This is a project for my 9th grade Technology and Problem Solving course. Our costume, instructable, slide, and presentation will be counted as our midterm exam grade.
This project was to build a costume for a middle school child, using only cardboard and slotted design. Each member of a team of five designed a costume that related to the team’s over all theme. Each team came up with several theme ideas and each person in that team would come up with a costume. Our team came up with a theme, based off of the ideas each member came up with. My role was to come up with a theme, and then vote on the chosen theme. After a theme was chosen, my role became to design a costume and then build it. Our theme was "boats" and my costume was a pirate ship.
There are a few specifications involved in this costume. The costume is designed for a middle school child age 10-13. If one wants to paint the costume, both sides must be painted in order to keep the cardboard for warping. This costume is designed as a stage costume, for the theatre, not a Halloween costume.
There are also limitations going into this design. There is a limited amount of cardboard at our disposal. Only cardboard can be used in the construction. Only slotted design can be used to construct this costume. Ergonomics must be taken into consideration, being that this is for a 10-13 year old.
Two 6'x6' pieces of cardboard (S1) (S2)
One 2'x2' piece of cardboard (S3)
One1'x1' piece of cardboard (S4)
One 3'x2' piece of cardboard (S5)
Two 3' by 3" pieces of cardboard (S6) (S7)
Four1'"x2' pieces of cardboard (S8-S11)
Hull (P1) (P2)
Step 1: Hull
Use the ruler(T1) to measure out a trapezoid on the 6'x2' piece (S1) dimensions: Base 1, 6', base 2, 4', and 2' on each side. Add a 3"x3" tab on one side of the trapezoid. Add a 3" slit at the end of the other side.
Cut out the shape with exacto knife(T2). Add 2 3" slits on both hulls at any place desired and 1 more 3" slit on each hull towards the bottom, center of each hull.
Repeat the step again for the other hull section.