Coolest Adult Mike Wazowski Costume

To start this journey, I got a 65 cm exercise ball to construct the body and a punch balloon to make the head/hat section. After the balloons were blown up, I started to paper mache.

I made the mixture by using one part flour and five parts water (For one layer, I found that 1/2 cup of flour and 2.5 cups of water was just the right amount). I also added two TBS of salt to prevent mold and some cinnamon to make it smell good. I laid down four layers of paper mache on both. It is a time consuming task, about six hours give or take for each layer, so get started early! After the paper was all dry, I spray painted the exercise ball with white so the newspaper would not show through when I laid down the green of the body. I used two XL shirts for the body and glued them down with hot glue. But before I even did that, I cut out the bottom to start out with, once I got that cut out, I made a hole for the head, but be sure it’s not too big because the punch balloon is going to go over it. To cut the arms, I went inside the ball and found where my arms were, so I could make sure they were in the right place. For the head/hat, I cut small holes on the side to hear/see out of and a big hole in the front so I could see/breathe. Once the holes were all cut, I used packaging tape to reinforce the ends to prevent tearing.

Then it was time to get the costume looking like Mike! I covered the body with the shirts as well as the head/hat. I used a mesh fabric to cover the holes in the hat, and then used felt to make the Monsters Inc logo, eye and mouth. Once the eye and mouth was done, I used some left over shirt and rolled it to make an eyelid and lips. Finally, to finish up the body, I used cardboard to make the bill of the hat and foam to make horns. As for the feet, I used a pair of my old shoes and hot glued foam to them, then covered it with another t-shirt. I finished using three green shirts in all. The last thing I did to make myself into a “scary” monster was use felt to make the nails on the feet and gloves!
It was a long process to get this costume done (I would suggest giving yourself three weeks), but in the end it was worth it! I wore it to our Halloween event and people loved it, asking how I made it! I had people taking pictures with me, I even felt like I was the Mike Wazowski at Disney World with kids shaking my hand and wanting to take pictures with me!

Coolest Adult Mike Wazowski Costume

Coolest Adult Mike Wazowski Costume

Coolest Adult Mike Wazowski Costume

Coolest Adult Mike Wazowski Costume