Introduction: Set Sail in This Simple Cardboard Boat Costume

This boat costume was created for a school project. The project was to construct a marine themed costume for a middle school aged student. This costume had to be made completely out of recycled cardboard and assembled using slotted construction. This unique project was a cross between an individual project and a group project. The individual aspect was to envision, design, and produce a costume.  The group had to have a well connected theme, our group's was boats.

Design Brief:
I designed and created a marine themed costume, made completely out of recycled cardboard using slotted construction. The costume is also flat pack design so it is easily stored.

Specifications:
1. Marine themed
2. Middle school aged child must be able to wear this costume
4. Must resemble a boat.
5. Able to be worn on stage

Limitations:
1. Made only of cardboard, no tape, no glue, or any other type of permanent fasteners.
2. Made using only slotted construction

Material List:
ITEM     MATERIAL DESCRIPTION       QTY        SIZE         REMARKS- PART
S1              Recycled Cardboard               1         3ft x 4 ft            Right side
S2              Recycled Cardboard               1         3ft x 4 ft             Left side

Parts:
Side 1 (P1)
Side 2 (P2)

Tools:
Cutting mat (T1)
Utility knife (T2)
Ruler (T3)
Marker (T4)
Pen(T5)
 

Step 1: Part 1 (right Side)

1. Place the cardboard (S1) horizontally on top of the cutting mat (T1).

2. Using a ruler (T3), measure 2" from the right edge of the cardboard and draw a line 18" long from the top edge down with the marker (T4).

3. Use a pen (T5), score the cardboard along the line.

4. Use the utility knife (T2) to cut the cardboard along the scored line.

5. Using a ruler (T3), place a small mark in the center of the bottom edge. Using the ruler (T3) and marker (T4), draw a straight line from the top left corner to the mid-point mark on the bottom edge.

6. Using the pen (T5), score the cardboard along the line drawn in Step 5.

7. Using the utility knife (T2), cut the cardboard along the scored line.

8. Using a ruler (T3), measure from the upper, left corner 3" across the top edge. From this point, make a 2" vertical cut.
 

Step 2: Part 2 (left Side)

1. Place the cardboard (S2) horizontally on top of the cutting mat (T1).

2. Using a ruler (T3), measure 2" from the left edge of the cardboard and draw an 18" line from the bottom edge up with the marker (T4).

3. Use a pen (T5), score the cardboard along the line.

4. Use the utility knife (T2) to cut the cardboard along the scored line.

5. Using a ruler (T3), place a small mark in the center of the bottom edge. Using the ruler (T3) and marker (T4), draw a straight line from the top right corner to the mid-point mark along the bottom edge.

6. Using the pen (T5), score the cardboard along the line drawn in Step 5.

7. Using the utility knife (T2), cut the cardboard along the scored line.

8. Using a ruler (T3), measure 3" along the top edge starting from the upper right corner. From this point, measure 2" down. Place a mark. From the bottom edge, make a vertical cut up to the mark.

Step 3: Assemblance of Boat Costume (step 1)

1. With the two sides (P1 & P2) next to each other, slide the left side (P2) down, over the right side (P1) so that the 2" cut section is behind the other piece. It will have the shape of a trapezoid.

Step 4: Assemblance of Boat Costume (step 2)

2. Fold the pieces toward each other with the 2" tabs to the inside.

Step 5: Assemblance of Boat Costume (step 3)

3. Slide the tip of the left side (P2) over the tip of the right side (P1).

Comments

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roboboy__ (author)2016-02-27

dude, seriously?