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Photo Booth Picture Strip

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I made this costume for the NYC Halloween Parade in 2009 - it's a Picture Strip from a Photo Booth, featuring 3 silly pictures of me (enlarged to life size and mounted on Foam Core) and "live" box with my face, all wearing the same outfit and mugging for the camera.  Materials used: Various sized wooden dowels and flat wood trim pieces Long, Flat Aluminum Bar Strips - at least 5 feet tall Belt Spray Glue White and black Duct Tape Hot Glue Black Foam Core Starched cheesy background Curtain Silly Enlarged Pictures of yourself wearing the outfit you plan to wear on Halloween Large white pieces of foam core for mounting pictures Foam Rubber Scraps for comfort padding 2 screws to connect shoulder arms to aluminum strips Battery powered light strips (optional)
 
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Step 1:

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First, I made a tacky orange curtain that I ironed and starched "accordion" style for the backround in the pictures, and then posed for some silly faces shots with the curtain behind me and wearing the outfit I planned to wear on Halloween night (pay close attention to the weather!).   Once I picked 3 pics I wanted for the picture strip, I enlarged them and printed them to life size, then mounted these onto foam core.  

Step 2:

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I ran 2 long flat, bendable aluminium strips (see picture) on either side and curved the picture strip inward a little, also to accomodate lighting since I made it for an outdoor evening parade.  In between each picture, I used flat rulers/wood trim as separators that the pictures mounted on foam core was taped to.  To connect everything, I used strips of white duct tape to make it uniform.  
I love this idea, and you pulled it off so well! Bravo!
Alexuma (author)  davidandora1 year ago
I was just admiring your busts, as well - ingenious and terrific execution :)
:)
poofrabbit1 year ago
Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest!!! Can’t wait to see if you win! Good luck!
Alexuma (author)  poofrabbit1 year ago
Thank you :) Fingers crossed!
kcli1 year ago
Ha...really cute! You got my vote!
poofrabbit1 year ago
This is so clever!
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This is so creative. Awesome job. :D
I like how you added the lights, it makes everything come together.