This costume was made for a school project. A few rules were set regarding the design and construction of the costume. The entire class was broken up into groups. Within the groups was one common theme related to the marine world. One example was the theme of marine invertebrates.  The design is intended for middle school children ages eleven to thirteen. The costume was to be used as either a halloween costume or a costume for a play.

My plan was to design and construct a marine themed costume entirely out of cardboard, making as few parts as possible. The costume is safe to wear and can be taken apart and stored in a flat pack.

The design is functional. The wearer will not need to worry about the costume falling apart by itself. The costume is easily assembled and inexpensive to make. This design is great for kids ages eleven to thirteen, but the measurements can be altered to fit people of all ages and sizes.

The whole design was made out of cardboard and was assembled using slotted construction. That means there were no fasteners or adhesives used to put the costume together.

Step 1: Material List

Item S1
Description: Single Ply Cardboard
Size: 48.75" x 47.25"
Quantity: 1
Remarks: This will be cut into smaller pieces, and you may have some extra cardboard.

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