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Picture of Star Wars LEGO Halloween Costume
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Hello everyone at instructables,

Every year at Halloween my company has a department costume contest. Every year is also a challenge, as we can never agree on what to be as a group. While searching on the internet, we came across LEGOGuys.com and were instantly inspired. We each decided on the Lego character that we wanted to be and our individual month-long journeys began.

I decided to be a Storm Trooper after I found a round piece of styrofoam that would make a great helmet bottom. I took my son's tiny Lego Storm Trooper toy and photo copied it to get the proportions and the detail for the body and the gun. I have various photos showing each part of the body as I was making it. I especially have photos showing how the big gun was born. For the helmet, which is by far my favorite part, a mostly rectangular chunk of glued pieces of styrofoam took shape into the final product. It was a tough journey: working full time, 2 kids, a household to maintain, a few hours here and there everyday. My wife was not so happy I was using her sharp kitchen knives to carve my helmet and my gun, but it was worth it. At show time, we were larger than life! We had a Storm Trooper, Superman, a witch, a baker, and the Toy Story alien.

We won our department contest and after working so hard on this I had to wear it again. So 2 of us wore our costumes again on Halloween night and were an instant hit. We were stopped many times for kids and adults to take pictures with us. People were in awe at the fact that they were homemade. It was hard to walk as long as we did, so our wives helped us out part of the night and wore them also. It was a great night!

cooper15042 years ago
hi just wondering how did you make the body shape,before you painted and stuck on artwork
regards
orvis2 years ago
That's really fun! Excellent execution on a huge scale and great work on the helmet!

Seeing that you made the body from cardboard, how did you go about painting it? I can't see any obvious cardboard ripples in the final product, so did you draw/blow-up/print the legoman design on card and glue it on? I'm very curious.

Thanks!
alexzgar2010 (author)  orvis2 years ago
Hello Orvis,

The graphics are glued on. I took photos of the Lego figure, enlarged them and printed them on cardstock. I then cut out all the graphics and glued them on the body.

Thanks,
Alex
That makes good sense. Thanks for the reply!
cool
Thanks!! It was a lot work.
you used a storm trooper helmet on a clone body
Nicholin3 years ago
I'm still smiling. This was great; the only thing I thought of while watching was that the styrofoam needed to be more 'smooth' like the rest of the costume. I'm in agreement with your wife about using my kitchen knives for a craft project. *laugh*