I wanted to be a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger for Halloween this year but hated all the costumes online for purchse. I had this idea to make it a “pretty Power Ranger” by making a top and a tutu heres what you need and how to make it!
Materials Needed for Power Ranger Costume:
- Longline Bra in white
- Fabric ribbon- used for straps if desired on the top and for the belt
- Long white gloves
- felt one 8 X 11 sheet will be more than enough
- tulle about 7 yards (depending on your waist size and the length you want your tutu- this is how much I needed)
- elastic measured to your waist size- cut extra just
- 2 bottles of fabric spray paint
- safety pins
- sewing pins
- painters tape
- hot glue gun
- extra hot glue gun sticks
- diamond patterns- 2 large for the top and 1 small for the gloves
- bloomers or short shorts to cover yourself!
- Optional Might Morphin Power Ranger patch
- Optional- sunglasses to use instead of masks
A longline bra and white gloves were purchased on eBay.
Patch was googled and purchased from Esty
Part One – Making the Top:
- print on cardstock paper two large diamonds.
- cut one diamond in half down the middle
- tape the whole diamond in the center of your garment- make sure the painters tape is even and covering all the edges.
- this will make the pattern on the top make sure your lines are clean and straight.
- place the half diamonds with the points touching the middle diamond.- repeat the process with the painters tape.depending on your size you may have to extend the painters tape so it meets the edge of your garment..
- for extra protection against leaks i used sewing pins to make sure the tape didn’t roll up while i was spray painting
- next with your fabric spray paint cover your entire garment. make sure you follow instructions on the package. I used Simple Spray from Michael’s Craft Store.
- depending on the color Power Ranger you are you may want to to do 2 coats of the fabric spray paint. since we were light colors we both used 2 coats of the spray paint.
- since our longline bras were strapless we bought ribbon that matched our paint and sewed on straps
Part Two – The Tutu:
We made no sew tutus. We used a tutorial on YouTube that was very simple. You can sew your elastic closed however we just used saftey pins and that did the trick
Part Three – Gloves:
- using your small diamond trace it on your felt sheet and cut them out repeat until the glove has enough diamonds to cover around tour elbow. (Tip: try your gloves on first to see how many you need to cover and where to place them(
- using a hot glue gun glue the diamonds around the glove near the opening.
- repeat the process on the second glove
Part Four – Belt:
- using the ribbon from our straps we hot glued the patch to the center and tied it around our waist
Initially you’re done! This costume took a lot of work and creativity. If I were to remake this costume I would somehow outline the diamonds to make them more pronounced- in the dark club we went to most people who thought we were princesses.
We hope you loved our Power Ranger costume we had an awesome time making them and showing them off all night!
Cool DIY Woman’s Power Ranger Costume
My Power Ranger costume was inspired in one of my favorite shows “Power Rangers Mighty Morphin”. It was funny because I made my own costume, and supposedly another girlfriend would be the Pink ranger.
Since I don’t like to wear yellow, I decided to make the blue ranger costume. One day before Halloween my friend told me that she didn´t have time to make her costume, and I got mad! Haha, but at the end it was pretty funny to see the reaction to my costume, everybody loved it and even asked me to make one for them, and most of them asked me why was I the blue ranger instead of pink one? and I answered “were you expecting me to wear pink right? That´s cliché” Haha and they laughed.
I sewed it, it was pretty hard, but I loved the outcome anyway, I painted my boots and put some fabric on them, and made my belt with elastic fabric and the buckle with foam that was my piece of art.
I hope you love my Power Ranger costume as much as I do!! (:
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Group Costume
What started as a joke would become one of my most ambitious projects. I remember sitting in my car with my best friend and girl friend. it was about 9:00 and somehow we had gotten on the subject of what costume to make for Anime expo which was coming up in about 6 months. I said Batman which was quickly shot down. My friend said he would run around in Robin panties which prompted a quick laugh. It was then that my girl friend said , “If you guys wanna wear spandex, you might as well go as the power rangers.”
At that moment I was struck with inspiration but I realized that a simple spandex costume was just to boring. If I was going to make a Power Ranger costume I wanted to attempt something killer. I gathered together a small group of friends ( including the friend from before and my girlfriend) and told them my ridiculous plan. I wanted to attempt to make ALL the Rangers suits inspired by the movie. At this my friends began to get up and head for the door. I coaxed them back and I explained that I would be making all the suits myself and that there was nothing they had to worry about. The only catch was that I got to keep the suits. They all agreed accept for my Friend Sergio. He insisted on paying for his suit. That way he could keep a moment of my plummet into madness. That brought a smile to my face.
I began work on the green ranger. While everyone knows that the white ranger was in the movie, the green was always my favorite so I took elements of the red and white and applied them accordingly. I created a green vinyl jumpsuit and forged armor plates from durable foam. I then made the greatest mistake of the process. I applied the armor with HOT GLUE. On the surface the suit looked great. With my skill it only took me a few weeks to get it all together, but the glue held a big problem that I would only find out about later.
