I’ve always wanted to be Buzz Lightyear for Halloween. So this year I made it happen. All told it took about 2 weeks, with about 1-2 hrs a day spent planning, making, and assembling the costume. I used the following:

Materials I needed to buy:

  • 4 2ft x 2ft foam mats (like the ones you would find in a kids play room
  • roll of white duct tape
  • roll of purple duct tape
  • roll of lime green duct tape
  • White Spray Paint
  • Purple Spray Paint
  • Green Spray paint
  • 7 led lights from the dollar store
  • 2 strips of thin foam from a craft store
  • Materials I had:
  • Pair of rubber work boots
  • Face shield for painting
  • Some screws
  • 3 Glow sticks
  • Heat Gun
  • Hot Glue gun
  • Velcro straps

I made the body, the wings, chest piece, and head piece out of the kids play room foam. Spray painting the appropriate areas. Bending with a heat gun, and attaching together with a hot glue gun. Then I attached the lights. The gloves I made out of duct tape. The gauntlets I made out of the foam I got from the craft store. The boots I used duct tape to color.

Most everything was trial and error. Wasn’t exactly how I pictured it when I started, but I was very pleased with the out come. Enjoy!