Be Patriotic!  Go as the great Presidents of the United States!

Here, you can see me as Teddy Roosevelt, mostly because I wear glasses.

This costume is very simple to create, being mostly made of paper mache.

Step 1: Materials

Paper Mache:
- Newspapers, torn into 1-to-2 inch wide strips
- Water, semi-warm
- white school glue
- Flour

Frame / Rest of the Costume:
- Several scrap pieces of wood (I used some old baseboard molding)
- Chicken wire (hardware store, very cheap, 'cause you only need a few feet)
- Masking tape
- Spray paint (I used a grey primer, then some "rock texture" overlay to give depth)
- Old blue jeans - sacrified for shoulder straps
- Old bed sheet
- Staple gun and Staples
- Work gloves for molding the chicken wire
- Wire cutters (for trimming the chicken wire)
- Zip ties to attach masks to the chicken wire
- President Masks (I did Lincoln, Washington, and Jefferson since I wear glasses)
Jefferson: http://www.halloweenstore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=16-02
Washington: http://www.halloweenstore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=16-01
Lincoln: http://www.halloweenstore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=16-04
- Grey face makeup (or clown white and some black, mix your own -- that's what I did)
- Grey hair spray
<p>where can I buy the masks for making this as I am in the UK and going to a party in July? </p>
<p><a href="http://www.cappelsinc.com/catalog.asp?prodid=688537" rel="nofollow">http://www.cappelsinc.com/catalog.asp?prodid=68853...</a></p><p><a href="http://www.cappelsinc.com/catalog.asp?prodid=688529" rel="nofollow">http://www.cappelsinc.com/catalog.asp?prodid=68852...</a></p><p>and I can't find the Jefferson mask anymore... sorry. </p>
<p>I love it when someone puts this kind of commitment into a unique costume. Great job. </p><p>I also love the intro, where it says the costume is &quot;simple to create.&quot; ; p</p>
We did not go full Teddy but we followed most of your directions to a T. Thank you for helping us make our daughter's post-South Dakota trip to &quot;be Mount Rushmore for Halloween&quot; come true. We heard the phrase &quot;that is wonderful&quot; more than a few times. Thank you so much for sharing your methods and creativity; your brought a lot of smiles to our Halloween. Best to you and yours.
It looks great! Wonderful job!
Five stars, three cheers, two thumbs up, a round of drinks, and a couple bong hits. Stand tall and be proud!! Keep this costume handy and offer your services to political candidates as a spokesman in the upcoming election cycle. You would have been a hit at &quot;Occupy Wall Street&quot;
Good idea! Thanks for the compliments.
Awesome idea for a unusual and unique costume! I hope u continue making them who knows maybe one day u start a business so I can buy one :))) <br>
Thanks! You can see some of our other costumes here: https://picasaweb.google.com/bghess/ItalianHalloween http://www.flickr.com/photos/mazinbenny
I am doing a project for South Dakota this looks great. I am going to make it. Was it fun to make???? I hope so :D
I'm not sure if it was only my mom and her siblings, or my mom and dad AND Mom's siblings, but they all got together for a costume party and made a four-person Mt. Rushmore costume.
ROTFLMAO!! What an awesome idea for a costume, and hilarious at the same time!! I can just imagine the first time you tried to go through a door... *THUNK* (headpiece jamming against doorframe) *THUD* as you topple over backwards xD
Nice project!<br />
lol. (yes i actually laughed out load when i saw this)
was it heavy?<br />
&nbsp;No, not at all! &nbsp;That's the beauty of paper mache. &nbsp;I could easily pick up the whole thing with one hand... I'd guess it to only be 5 pounds or less. &nbsp;It was more awkward than anything else... ie. I had to turn sideways to walk through doorways.
That's cute!&nbsp; I loved it.
Cool, I like it.
Ha Ha Ha!! Very clever!!!<br />
very nice job!&nbsp; Fun and well executed.&nbsp; Great job!<br /> <br />

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