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!
-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.
-styrofoam (home depot)
-high density foam
-red felt (cape)
- 10” concrete tube (home depot)
-roll of construction paper/ or poster board
Step 1: Chest
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
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.