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Coolest Toy Plastic Soldier Costume 23

by Noel
(Surprise, AZ, USA)

Coolest Toy Plastic Soldier Costume 23

Coolest Toy Plastic Soldier Costume 23

Coolest Toy Plastic Soldier Costume 23
Coolest Toy Plastic Soldier Costume 23

For this Toy Plastic Soldier Costume - pants and jacket were bought from a thrift store. I chose a raincoat and pants which had a slick material. I bought the utility belt, riffle, canteen, and walkie talkie from the dollar store.

I used a pair of old work boots for my shoes. I had to go to a Halloween store to buy the army helmet. I made a bazooka out of PVC pipe. For my hands I bought a pair of yellow latex gloves.

All of these items were spray painted with primer and then painted in a glossy green paint. Using glossy paint is important, it gave the costume the “plastic look” like a toy soldier.

For the base I used a piece of carpet and used zip ties to attach it to my feet. I hopped around with the base attached to my feet and people loved this! I did not make the zip ties too tight, so I could take the base on and off. I painted the carpet with the same green paint.

For my face I used a pair of panty hose and painted it green. I wore a dust mask underneath to prevent breathing in too much paint.

It was difficult to see and breathe with the panty hose (I could only wear this for a short period of time). I was unable to color match a face paint with the paint I chose for the Toy Plastic Soldier Costume (that is why I used the panty hose).

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love it
by: Anonymous

awesome and realistic

Coolest Costume
by: Mavis Manganelly

It is definitely the coolest soldier costume I have ever seen. Very original as a costume and very similar to the actual toy. It is great!

Awesome
by: Anonymous

I live down the street. This costume was even more awesome in person!

Awesome
by: Rachel Williams

That is the best costume I have EVER seen! Awesome!

Very cool
by: Anonymous

This is truly awesome! Great Job!!!

It is the coolest costume!
by: susana

Congratulation! You did a great job.

this is too cool!
by: Anonymous

Great job dude!

best.costume.ever!
by: Jennifer

Love it :)

Awesome
by: Stacy

This is an awesome costume! Great idea!

Love it!
by: Anonymous

What a great costume. Awesome job!!!

Incredible
by: Goodwin

This is SO creative. I LOVE IT!!! I've never seen anything like it, really.

wow
by: Anonymous

that was amazing :D and the end was funny " thats why i used the hose";D

Wonderful Job!
by: Beth

This costume was fantastic, truly just like the toy soldiers. This was the best costume I saw this year they did a fantastic job as always:)

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Coolest Homemade Green Plastic Soldiers Unique Couple Halloween Costume Idea 13

by Sherrie
(Moneta, Virginia)

Homemade Green Plastic Soldiers Unique Couple Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Green Plastic Soldiers Unique Couple Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Green Plastic Soldiers Unique Couple Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Green Plastic Soldiers Unique Couple Halloween Costume Idea

Our Green Plastic Soldier Costumes, "myself and my husband" were made out of real military clothes. My boots were my son's worn out army boots and my husband's were a pair of his own work boots. We used plastic hand grenades and attached them with Velcro. Our guns were my son's old Airsoft rifles. The helmets are real military helmet liners I found on line.

We bought green Halloween witch makeup. The gloves were purchased at the local CVS. And our platforms were old pieces of carpet with the foot holes cut out. We glued carpet fibers around the foot holes so it looked like our feet were sunk in and attached. After gathering all of our stuff we went to the paint store a bought a gallon of green gloss latex wall paint. We applied the paint with a sprayer, several coats. We even needed to buy another gallon.So we used a total of 2 gallons of paint.

I didn't think of taking pictures while making them. We had a lot of fun making this Homemade Green Plastic Soldiers Unique Couple Halloween Costume Idea and didn't run into any snags along the way. I hope you like them. Thanks

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The Best
by: Anonymous

My best one yet!

AMAZING!
by: Dawn

These are the MOST ORIGINAL costumes I have seen...I had to look twice..couldn't believe they were people..they looked like kids army men & when I realized they were costumes I was SHOCKED...Now this is what I call a unique costume!

The ultimate!!!
by: Mary Francht

I was amazed at the creativity of this! My mouth dropped, it is theee best I have ever seen indeed!!!

Awesome costumes
by: Ed Wagner

Coolest costume ever! I was standing right next to them and had no idea they were real.

