I designed a red octopus costume for middle school aged children to wear as a costume in a play production.The costume was assembled using slotted construction and consisted of four parts. Each member of my group's costume fit under the theme of "red." The costume only consisted of four parts which are slotted together to assemble the costume. The small number of pieces allows for less time assembling the costume and less space required to store the pieces. For designing the costume, each member of the group had to include a step-by-step set of instructions and illustrations on how to make the costume. Throughout the creation of the parts of the costume, and the assembly of the costume, members of the group were required to take pictures of each step of the process. The process of creating and assembling the costume would then be published on the internet in the form of a new instructable.
I designed a red octopus costume for middle school aged children to wear as a costume in a play production.
-The costume is required to be marine-themed.
-The costume is required to be assembled using slotted construction.
-The costume is to be designed by using as few parts as possible.
-Cardboard is the only material allowed to be used in the designing/assembling of the costume.
-The costume is only allowed to be assembled/designed using slotted construction.
-You are not to use any adhesives/fasteners to assemble the costume.
ITEM: DESCRIPTION: QTY: SIZE: REMARKS - PART
S1 CARDBOARD 1 38" BY 66" BP1, BP2, BP3
For this project, you can use a side of a refrigerator box or a 70-inch flat screen television box.
ITEM: TOOL USE
T1 CUTTING MAT TO BE PLACED UNDER CARDBOARD
T2 UTILITY KNIFE USED TO CUT CARDBOARD
T3 RULER USED TO MEASURE CARDBOARD
T4 PENCIL USED TO TRACE SHAPE OF CARDBOARD
T5 CIRCLE TEMPLATE USED TO TRACE CIRCLES OUT OF T5 (cont.) OR COMPASS CARDBOARD
T6 TAPE MEASURE USED TO MEASURE CARDBOARD
ITEM: QTY: PART NAME:
P1 1 BP1
P2 2 BP2
P3 1 BP3
Step 1: Creating Part P1 (BP1):
1. Place cutting mat (T1) under cardboard (S1).
2. Used tape measure (T6) or ruler (T3) and a pencil (T4) to draw and measure a 38" by 15" rectangle out of the cardboard (S1). Use the utility knife (T2) to cut the rectangle you traced.
3. Use tape measure (T6) or ruler (T3) to measure 11 inches from the top of one of the shorter sides of the rectangle, then measure in 1/2 an inch from the edge of the rectangle where you measured the 11 inches. Then, from that point, measure 3/4 of an inch in from the end of the 1/2 an inch you measured. Trace the line with the ruler (T3). From each endpoint of the line, measure 16 inches down. Trace the lines with the ruler (T3). Then from those two end points, draw a line connecting them. Trace the line with the ruler (T3). You should then have the outline of a rectangle. Use the utility knife (T2) to cut out the rectangle.
4. Repeat on opposite side.
5. On the side you did not use to measure the 11 inches, measure 10 inches from the both bottom edges using the Ruler (T2) or the Tape Measure (T6). On the bottom, measure a 4-inch line, skip 1 and a half inches, then another 4-inch line, then repeat without drawing the second 4 inch line. You may then freeform 2 half tentacles on either side of the cardboard and one whole tentacle in the middle, as long as they remain no more then 10 inches long and 4 inches wide on the bottom. You should trace the tentacles with the pencil (T4) before you begin cutting. Cut out tentacles with Utility Knife (T2).