I knew that if i was going to pull this off the helmets would have to be convincing. As a child my mother made me Power Ranger costumes with paper helmets. They were great for a 7 year old but I wanted to be as authentic as possible. I began teaching myself the finer points of sculpting and proceeded to sculpt out every helmet frpm the team. They all turned out great until I accidentally knocked over the Pink ranger’s. The sculpt hit the ground and smashed until it resembled something from a Tim Burton Movie. I was angry and distraught but with only a week to go I had to start sculpting again. Not only did I sculpt a brand new helmet, but using the same process I sculpted all the chest coins as well. With the helmets finally sculpted, I covered them in latex and created molds. I then removed the clay and cast working helmets from smoothcast plastic. A bit of sanding and paint and I was in business.
After several months of planning and work, it was time to unveil my project but of course no plan goes off without a hitch. Just before the event I found out that my yellow ranger could not attend. You can imagine my frustration, but thank god a solution presented itself. My Blue ranger had a younger sister who was just dieing to go, so despite the very hot costume, she agreed and the Mighty Morphin Power Ranger were born… That is until we all got stuck in traffic except my Red Ranger (Sergio).
By the time the rest of the team arrived at the event, The POWER RANGER PANEL that we all wanted to attend was over. I was so distraught that I wanted to just run away. I took one step away from the group and suddenly, An armor plate fell off my suit. I instantly realized why. HOT GLUE WONT BOND WITH VINYL ON A MOLECULAR LEVEL. Thinking fast I grabbed my emergency super glue and I re-applied the plates on all our suits. It was rough going especially since ( due to a bomb threat) we were not allowed in the building. All my work had to be done in the hot July sun. After all the effort I was feeling so very slighted. I worked so hard only to miss the panel and for my suits to fall apart until something crazy happened. As if by the grace of God, through the doors of the convention hall came the original actors who played The Power Rangers. They were so impressed with my suits that they escorted my entire teem to there booth where we all got autographs.
I learned a lot about costume forging from this Power Ranger costume project and I will not make the same mistakes twice. It was hard going… very hard… but I wouldn\’t change a thing if I could… except maybe the hot glue.
Super-Easy and Super-Cheap Go Go Power Rangers Couple Costume
This Go Go Power Ranger Costume was super easy and super cheap. We found the masks and shirts at savers. I got a pink tutu and luckily his brother had red skinny jeans he borrowed. We went with my two girl friends who were “sexy cops” and out of everyone I got the most attention. You can’t beat Power Rangers, they’re awesome and hilarious!!
Coolest Homemade Power Rangers Costume: All Hail Lord Zedd!
Growing up as a kid I would sit down on the floor with my action figures and watch Mighty Morphin Power Rangers with my brother. Ever since I saw the episode The Mutiny and Lord Zedd came up on screen I was instantly fascinated with the character. I always wanted to be Zedd for Halloween, I would ask Santa for a Z Staff for Christmas.
As I grew older I fell in love with the art of special effects make up. After working on numerous films and going to the first annual Rhode Island Comic Con I decided to finally make my dream a reality and I decided to finally create a Lord Zedd costume.
This Power Ranger costume took me about an entire year to create. I wanted to go outside the box and do some more, something that would make people go “wow”. I had my friends at Pazuzu Studios design and construct me a replica Lord Zedd throne where I will sit at the 2013 Rhode Island Comic Con. You can take pictures with me. Once that was complete I decided to tackle the Z-Staff. I carved the Z out of pink insulation foam from Home Depot. I then did a coat of fiber glass followed by a coat of Bondo. This was my first time using Bondo and I ended up putting to much. When I went to sand it, it took forever and left a bunch of divets. So I had to go back and fill those divets to smooth out the surface. Once that was done I painted it.
So now I have a throne and the Z staff I have always wanted since I was 3 years old. Now it is time to create the being himself. I was lucky enough to get a bodysuit from flexdesigncostumes in a trade where I am making them a commercial in exchange for the suit. Once I got the suit I had to find a mannequin to put it on. I searched for weeks to find one at a decent price, it was driving me crazy. I finally hit gold and grabbed two for the price of one. Now I have the mannequins, I put the bodysuit on it and get right to work. The exoskeleton was pretty easy to do. I took EVA foam, cut out the shapes, heated it and formed in to the bodysuit. All the pieces are attached by industrial strength Velcro.
The spine piece is made out of a skeleton beer funnel I found at a Halloween store. The shoes I bought from Walmart and I cut out craft foam and coated it with resin to harden. The gloves I did the same process with the craft foam and super glued them onto the glove.
The mask was probably the biggest problem I had. I had originally sculpted and molded a mask. When I went to cast the mask I ended up dropping the mold and it shattered. I had no time to make another one as I was rushing to finish the bodysuit. I had a friend of mine Darb Designz construct me a new mask. The brain is from a Halloween store which I airbrushed. The cod piece is a thick piece of cloth coated in Bondo. I hand painted the bodysuit and airbrushed to exaggerate the muscles.
Through all the good times and the bad times I had so much fun bringing my childhood dream to life. I can finally say I own a Lord Zedd Power Ranger costume. I had a Halloween Party on Oct. 26th where I debuted the costume and everyone loved it and HAD to get a picture with me. The reaction I got from my friends makes me feel great. I did accomplished something and it came out awesome! Next stop, Rhode Island Comic Con!
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