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Hey Everybody!  (Everybody!)

This instructable will show you how to make one of the coolest of the cool costumes ever - a full Homestar Runner Costume!

Seriously, you guys.
 
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Step 1: Getting Started - Materials

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You will need the following items for this costume:
  • 1" thick flexible foam - about 1 roll of 2' x 4' (shoes and head)
  • 3'x3' blue felt (bottom line on shoes)
  • 2'x4' red fabric (shirt)
  • 1 sheet of 1/4" thick flexible foam (for star on shirt)
  • 1 collapsible laundry hamper (for the body, I used the Household Essentials Pop-Up Spring Hamper-Mesh from Target)
  • Elastic band (for shirt neck and to keep the shoes on)
  • 1 4x8' sheet of stiff blue insulation foam (for head frame)
  • 1 2x5' sheet of white flannel (for the final layer on the head)
  • Stiff cardboard/cardstock (to stiffen the bill on the cap)
  • 1/4" thick black foam (for eyes)
  • Blue pipe cleaner (for propeller)
  • White tights (legs)
  • Hot Glue
  • Super Glue
  • yarn
  • staples
  • pins
Equipment:
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Sewing Machine
  • Scissors
  • Exacto knife
  • staple gun
Optional:  mp3 player with portable speaker for sound effects (which can be downloaded from the Homestar Wiki page)

I couldn't fit all of these items into a single picture, so please enjoy this Homestar-o-Lantern picture instead:

Step 2: Making the Shoes

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The shoes are very simple. 
  1. Measure two 14x16" half ovals out of 1" thick foam. 
  2. Cut 3" thick strips of blue felt and hot glue them around the foam pieces
  3. Fit the shoe covers over your shoes and tie elastic strips into them to hold them in place.
  4. Viola! Homestar shoe covers!

Step 3: Legs

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Homestar has white legs, so I went out to the store and bought some white tights/long thermal underwear.  Be sure to pick a pair that isn't too see through, or else you'll have to layer up! 
Tamela1296 months ago

That's awesome! Great costume!

chriscaplan made it!11 months ago

Thanks for the great tutorial! I used it and made a costume that I wore to fanime con 2014 this year. And I even had a Coach Z with me!

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LMO (author)  chriscaplan11 months ago

Good daub!

Great jorb! LOL CAN'T STOP LAUGHING FOR SOME APPARENT REASON! XD
Mauigerbil3 years ago
MAKE ME A STRONG BAD!!!!
or strong sad
or coach z
well done =)
mikeasaurus4 years ago
seriously, guys!
You and Marzipan together is funny stuff.
lindsey404 years ago
TEEN GIRL SQUAD!