My son loves Thomas. Last year he was Thomas and this coming year he wants to be James.

The Thomas the Tank Engine costume is made from cardboard boxes, paint, and I used records as the wheels. The white on the wheels is white electrical tape. The red around the #1 is also electrical tape and I printed the #1 from my computer. Tissue paper is used for the smoke, and the smoke stack is an oatmeal container.

I put Velcro on the shoulders of his T-shirt and on the inside of the straps because it was front heavy and kept sliding down. He also had a small box on the inside that held the musical caboose that he pressed to get the Thomas music. I had a sign on the back that said “All Aboard”.

Needless to say he loved it and it cost about $6.00 to make because I had a lot of the stuff already.