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Coolest Paratrooper Costume 19

by Valerie V.
(Humansville, MO )

Homemade Paratrooper Costume

Homemade Paratrooper Costume

My 5 year old son wanted to be a Paratrooper so we decided we would buy a cheap costume and then just add to it. We started off by buying a cute paratrooper costume at a local costume store. We then added combat looking boots. We added a vest style thing to look like the parachute pack.

I painted his face all white and let it dry then I added stripes of army green across his face. The hardest part was the Parachute. I bought Mylar balloons from a party store that were rectangle in shape. These were actually Pirates of the Caribbean balloons and I took spray paint and colored them a gold color. I let them dry then I took ribbon and lots of packing tape and fastened the balloons in a parachute-looking pattern. I took ribbon and made the strings and then I fastened them to the vest thing that he was wearing.

He got 1st place in the costume contest for his Paratrooper Costume and lots of compliments throughout the night. The only downfall was that the helium did not last as I would have liked it to because of the cold temperatures but it lasted good enough. He absolutely loved his costume. He asked if he could be it again next year.

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best costume !
by: remy jean n vicki

you did a great job val !!!!!

GOOD WORK
by: Partybot

Excellent job with the balloon. Genius.

costume
by: joella

great job Val !!

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Coolest Homemade Paratrooper Costume 6

by Misha
(Portland, OR)

Homemade Paratrooper Costume

Homemade Paratrooper Costume

Homemade Paratrooper Costume
Homemade Paratrooper Costume
Homemade Paratrooper Costume
Homemade Paratrooper Costume

My son wanted to be a paratrooper with a parachute. I went online and ordered a military uniform. Then I went to the local party store and purchased (4) Gold balloons in the shape of the number 1 and some white curling ribbon. It helps to have two people to construct this, one to hold the balloons the other to tape. Using packing tape, I taped the #1 balloons together. Then I tied the long strips of curling ribbon to the balloons (you probably could just tape them to the balloons too).

Then I tied the “parachute” to a camouflage backpack my son already had. This made it easier for him to take it on and off at school. My son and his friends loved it! There were some houses that he had to take it off to make it to the door to trick or treat, but other than that it was a great costume!

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Wow
by: Andy

That is spool cool!!!! I am so going to do that next year!!!!!!

Parachute for paratrooper
by: Samme

Looove the costume! My son wants to use it for halloween, too! I've got the outfit but I'm having trouble finding the balloons (inexpensively). Did you order online? All the ones I've seen are possibly too big or $8.00+ each. Can't aford that...... Thanks!

balloons
by: Anonymous

try the dollar tree for the baloons

make a parachute
by: balloon mama

we are going to buy muslin and fold it in half sew it then buy smaller balloons to stuff it with, muslin is about 2.00 a yard and regular balloons are 50 cents to 1.00 i think will try and let you all know..

Parachute for paratrooper
by: Samme

I ended up ordering the #1 balloons online. Since they were so big I just used two for the parachute and it got the point across! Everyone thought the costume was awesome and so unique! The muslin/balloon idea sounds clever. Hope it works. I had thought about doing the same w/ cheesecloth till I located the #1 balloons. I'll try to post pics soon.

great idea
by: Anonymous

We couldn't find the #1 balloons so we just got two big rectangular balloons. (they were jack sparrow/pirates) And we covered them with a paper camoflauge tablecloth. It was a little heavy but it worked outside for our Halloween parade. We also just bought camo clothes that my son would wear again. He thought it was so cool!

Love It
by: jubuguls

This is an awesome costume!! You are so creative. I want to make this for my son next year! Maybe a matching one for my husband too! Thanks for sharing.

Helium isn't helium anymore!
by: Sunday Thompson

I tried this with my 3 yr old but since the #1 balloons were so expensive, I decided to make a parachute myself (out of a shower curtain) and fill it with helium balloons. On Halloween we went to the store to pick up our 10 helium balloons and they wouldn't lift the fabric off the ground, URGH!!!!! But, some quick thinking led us to use a hula hoop taped to the inner of our parachute and then stuffed into a backpack. It turned our great, and my son won 1st place at our local costume contest!

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Coolest Paratroopers Group Costume 20

by Chakira G.
(NEW BEDFORD MA USA )

Coolest Paratroopers Group Costume 20

Coolest Paratroopers Group Costume 20

Coolest Paratroopers Group Costume 20
Coolest Paratroopers Group Costume 20
Coolest Paratroopers Group Costume 20
Coolest Paratroopers Group Costume 20

* T-shirt: $2.50 at ac more, black fabric paint, stencil

* Pants $23 army cargos at target

* Dollar store - kids army toy guns, whistles, binoculars, helmets

* Sunglasses aviators

* Black back packs

* Bumber zero balloons 11.99 @iparty

Fold the balloon while inflated along the crease and secure with tape tie three strings on each side of balloon and attach it to the back pack straps at desired length

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