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Coolest Homemade Special Delivery Optical Illusion Costume 2

by Steve H.
(La Porte Texas)

Homemade Special Delivery Optical Illusion Costume

Homemade Special Delivery Optical Illusion Costume

My daughter and I made this Special Delivery Optical Illusion costume out of duct tape, cardboard, and wire hangers.

The mask is an old Freddy Kruger mask we had lying around, and the jumpsuit I bought at a thrift store for $5. She fitted through a hole in the box, and her legs were in the pant legs of the blue costume suit. I cut down the front of each leg and attached Velcro to reclose them around her legs, making it easier to put on.

I cut and shaped hangers in an arch shape and separated them with strips of cardboard held together with duct tape. I attached them to the box for shoulder straps. The jumpsuit fits over these to make the shoulders.

The rubber mask on the dummy has a balloon inside to hold it up. At first I tried to stuff the whole dummy with paper and bubble wrap, but it was too heavy. The whole thing is held together with 2 rolls of duct tape, but it is all very well hidden inside the costume. She didn't need to carry anything to put candy in, they just threw it in the box!

She was the center of attention all night. People were either taking pictures of her, or wanting to be photographed with her. She said she felt like she was famous for a few hours. Including the duct tape, the whole thing was about $15 and took 4 days to complete. It is an amazing illusion, and really looks like she is being carried in a box. People even thought there was someone in the costume carrying her!

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Coolest Homemade Lady with Baby Optical Illusion Costume 36

by Michele V.
(Baltimore, Maryland)

Homemade Lady with Baby Optical Illusion Costume

Homemade Lady with Baby Optical Illusion Costume

I love making costumes that challenge me to think. With this Homemade Lady with Baby Optical Illusion Costume, I wanted to be the baby and the mom simultaneously. So, I am the mom's extremities such as her hands and legs, but I am also the baby's face.

The mom's face is a mannequin head onto my shoulders. The head is connected to football shoulder pads in which I wear. I had to design an outfit that would fit and hide the shoulder pads. I also had to cut the dress so my face can come out to be the face of the baby. The baby's body had to be large enough to fit the size of my head. I attach the body to the dress and dress myself with a baby bonnet, bib, and pacifier.

To be a responsible mom, I had a diaper bag prepared with diapers and baby bottles. This costume was very fun to make and I get a lot of reaction from people. Some people think the costume is hilarious and others think it is very scary.

The costume plays with people's minds because they see me as the baby and not as the mom. When the mom's arms move as well as the baby, I get many different reactions from people.

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Coolest Homemade Upside Down Man Optical Illusion Costume 3

by Kim M.
(KS)

Homemade Upside Down Man Optical Illusion Costume

Homemade Upside Down Man Optical Illusion Costume

This Homemade Upside Down Man Optical Illusion Costume was possibly the best costume in our school! First we found a mask worthy of being upside down and then the costume creation began!

We found an old flannel shirt and attached the mask with the display head. (The stores will give you the display heads if you ask.) We then put the shirt on his legs and buttoned it. We belted it around his waist so that it wouldn't slip. The shoes on his feet have garden gloves rubber banded around them. We found some old overalls and built the costume around them. We also cut a hole in the knee and made a patch with a bandana and netting for his eyes.

To make this successful, there is a backpack with 2 PVC pipes upright, coming out of both sides of the overalls. For thickness he has drainage pipes around the PVC's. We then added boots on the top and clipped the pant legs so they wouldn't fall down.

It was a hit and he got extra candy for being so creative!

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Still laughing
by: Vicki

I can hardly get over how funny this costume can be. I appreciate your explanation of how you did it. The only time I ever saw it in action, I was just mesmerized by how well it can work - you really think someone is walking on their hands - until you engage the deeper reaches of the mind.

Thank you for this.

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