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LEGO Halloween Costume(using recycled materials)

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Do you love Legos? Do you want to be one? Well now you can be one. I made these for halloween last year and it was a BIG hit. People are still taking about it. All you need is a few things from around the house, finding a better way to use things that would be thrown out.

This is a relativity easy project.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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A cardboard box (big enough for you to fit in)
Duct Tape
6 Paper bowls
String
Spray Paint
Razor Blade/Scissors

Step 2: The Framework

The Box:
My box is 19" x 28" x 16"
Head hole=8.5" dia.
Arm holes=7.25" dia.

You may need to cut the box and tape it back together to make it fit you.

The Bowls:
Cut off the rim
Poke 2 holes in bowl
Add string and knot off the end

Step 3: Add the Paint

Paint the Box and the bowls seperate. When you paint the bowls and the string aswell. This may take several coats of paint.

Do the painting outside!

Step 4: Add the Bowls

Once the paint is dry you can add the bowls. Poke a the scissors or a pen through the box. This is where the bowls will be attached to the box. Make 2 holes for each bowl. Once the string is through the box tie the 2 pieces together and tape them down. Repeat 5 more times.

Step 6: Suggestion

If you want to, you could add bowls on the back of the brick(facing inward) so 2 bricks could connect together.
mangogenie5 years ago
DUDE! That is an awesome idea for a costume! I was going to be Optimus Prime but I only have a week to make a costume and this is perfect!

THANKS!
optimus prime? :/ ok?
hlangille2 years ago
Thanks so much for the inspiration! I used the cut off bottoms of red beer cups to make my brick tops, and glued one on to a headband for a hat.

Here is a flipbook video of me in my lego block costume doing a silly dance. Cheers!

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=784141298339
kelsium4 years ago
Thanks for the idea! I did this for me and my husband. Everyone loved it! Also a tip...I used hot glue to spell out LEGO on the top of the blocks...cool effect. :)
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You guys look great! Except the arm flaps kinda take away from the costume a bit. Still very nice!
boston09 (author)  kelsium4 years ago
nice work. ill have to try the hot glue idea
benny80253 years ago
not the most frightening costume
inchman4 years ago

This is a great idea!

 

One question, why the string to attach the bowls?  I would use glue and then you don’t have the little dangly bits of string on the bowls.

 

Also, you could make a stencil that said “LEGO” and paint each top like a normal Lego brick.

 

Again, this is a GREAT idea and thanks for posting it!

With just the glue, the bowls would get detached quickly. I sewed the bowls with the cord and put a printed LEGO logo over the visible part of the cords...
marioalv3 years ago
Here's my try.
I printed out 7 LEGO logos in a color printer. Everyone asked me where did I buy the LEGO stickers :).

I also used a red cap and put a LEGO piece over the top of the cap. That was funny too...
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jannobis4 years ago
Thank you so much for this idea! I had lots of fun!
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boston09 (author)  jannobis4 years ago
Niice work!
hehehe i did this way back and grade 3 and everyone loved it!~
extraCrisp4 years ago
Great Instructable!!!  My wife and I made ours today, just in time.  They turned out great.  Thanks for the great instructions. 

Each block used 2 cans of spray paint. 

Have a great Halloween!!! 
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boston09 (author)  extraCrisp4 years ago

sweet

crapper12214 years ago
Hiya ur idea made me want to make a lego suit to for ma halloween party XD
Peekadosies5 years ago
That looks awesome!!!!!
I made a pop tart cosume using the same technique last year
Hot fudge sundae flavored
Mmmmm...
I have to see a picture of that, as I have a friend who might sell me her first born if I could pull off that costume. ;) 
knex_mepalm5 years ago
Its cool, P.S. If you ssearch up unitard on the internet, wear them, it looks better
 I wouldn't recommend that unless you live somewhere that is really warm at the end of October.  Otherwise you'd freeze your butt off.

Where I'm from, it's not uncommon to wear your winter coat to go trick or treating.
We have the EXACT opposite problem. . . it's suppose to be in the low 90's on Halloween. . . NINETY!!!! at the end of October?!?!  Too bad we can't split the difference.  ;)
 I hear that!  It was the worst when you were a kid here.. you'd make the best costume ever and no one would get to see it! lol
they have jackets on, how cold could it get?
I live where its insane to go trick - or - treatingwearing a jacket.
a_traceur5 years ago
I love legos!
MegaMaker5 years ago
I think I might do this next year.
thepelton5 years ago
Neat! I love them!
canida5 years ago
These look awesome!
stevie35 years ago
Good job! Very cool.
Spycrab5 years ago
can't believe there's only 1 comment here! :)
ve2vfd5 years ago
Ok, this is WAY too cool!!!