This costume is fun homage to those simpler days, and it's sure to get attention at your Halloween party. You can play it by yourself or invite friends to take each paddle while you bounce the "ball" between them. It's quick and easy to put together and only requires about $15 in materials and an hour of time.
Step 1: Materials & Tools
- Black foam core board – 20″x30″
- White tape - duct tape, electrical tape, whatever you’ve got
- Styrofoam block at least 2″x4″x8″ (or enough smaller pieces sized as needed)
- Face paint – black and white
- Scrap cardboard – 6″x12″
- Elastic band – 1″ x 18″
- Skewer, metal coat hanger, or 1/8″ dowel
- X-Acto knife
Step 2: The Board
Cut some more of the tape into 1″ squares and apply it as a dotted line down the middle of the board, one inch between each piece. Skip the middle, because you’ll be cutting that out to put your face through.
What score do you want your game board to show? Cut some blocky, pixelated numbers from the tape and apply them at the top of the board on each side of the center line.
Cut a face-sized hole in the center of the foam core board, then tape or glue the elastic band on both sides of the opening in the back of the board. How much elastic to use depends on how big your head is.
Cut a 1/4″ slot along the short sides of the foam core board, far enough from the border that your paddle stays in bounds. The paddle handles will slide in these slots.