Here's a simple Kirby costume we made for Halloween.

Step 1: Create the Body

We bought the biggest and cheapest yoga ball we could find.

Overinflated it so it was big enough that my son could fit inside.

Then we paper mached the whole thing with 3-4 layers. I found it was easier to just rub the paste all over then stick large sheets of newspaper on top the rub more paste on that.

We had it sitting on a bucket that served as the opening in the bottom.

Once it was completely dry just deflate and remove the yoga ball.
<p>Did you put something inside so that the ball sat in the correct spot? I see this was a few years ago, sorry for the late question. My kids want to be Kirby and Waddle Dee and I have the ball and we will begin working on them, but curious about the inside. Thank you in advance!</p>
Whoops, I commented twice.
Can you salvage the exercise ball after using the paper m&acirc;ch&eacute; on it? Or does it get ruined? Sweet project, by the way.
Can you salvage the exercise ball after you paper m&acirc;ch&eacute; it? Or does it get ruined?
I really want to try to make this costume! <br>But do you know what size yoga ball you used?
pretty sure it was 70 or 75 cm ball.
<p>Was it hard?</p>
I just finished paper mache on the yoga ball. I did about 3.5 layers with glue/water mix and it's my first time doing paper mache so I'm really hoping it works. My son doesn't want the legs to be his so I'm going to put him in black pants and shoes and just make cardboard shaped red Kirby legs and attach them to the bottom of the ball - somehow. :)
Will it fit through a door?<br/>
good point. no it did not. luckily we built it in the garage.
Is supposed to be hard?
I just took a pink shirt and drew a Kirby face on it with crayon. I don't think it's as important for it to look like Kirby as it is to look cute. This year I'm being a Pikmin and trying to make the costume less like a Teletubby and more like a Pikmin. I think it worked.
Not that this isn't cute.
This level of awesomeness is just great!!

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