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Coolest Homemade Plastic Army Men Group Halloween Costume Idea 11

by Damiano I.
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Homemade Plastic Army Men Group Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Plastic Army Men Group Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Plastic Army Men Group Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Plastic Army Men Group Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Plastic Army Men Group Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Plastic Army Men Group Halloween Costume Idea

Our homemade plastic army men group Halloween costume idea was inspired by a 3D kids movie that was recently released which includes animated plastic army men. We loved the little guys so much we had to figure out a way to be them.

We purchased simple military jackets($10), pants ($25) and helmets ($30) from the local army surplus store, old work boots and some green semi gloss latex paint.

We mixed 3:1 paint with water (that way the spray gun would not get jammed with paint) and used a spray attachment (like one used to paint cars) with a compressor and painted everything with thin layers of paint(including our plastic guns).

TIP: prime any plastic being painted FIRST in order to ensure the paint sticks to the object and doesn't rub off when you wear it. The paint held up great on the clothing and didn't really chip or crack.

After letting it dry, we purchased some face paint that closely matched the final clothing colour and presto... plastic army men! We opted to rid ourselves of the platforms on our feet since we would be club hopping and could be dangerous on stairs and on the dance floor.

The costume was a hit and everyone, including the local police on duty. Some marching and funny chants all helped get peoples attention. People loved the costume and wanted lots of pictures. We all had fun with poses and at points would just stop and stand in a pose on the side of the road. Crowds would form and take pictures with us. It was a really fun costume to be in and well worth the effort.

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Coolest Homemade Plastic Army Man Creative Halloween Costume 10

by Dave
(Marlboro, NJ)

Homemade Plastic Amy Man Creative Halloween Costume

Homemade Plastic Amy Man Creative Halloween Costume

This was my favorite costume I have made to date. I hate using other people's ideas but once I saw this I knew I had to try it out for myself.

Everything is spray painted using Rustoleum spray paint. The color was Satin leafy green. I wanted to use a gloss spray to look more plastic but this color matched my face paint well. the color ended up working fine.

I bought a helmet from an army navy store, canteen from target and made my own binoculars and bazooka from PVC pipe. I also bought two place-mats for the base for me to stand on. The mats were glued together and could be easily rolled up and put away. I thought this was easier than attaching a base to my feet and having people step on them all night. I didn't want to buy boots so I just used an old pair of Adidas sneakers... not as authentic but it was pretty funny to have Adidas painted green. It just added a little humor to the costume.

The shirt and pants were just cheap clothes I bought form Walmart. After three coats of spray paint, the clothes looked great. the clothes were a little stiff but it actually made the costume look better. The bazooka, binocular, etc. just took a few coats of spray paint and looked perfect.

The homemade plastic army man creative Halloween costume was a hit during the party. The bazooka got to be a pain to walk around with so I just started posing with the binoculars instead. If you have the time to make this costume, definitely do it.

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