Okay, today i'm gonna show you how to make a Lakitu costume from Super Mario. We will start with a look on the material to use :
- Snow Carpet
- Hot Glue
- Cardboard or foam
- Big size color paper sheets (Green and White)
- Paint (Red, black)
- Old protection glasses
- Fishing rod
Step 1: Determining the Size
The first step is to make the cloud. I took some cardboard that I already had. I rolled up the cardboard to adjust it to my waist size. I glued erverything with hot glue.
Step 2: Finish the Cloud
Take your fake snow carpet and wrapped it all around your cardboard. You can put effects to your cloud to make "distortion" and not just a cylindrical cloud. (such as 'peaks' on sides like in the picture).
For eyes and mouths, you can either take black paper, cardboard or foam painted. Make a choice.
And as always I used hot glue.
Step 3: Protection Glasses
Latiku have "race glasses". The outline of his glasses is black. So, I took old protection glasses and I just draw the outline with a black marker.
Step 4: Shell
To make the shell I tooked the papercraft model of the blue shell in Mario. I cut only the blue part. Before printing, I enlarged this blue part according to my size. I had to print it on multiple pages...I drew the result on my big green paper and I assembled everything.
For the border of the shell (White part) I drew on my white sheet a circle (we can see it on the image).
I took some cord to attach it to my back.
Step 5: Stoplights + Fishing Rod
To make the StopLights, I used foam. As you can see, it is simply a rectangle prism with 3 holes. Over the holes, I drew a form on some foam (you can see it in the pictures, not accurate). I cut it and wrapped it around each holes.
I used a hook to attach the line to the stoplights.
Step 6: Finish Result + Decoration?
An easy and cheap DIY project for everyone. Hope you enjoyed it, any comment is welcome.
- John, from Canada