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Hello Everyone

My and my girlfriend (in the picture) , had a costume party ( from my company ).

We decided to build something awesome that will win us first place ! and we did! :)


We won an electric bike :)



Enjoy this two week , evening work project



 
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Step 1: Cardboard !

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I arranged from my work 2 big Cardboard - Used for recycling purposes.


Step 2: Cut it in two

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Step 3: Strengthening it via an additional Cardboard

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Found a Cardboard tube from the place i work .


Step 4: Strengthening it

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Wrapped it with the Cardboard , it is a lot of work , prepare yourself

Step 5: Apply duck tape on all sides

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Taped the entire costume with it , this must be strong in order to keep it from tearing apart

Step 6: Plexiglas Time!

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Bought a 2x1 m Plexiglas , cut it according to the desired size .

Step 7: Plexiglas Cutting!

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Used the Dremel 3000 tool to cut it.

 Amzing tool , very accurate and easy to use

Step 8: Cutting Finished

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Created a 20x 70 cm cut for us to breath!  mui importante 

Step 9: Add additional cut above for Circulation of air

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Step 10: Add LED lights!

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We must put something special in it aren't we ?

I took a 12v 7amp Battery ,some wires , small switch , and a 1.5 meter of LED Strip.

Came out very nice!

Step 11: Soldering time!

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Solder all the wires  to the LED strip



Step 12: Battery Placement

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The battery was a major issue.

I did not know where to place it , it is heavy , and my girlfriend is not quite  a body builder ( Thank god )

So eventually i found a great solution , i would hang it on the back upper side of the costume, that way you can balance your self with it , and moreover it cannot fall

Step 13: This is the Straps that i used

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Step 14: Add Straps to hold the costume

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The Costume will "sit" on the shoulders .

I prepared two straps  that will hold the entire costume , and will be hanged on you.

Like Sliix !

Step 15: Wrap it with wallpaper

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I took from our supermarket long wallpaper , it`s free for use so i took advantage of it.

 It took forever to wrap it.

But it came out a good color and gave it a real look of a candy machine

Step 16: Adding balls !

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Bought cheap balls to place inside the Costume