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How to make a Lego "Superman" costume

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For Wizard world 2012, I thought i wasn’t going to have enough time to build an intricate costume.. so why not just build a lego one~ sounded easy enough.. it took me about 5 days total. I was thinking about which lego person to be, and then i thought, “Why not use this to surprise some kids at a hospital?”.. so, that meant it had to be a well known hero… which hero is more well known than SUPERMAN!

Special notes:
-This costume is ridiculously warm to walk around in. You will be perspiring a lot. Make sure you have alot of water and maybe even a handler to help. 


Materials:


-Cardboard

-styrofoam (home depot)

-high density foam

-craft foam

-hot glue

-red felt (cape)

- 10” concrete tube (home depot)

-masking tape

-velcro

-roll of construction paper/ or poster board

-blue shirt

-red socks
 
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Step 1: Chest

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Cut out each shape from the diagram . You should have 2 pieces of piece A. make sure that the top of the pentagon fit about your shoulders. and the bottom should be about your waist line.

(Pic B) is used as one side.. Pic C and Pic D combine together to make a type of door for the opposite side. this way, you can slide in and out of the chest piece. Hot Glue everything together, EXCEPT for C and D. Use masking tape so that the pieces can “swing”. put velcro on C and D to keep it closed.


Step 2: Shoulders

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For the shoulder area, you will make another “door” to slide into. Use tape to attach E and F to front and back (make sure it is on the side with C+D).. use velcro to have the pieces stick to one another. that is the side you enter the chest.. Glue F in place.
frankskupien6 months ago
how hard was it to walk? put on and take off the costume? I'm thinking about installing some fans!
SpicyPandaCreations (author)  frankskupien6 months ago
you can walk, as the legs are wide enough. however, you can't climb stairs since you cant bend at your knees very well. also, you do need help getting in and out of it. once you slip on the arms, they dont bend either. and yes, a fan would be awesome! unless you want a personal sweat suit. i just got used to the sweat rolling down my face.
gzank66 months ago
damn that is awesome... well done
amazing Alex7 months ago
Cool
Tazmjm698 months ago
I think it turned out great, looks just like a real Lego mini figure
beme20138 months ago
I think it would look more like a Lego if it had a wider head.
poofrabbit8 months ago
This looks awesome nicely done!
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