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
Black Fabric and 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.