Introduction: Pac Man and the Ghosts Costumes

My kids decided that wanted to be Pac Man and the 4 ghosts for Halloween.  So that put me and DaDee on task of creating all 5 costumes. 

Step 1: Supplies

To Build Pac Man we used

2 hula hoops
Some PVC piping we had around
Duct Tape
Cardboard
Yellow Fabric
Black Fabric and glue
Old backpack
Fabric glue

For the Ghosts we used
Pink, Orange, Red, and Blue cheap fabric
White and Black Felt sheets

Step 2: Creating Pac Mans Frame

We took our PVC pipes and created 3  I shapes with 2 t shaped pieces and length of pipe.  Then we split the hula hoop circle and slide the I shapes on to the hula hoops to attach the two hoops together.  Then wrapped each connection in duct tape to keep them in place.  We then took the back pack and looped the straps over the top support bar and duct taped it in place.   We then we covered the hula hoops with the card board to reinforce the sides.



Step 3: Covering the Frame

To cover the frame we laid out the yellow fabric and then place the frame on the fabric and pulled it up around the frame and duct taped it on the inside of the costume.  Repeat for the other side.  Then at my son's request we made a black pouch for Pac Man's mouth so that people good actual "feed" his treats to Pac Man.  We attached the fabric to the top support and then looped it down past the next support creating a pouch to hold his candy.

To create the face. I traced a cup to create the eye shape and cut out the circle, then cut out a triangle out of the circle to make the correct shape. We attached the eye with fabric glue.   We then cut 2 large pie shapes and glued those on to form his mouth.

Step 4: The Ghosts

The ghosts were much easier.  We cut a small oval on the fold of the fabric and place it over the head of the child who would be wearing that color.  Then trimmed the fabric with pinking shears to fit the child and still maintain the ghost shape.  I then stitched around the neck hole to reinforce it however depending on the fabric you chose it may not be necessary.  We then cut out the white part of the eye for each costume and the black circles for each costume.  I stitched the black to the whites and then stitched those to the costume.  I made each costume look a different direction to mimic how the ghosts moved around on the game. 

The ghosts were the easiest costume I have ever made.  Everyone loved their outfits and they had a blast wearing them

Comments

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RebeccaC111 (author)2016-10-15

Great idea! We're in the middle of making our own, but we reached a problem! How did you get fabric to cover the perimeter of the circle? I know this is a few years old, so hopefully you're still checking this and remember! Thanks!

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MaMeex5 (author)RebeccaC1112016-10-15

We cut the fabric bigger then the frame then wrapped it over the edge and duct taped it to the inside. I believe I also cut the fabric to get rid of excess.

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vveit1 (author)2014-08-30

Thank you for sharing!!

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wild_thing_carol (author)2012-09-19

I really love these, they're all so cute together. I love theme costumes, I have three little brothers and this year they're going as the avengers. Anyway, cute costumes!

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britney32548 (author)2011-10-09

it's soooooooo cute you should make ms.pacman too. that will tie it all together.thanks for the great idea

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WALKEREN (author)2011-10-03

So creative and so adorable! I love the packman costume! They're all great. Thanks for sharing!

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halo 3 (author)2011-05-04

what thay are cute but i hate the pac man costume but the ghosts are very cute defenly the baby

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MaMeex5 (author)halo 32011-05-04

You don't have to like the pac man costume, it made my son happy and that is what is important. Glad you enjoyed the ghosts. Thank you for taking the time to share your opinions.

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MaMeex5 (author)2011-05-04

Yours turned out great. Good job

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kjclarke (author)2011-04-30

i love your idea i think i will do that but with Clyde (orange ghost)

also if you put a bright pin the color of the costume it would look good too

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TwoSpoony (author)2011-01-26

So adorable. It's good that you designed them so that the kids can see, which can be a safety issue with other Pacman costumes. Plus, you get to see their smiling faces.

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tarzioo (author)2010-10-18

these are GREAT costumes!!!

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happyjo (author)2010-10-17

Really adorable!

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shaggyjay (author)2010-10-12

Tastefully cute!!

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dummy1977 (author)2010-10-08

awesome job. here is the piece of crap, pre-made pac-man costume I had when i was a kid:

Pac-Man-Halloween-Costume1.bmp
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ChrysN (author)2009-11-08

Very cute!

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