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Make a Toy Soldier Halloween Costume for less than $50 (Or cheaper!)

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This instructable will show you how to create a "toy soldier" Halloween costume. Sure to win any local costume contest! But don't keep it all to yourself, get together with a few friends, and create a whole army of soldiers!
 
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Step 1: Supplies!

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Below is a list of supplies that I used. Feel free to add additional items, or adjust the items to fit your specific needs. I found a trip to the local army surplus store to be very helpful. A simple Google search for "army surplus store" should locate the closest one to you.

Basic needs:

Base Plate
Boots
Pants
Jacket
Belt
Belt Accessories (Pouches, Ammo, Grenades, etc.)
Face Paint
Helmet
Plastic Gloves
Plastic Toy Gun
Spray Paint (3-4 cans)

Tools:
Ventilation Mask
Jig-saw*
Sander*
Router*

* These are the tools I used to create the base plate. The base plate could easily be made from foam, or a thin piece of plywood, but I felt the thickness of the wood really gave the costume that extra edge.
gazoutg11 months ago
can you sit on your 'destination' couch and chairs? wont paint stain their furnitures?
iOskr1 year ago
Looks great!!!
Toebak1 year ago
this is great
poofrabbit1 year ago
Love it!