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
Description: Single Ply Cardboard
Size: 48.75" x 47.25"
Remarks: This will be cut into smaller pieces, and you may have some extra cardboard.
Step 2: Tools and Equipment List
Use: To protect tables or carpet from the utility knife.
Use: To slice the cardboard.
Use: To take measurements and assist in drawing straight lines.
Use: To draw outline of pieces and mark places to be cut.
Step 4: Making the Fins
1. Draw two 9" x 9" squares on the cardboard (S1) using a pencil (T4).
2. Inside each square, draw with a pencil (T4) a fin of a squid with a 3" by 4.5" tab to connect to the body (P2).
3. Cut out using the utility knife (T2).