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When Ghostbusters first came out in 1984.
I just got out of the US Army.
My older brother had originally made this costume back in 1984.
26 year ago.

So, today I tried to duplicate what I remember from then.
As, I thought it was a very good costume.
I believe he took 1st place at some costume parties.

The costume is fairly easy to make.
Cheap too.
Costume total cost was under $25.

There are many different ways to do things, so I am showing
you the way I did it.
If you know of a better or cheaper way, let us know.

( I believe, there may be a Ghostbusters III coming out in 2012!)

Now onto the instructable...

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Step 1: Items Needed To Make The Costume

These are the items I used to make the Ghostbuster costume.

Materials Needed
$10    1 - 2" x 4' x 8' sheet of white foam (at your local home store)
$6       Paint (sample cans at your local home store)
            red and White
$4      1 - White Sheet (or take the one off your bed!)
$1      6 - Ceiling hooks
$1      6 - Rubber Bands
$3      Transparency film (or just freehand the drawing!)

Tools Needed
Jig saw
Overhead projector (or freehand draw it)
3/4 drill bit (for the eye holes)
Epoxy or white glue
Sandpaper (100 grit and 220 grit)

Now, onto transferring the logo to the foam...
<p>I love this costume!! I'm definitely going to try to make it.. What would you say the dimensions of the head are?</p>
Great job Angus. Ty
Angus, says &quot;Thank you! ruff, ruff!&quot; <br>
Thank you so much for posting this! I'm a teacher and when my department decided to dress up as the Ghostbusters, I just knew I had to do something to make it special. It was a big hit! My students - and my friends - were very impressed. It took a long time, but it looks amazing.
Ok, I just viewed your picture, again! <br>GReat job, but...what is with all the money along the wall? <br>Just curious?
Awesome!<br>GREAT job!<br><br>You got it to the &quot;T&quot;!<br><br>Glad you enjoyed the instructable!<br>Make sure and give me a vote!
Love this show back in the day!
Great show, thanks for viewing my instructable!
WOW <br>
This costume got my vote. I only cast a few vote but this is one on the best. Good Luck!!
mine to, really creative!
Thank you!!<br><br>It was a hit!!
i made this costume for halloween last night, and it worked perfectly! thanks!
great idea
This is ridiculously awesome! <br />It looks like a wall-mount, I was surprised to realize there's a person underneath. Great job!
Thanks for the kind comment!<br><br>
Had some friends at a protest back in the day who fiberglassed a giant foam logo like that - made it strong enough to mount on a post outside long-term.
Did you want to borrow mine? lol
Very Nice! I like how accurate it is, you have to look close before you can distinguish the picture of you in the costume from the actual image logo. <br>When I used to be more of an actor our set guy made most of our large props and backgrounds from sheet styrofoam like that, if I recall correctly his preferred method of cutting/slicing/detailing the foam was by heating a butter knife with a propane torch and then it goes through the foam like magic without leaving a huge mess of white bits. Never tried it myself but after seeing this I just might, thanks!
Why not white gloves instead of the foam cutout hands? <br>The &quot;no sign&quot; might break easily. if you glue cardboard or paneling to the back, it'll strengthen it against accidental bumps.
yea i agree if you use what are called Cartoon gloves then you could hold stuff and or do the peace sign fromGB2
Yeah, good idea.<br>Cartoon gloves.<br>I was thinking of regular white gloves.<br><br>GREAT thought!
Hello,<br>I tried white gloves, and it just is not the same.<br>The hands would be too small, then.<br><br>As, for the &quot;no sign&quot; breaking, it is 2 inch thick foam.<br>It is pretty reliable.<br><br>You could break it easy over your knee, but other then that I think it would be fine.<br>I wanted to keep it lite!<br><br>Thanks for the tips, though..<br>And don't forget to give me a vote!
this is truly great. i applaud you.
Step 2 is almost worthy of an instructable on its own. That's a great technique for scaling up a printout.
This is for sure a first. I really don't think that anyone has done a Ghostbusters costume like this one before. Top Marks on originality.
Awesome! I love it.

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