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Coolest DIY Thomas the Train Costume

This Homemade Thomas the Train Costume was really fun and easy to make. It all started with an Egg Box from my local grocery store. I attached a shoe box on the very back of the costume and used a crystal light canister (wrapped in black foam paper) for the smoke stack.

I used blue paint and covered the entire box. Next I cut out the patterns using yellow, black and red foam paper (for the number 1 and red stripes etc) and attached them with Hot glue. VERY EASY!

For the face, I Googled a picture of Thomas, and printed it out. I used a cookie tin from Christmas, and spray painted it black and attached the picture with Hot glue. I attached the face to the box with hot glue.

For the wheels I used foam board (it’s way thicker than the paper) and painted them blue, then I used a black paint for the detail. When it was all dry, I went back over and used a metallic silver sharpie pen to highlight the spokes on the wheels.

To keep the costume “up” on my little man, I used train suspenders. Added a conductor hat and train whistle. He LOVES it! And now that Halloween is long gone, he still plays in it from time to time.

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2 thoughts on “Coolest DIY Thomas the Train Costume”

  1. I’ve been searching the site for the EASIEST and best looking Thomas costume and I think this one is it! Great job!

    Someone asked about the cylinder behind the Crystal Lite container…looks like a big coffee can to me.


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