardboard, rolled it so it was like a tube, then added something for the extra little dip in the head, like a margarine container. I taped the cardboard with duct tape, cut out eyes and mouth, then taped black material to the head, then taped yellow material to the whole thing, cut the eyes and mouth out, heads done...
Then got a hockey shirt, team Canada seemed appropriate, and found some hockey shorts and socks. Then for the feet- two cardboard boxes that have my shoes inside, duct taped all over so they were waterproofed,.
And that's it, easy, simple, warm, comfy and a big hit. Everywhere I went everyone loved it...