This is my first post to this since I only discovered the site today. So many great things on here I thought i'd share the Jet Pack costume I made last year.
I made this for Halloween last year and it was great fun, especially when people couldn't figure out how my legs were floating haha
Anyway, i'm looking forward to adding more to the site over the next while :)
Step 1: Some of the Materials
Here are some of the materials I used.
Silver Spraypaint used for the cones on the cylinders
Yellow Spraypaint Used for the shoes
Red Spraypaint Used for the pants
Red, Yellow and Orange tinsel used to create the firey pants
Pair of old pants (red if possible in case the thinsel seperates)
Doublesided tape for holding tinsel in place on pants
Thread for attaching tinsel to pants
Tinfoil used to coat the cylinders
Backpack used to mount the jetpack
Corrigated Cardboard – lightweight yet sturdy enough create solid cylinders
Birdfeeders used for the top and bottom of the cylinders (they just happened to be the right size so I went with them)
An old belt to support hinge mechanisim
5ft ¾” wavin pipe, 2 T-joints, 2 elbow joints
Wavin glue to to secure hinge mechanisim
1 pair of thights (pantyhose)
Multiple newspapers to stuff the thights with
Oh, and old reliable ducktape for, well, you know, EVERYTHING :)
Step 2: The Hinge Mechanism
The hinge mechanism I used to allow the legs to lift.
**Apologies for all the bananas, I had uploaded these to Imgur last year. (the banana was for scale)
Step 3: The Legs
The finished legs :)
Step 4: Flames
Probably the coolest pants I've ever had. Pity I put the flames on upside down, the red should be at the bottom :(
In order to make these I first spraypainted a pair of sweatpants red and yellow to correspond with where the tinsel would be going. This is so should you snag the pants anywhere, the colour can still be seen underneath.
Once the pants were dry I lay strips of double sided sticky tape all along the legs. I removed the backing as I went and placed the tinsel in place. This allowed the tinsel to stay in place for the next step.
Once the tinsel was stuck to the pants i then sowed the tinsel in place for additional support. This method seems to work as these pants survived two nightclubs and a full days work (yes I went to work wearing this haha)