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Duct Tape TMNT Shredder Costume for $8.11

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video Duct Tape TMNT Shredder Costume for $8.11
I made this costume for a video collaboration challenge this year. The theme was "Quick and Easy Costumes for Under $10," and even though it took an evening (maybe 5 hours) and some crafty skills, it was nothing very daunting - relatively quick (less than a day) and relatively easy (no welding or sewing involved). The costume was based strictly on the one from the 80's cartoon. I tried to be as accurate as possible while staying under budget. I had a camera going as I did all of the parts, and I edited the 5 hour construction down to just under 5 minutes, but I think all of the important parts are there. Thanks for checking it out!
The video shown here "Round Table: Unsolicited advice" is not the "Duct Tape TMNT Shredder Costume for $8.11" I came to see. Since the Halloween Contest is in the judging phase you might want to show us the costume you made.
imamathguy (author)  mikeasaurus1 year ago
I am not having this problem on my computer. Is this happening to anyone else? That would probably be the featured video of the day on the channel, but I am pretty sure the embedded link is for the right video. Can anyone else chime in? Thanks!
@imamathguy at least one other at work here has expressed the same. When I load the page it appears like it's the correct video, then it snaps over to this video.

A link to the video is here, but we need the iframe embed code to be updated in this Instructable. 
poofrabbit1 year ago
Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest!!! Can’t wait to see if you win! Good luck!
I love your approach for the helmet. If I may suggest an improvement, there's a metallic duct tape (kinda looks like chrome) you could use for the spikes. You could cut slits to push the spikes through then bend a bit and tape on the underside to secure. Overall you did a good job, kept costs down and ended with something pretty decent looking. Way to go!
This is awesome!
Its a hint of epic mixed with the inner urge to just solve all the world's problems with duct tape! Plus i think any ninja turtles fan who sees this is gonna try it.
Thanks for the tutorial vid!
Truehart1 year ago
Gotta say this is a pretty awesome low budget costume. Roughly, how much duct tape did you end up using?
imamathguy (author)  Truehart1 year ago
Our thrift store was having a half-off day, but most of the materials are at least easily accessible. The Dollar Tree also had helmets in the toy section, as well as grey t-shirts and purple scarf things in the housewares (not to mention all the cardboard you would need). I think you really could get everything in one place if you were more interested in time than saving a dollar or two.

The rolls from Dollar Tree are relatively small (I want to say 10 yd each). The helmet was a full two rolls. The armor was a roll and a half in total. I had about half a roll left for touchups and keeping all of the armor on my arms, legs, etc.
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