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.
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.
1. Middle school aged child must be able to wear this costume
2. Marine themed
3. Flat pack, slotted construction
1. 100% cardboard, no tape, no glue, no permanent fasteners
2. Should be able to wear as Halloween costume or play costume
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.
Side 1 (P1)
Side 2 (P2)
-Cutting mat (T1)
-Utility knife (T2)
Step 1: Side 1 (S1), Left Side
Square for holder- centered in middle, ½ ft squared
Base- 2 ft high, 4 ft wide
Twin chimneys- ½ ft away from left edge, ½ ft wide each, left chimney stack ½ ft tall, smoke ½ ft tall, smoke width starts ½ ft on bottom, decreases in width as height increases. Right chimney stack right next to left, ¾ ft tall, smoke ¼ ft tall, ½ ft wide decreasing in width as height increases
Single chimney on right side- 1 ft away from right edge, 1 ft from twin chimneys, ½ ft wide, ½ ft tall, smoke ½ foot tall, ½ ft wide, decreasing in width as height increases.
Step 2: Side 1 (continued)
Step 3: Side 1 (continued)
Slots- 6 total, 3 per side, 4 in. from bottom edge, 4 in. tall, ½ in. wide, 1 in. from outside edge, 2 in. apart
Step 4: Side 2 (S2), Right Side
Step 5: Side 2 (continued)
Step 6: Side 2 (continued)
For slots, copy side 1 (P1) on left side of cardboard. For tabs- refer to picture and repeat for each tab (3 total).
Step 7: Back (S3)
Width- 2 ½ ft wide, 2 ft tall, for tabs, refer to picture with tabs in step 6 for both sides.
Step 8: Back (continued)
Step 9: Assembling, (P1) and (P2)
Step 10: Assembling, (P1) and (P3)
Step 11: Assembling, (P2) and (P3)
Step 12: Final Product
This product is constructed with medium/regular size measurements.
If sizes are preferred to be changed for different sized children, multiply original measurements by the following:
medium: don't change
*painting is optional, however, be sure to paint both sides equally or cardboard will warp
*plan of procedures attached