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LEGO Man Costume

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This is my first instructable so I apologize if its long winded but I'll do my best to explain :)
 
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Step 1: Planning!! And Supplies

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I used a combo of tutorials and inspiration from Pinterest and Instructables to come up with my plan. My biggest concern was keeping the costume in the right proportions. You'll find the head piece made from styrofoam rings or cement forming tubes. I chose to use the tube bc I figured it'd have a smoother finish and be less mess.
Things you'll need:
12-inch concrete forming tube (Home Depot)
2 12-inch smooth/rounded foam wreaths
White see-through speaker fabric
Sheets of yellow craft foam
Yellow plastic electrical tape (yellow duct tape didn't quite match my foam, the electrical tape was a perfect match)
Cardboard for body
Styrofoam for hats and hands
Kozies (those beer can sleeves)
Spray glue
Masking tape
Duct tape
Scissors/styrofoam cutters/paint

Step 2: Making The Head

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Cut a 9 inch tall piece from your concrete forming tube.

Tape on the foam wreaths, one on each end.

Cut mouth hole. Plan for a large open mouth, so you can see out of it.

Add a cardboard circle to the top to close it off. I then cut an inner circle into the middle of the cardboard top for ventilation (these things get hot). Cut a 2-inch strip of yellow foam and join ends to make a circle. Insert in top hole and tape in place. This creates that nub on top but also keeps the hole open.

Cover mouth hole with speaker fabric.

Draw faces onto yellow craft foam. Attach to tube with spray adhesive. Cover seams and rounded edges with yellow tape. (I originally used yellow duct tape but it didn't match well enough so I went back over with the electrical tape)

**The mouths were about 2 inches from bottom of head. I free handed the faces but you could find printables and blow them up to the correct size.
jmartin90 (author) 5 months ago
You could definitely do the hats out of paper mache covered chicken wire. I just had access to a whole lot of free styrofoam.
rkercheval5 months ago
That is pretty cool, just wondering if you can make the hats out of paper mâché??
pnguyen205 months ago
Awesome!
jmartin90 (author) 5 months ago
Thank you!'
HollyMann5 months ago
Great job with your first Instructable - looks awesome!!! :)
Kiteman5 months ago
Very cool.
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