Wow!!
by: Denise F

Very cool! I had to do a double take to see that these were costumes and not the toy soldiers!

Magnificently Creative
by: Ginger Gunter

When I first saw this photograph I totally thought it was of real plastic army men. I had to stare for a while to realize it was my cousin and her husband. She has always been creative but this was out the Box - The best I have ever seen!

The best!!!!
by: Spf

By far the best and so patriotic with the authentic ARMY boots!!!

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Coolest Homemade Plastic Army Man Costume 3

by Rob O.
(Hillsboro, ND, USA)

 Homemade Plastic Army Man Costume

Homemade Plastic Army Man Costume

I put this Homemade Plastic Army Man Costume together using ideas from your site; I particularly loved the costume of the plastic army man and thought I could do it as well or better.

It took about ten hours to paint my clothing, boots, helmet, gun and accessories and get the right color. I used a primer for all the plastic parts and had to coat the boots and gun three times before they looked right. I color matched everything to my coat. I painted my face, hair and hands with the color matched paint. I used a sponge brush applicator and interior latex paint.

The hardest part was keeping my hands painted. After a few hours the palms of my hands started losing the paint.

The costume was a hit and easy to wear. After the party, I used soap and lots of water to clean off the paint. My son loved the costume and did not want me to go to the party as you can see. Thanks for looking.

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Love it!
by: Jill

I also loved this idea from the site previously. It is just the most fun costume! Well done. Wonder if there is a trick to keeping paint on hands? Maybe next time - gloves?

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Coolest Plastic Army Men Halloween Costumes

by Eddie L.
(Pearl River, NY)

Homemade Plastic Army Men Halloween Costumes

Homemade Plastic Army Men Halloween Costumes

All of this costume is homemade from scratch including the Bazooka and boards for our feet. Everything had to be spray painted weapons, bullets etc. Allot of time and effort went into this costume. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Thanks for all your support.

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Great Job
by: Kevin

Those are great and we plan on doing something like this next year and I am wondering how you covered your face?

awesome
by: Jill

These are awesome!! Nice work guys.

Amazing
by: Anonymous

Great concept, brilliant execution.

toy
by: Anonymous

Great works guys, It made me want to put you in a toy box.

Beyond cool
by: Anonymous

Could be the best original costume I have ever scene!!

Awesome job!

Graham, Toronto

awesome
by: niccole

Those are GREAT! Did you legs and arms get stiff after holding that position all night?

kewl
by: Anonymous

I am so going to do that. and they look really real great job!

WOWZA!
by: Anonymous

THAT IS PROBABLY THE MOST CREATIVE COSTUME I'VE COME ACROSS. GOOD JOB, I LOVE IT!

answer 2 "how did they cover their face?"
by: Anonymous

they covered their face with green stockings! awesome idea! its easy to see through but it might be a bit uncomfortable

Love it
by: Shessofun

These look great!!!!

army men
by: Anonymous

how did they move?

how?
by: Shell

Did you guys spray the clothes too? or did you guys get clothes already that color?

interesting
by: Anonymous

now all you need is the khaki men and you have the whole set

WOW
by: Anonymous

This is by far the coolest costume I have seen!

OMG
by: Louis

THAT IS SO FRICKEN FUNNY.WHEN I WAS YOUNG,I USED TO LOVE PLAYING WITH THOSE LITTLE PLASTIC MEN

awsome
by: hot dog

best costume i have ever seen, nice work!

AWESOME!!
by: IMcS

OMG!!! That is, BY FAR, the most awesome costume idea I have ever seen!!! A W E S O M E !!!!!

rockland
by: Anonymous

representing for rockland!!!!! i love it

omg wtf???
by: buzz lightyear

that is soooo coool. you look like the toy story army men,awesome.

by Troy
by: Anonymous

it looks so cool

Thats hott
by: Alicia Lasko

Absolutely stunned, this looks so real... insane costume and whoever came up with it should consider a career.. imagine people all over the country buying your costume.. there's your million dollar idea.. u don't get very many in a lifetime and most people miss out on theirs.. but honestly.. this could make money.

Army men
by: Anonymous

Great job on your costumes. thanks for sharing.

NICE
by: Anonymous

WOWWWWWWWWWW SO COOL

Toy Soldier
by: Juan Pablo Rozo

Toy Soldier

wow
by: Anonymous

Oh wow!!!

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