This instructable was inspired by a school project in my technology class. We were given the task of creating costumes made completely from slotted construction and cardboard. No glue, no tape. We needed to learn the design process hands on so we were placed in groups to determine the main theme of our costumes. Our project which had seemed so simple had evolved into a day by day mindset. Cardboard, learning about cardboard, and slotting cardboard was all that was on our minds. My group of four peers settled on the theme of "Marine Life". This incorperated a clownfish(anemone-fish), a seahorse, a jellyfish, and a sea turtle.
I learned a lot about how hard a designer's job really is. There are many steps which all require deep thought. You may be surprised that the final step, creating the product, is one of the easiest! However, the work paid off and I know have this easy and simple costume to share with you. You can use this for a school play or even trick or treating on a tight budget. Either way, I know you'll look great in it.
This is the basis of what we needed for the costume in case your curious
1. Made from only cardboard
2. Made from slotted constructions
3. No adhesive
4. Must be flat-pack
1. must be able to fit through a 7' by 3' opening