This year I wanted to build costumes for my family from scratch. Since I am a Retro Gamer, I wanted to make a cool costume for my three year old. The Original Mega Man from the NES was what I had decided on. What follows are the steps that I took to create the Mega Man costume for my son. All of these steps can be sized up for an older child, or even an adult.
This costume was built as cheaply as I could make it. Many of the components came from local thrift shops like Goodwill. You should be able to find suitable materials to replicate my work.
There are a lot of steps, so I will break them up into the major components.
Step 1: Mega Man's Helmet (Materials and Tools)
I was not looking to spend alot of money, so I tried picking stuff up from the Goodwill's in the area around me. The actual helmet alluded me the longest. I decided on going to Walmart and picking up one the right size.
The first step after I got the helmet was to extend the back/ears and add details like the widow's peak to make it look more like Mega Man's. But first here is a list of Tools and Materials that I used to create the helmet:
Hot Glue Gun
Heavy Duty Scissors
Hot Glue Sticks