This year for Halloween, I created a costume I have never seen executed anywhere else before...a Tiki-inspired volcano god.

To take it that extra step from 'unique' to 'epic', I wanted to add some degree special effects to the costume which could be easily and inexpensively constructed and did not need to rely on electronics (the thought of someone spilling a drink on my laptop is scarier than any Halloween monsters). I decided to build:
- A cheap, reusable confetti cannon to fire through the top (that does not require any sort of flame ignition)
- A smoke effect to come from the top of the costume (that does not require a heavy, electric smoke machine)

Here is a short video of the confetti 'eruption' and smoke effects I was able to achieve:

I would love your feedback - please leave me a comment below!

Step 1: Materials

Here's a list of the main materials I used to put together the costume:
- Fairly rigid plastic fencing
- Plastic fencing with finer holes
- A thermal lunch box
- A phone book
- Tissue paper
- Rope
- Plastic weather sheeting/shrink film
- Brown and white paint
- Rubber hosing
- 2 small funnels
- Confetti/sparkles
- Compressed air canister
- Shiny thin red fabric
- Zip ties
- Flour
- Packing/masking tape
- Dry ice
- Poster board
Awesome! I love the added effects! Really makes the costume.
Thank you!! The effects are what made it especially fun to put together!
I like this costume, the smoke and confetti put this over the top!
Thanks a lot! That's exactly what I was hoping they would do!

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