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A Simple Steamboat Cardboard Costume

This steamboat cardboard costume came about for a school project. The assignment was to construct a costume made of recycled materials. The point of this project was for students to practice roles of engineers and designers to make a product, thus, creating the flat pack costume design concept.

The job that the class took on was developing a line of costumes made from recycled cardboard. This cardboard then had to be able to slot together for assembly and taken apart for storage purposes. The costume would be ideal for people who wanted to make an easy costume while not spending much money for children to use under minimal supervision.

Design Brief:
I had to design and create a marine themed costume, made completely out of recycled cardboard using slotted construction with a flat pack costume design.

Specifications:
1. Middle school aged child must be able to wear this costume
2. Marine themed
3. Flat pack, slotted construction

Limits:
1. 100% cardboard, no tape, no glue, no permanent fasteners
2. Should be able to wear as Halloween costume or play costume

Materials, supply:
-Cardboard
Amount needed: (Tri-folds are convenient)
Side 1, left side (S1): approx. 4x3 ft.
Side 2, right side (S2): approx. 4x3 ft.
Back (S3): approx. 3x2 ft.

Parts:
Side 1 (P1)
Side 2 (P2)
Back (P3)

Tools:
-Cutting mat (T1)
-Utility knife (T2)
-Ruler (T3)
-Pencil (T4)
 
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techproject3 years ago
Hey Becky!!!!
beckybella502 (author)  techproject3 years ago
hi grace!!!
Kiteman3 years ago
beckybella502,

Could you ask the teacher that set this project to contact me by PM?

I have some ideas I'd like to discuss.