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I created this pizza costume for a volunteer fundraiser for charity.  I wanted to make a costume that would open and close/ expand and contract. After lots of brainstorming and trial and error... I made this! 
This instructable shows you how to make the basic wings. You don't have to turn it into a pizza, it could be anything- a quesadilla, a sun... the possibilities are endless!

Pardon the saggy crust on the top- I explain that in the final step.

Full pizza pic by Chris Castillo, collapsed pizza pic by Pak Lai.
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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These are all the supplies you will need to make both halves of the pizza.

You will need:
  • 14 yard sticks (thick & strong ones, not wimpy & bendable)
  • 2 beige king-size bed sheets (thrift store- they don’t have to perfectly match, just be similar)
  • tape measure
  • pins
  • sewing machine with thread & heavy duty needle (like for jeans)
  • marker (brown or any color that will blend in on a pizza)
  • drill
  • drill bit (I used size 3/16)*
  • 2- 3” bolts (I used Pan Phillips Machine 10-24 x 3)*
  • 8 washers (I used size 3/16 I also used size #10 lock washers. Use either or both, it doesn't make too much of a difference)*
  • 4 nuts (I used hex nuts size 10-24)*
  • 2 cap nuts (I used size 10-24)*    
  • needle
  • thread (strong, like upholstery thread)    
  • fabric for toppings- I used sequined fabric (because I wanted to be a glamorous pizza) in red (pepperoni), green (bell pepper), gold (mushroom) and silver (anchovy). Or you can choose to just paint them. The choices for toppings are endless!
  • fabric paint: 3 jars of red (I used Jacquard Textile Paint, in True Red and Ruby Red (marinara sauce) and 1 jar of white (I used Jacquard Textile Paint in OP. White) mixed with 1 jar of Yellow (I used Jacquard Textile Paint in Yellow cheese). See pic below (The pic shows a different brand on the far right which I had to get because the store was out of red Jacquard Textile Paints.  I don't recommend Dye-na for your pizza because it is very watery)
  • brush
  • sponge (I used an old dish sponge- without a scouring pad on one side. I cut it into an “X”)
  • belt to cut (thick and strong, like a boy scout belt)- thrift store
  • a wearable sturdy belt (wide, sturdy, with eyelets)- thrift store
  • ice pick
  • plastic bags (grocery bags, or any kind of plastic packaging that you can use for stuffing)
  • wooden stick or dowel (something to push the stuffing in)
  • sticks, dowels, scraps of wood, chop sticks, broken plastic hangers (anything to glue on the back  as reinforcement)
  • glue gun (high temp)
  • glue sticks
  • iron-on fusing (to attach toppings)
  • iron
  • old t-shirt or rag
  • scissors
*you can use any size, as long as the drill bit, bolt, washers, nuts and cap nuts all match in size.
fireoutofclay11 months ago
Wow, this awesome! I think this would make great peacock costume, too. I'm so making this.
Erratic.Chromatic (author)  fireoutofclay11 months ago
I love that idea of making a peacock- I felt like a proud peacock-pizza in it! Thanks for commenting!
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Thank you!
repguy202011 months ago
Nicely done. The yardsticks acting as battens to keep the pizza flat is genius. As in earlier comments, this could be easily adapted to make a peacock costume. Very nice instructable.
Erratic.Chromatic (author)  repguy202011 months ago
Thank you so much! I tried dowels first but they weren't strong enough. It would be a beautiful peacock- I want to try that out. This is my first instructable, I really appreciate the feedback!
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