Designing the costume was a school project introduction to systems engineering. In the activity, students deisgned and built an individual costume. Students practiced drawing technically and creating a plan of procedures. The students also learned to use precision and caution when cutting materials needed for this project. Trial and error and developing functionable 3-dimensional products were other valuable skills that were learned.
I designed, developed, and modeled a non fish marine life turtle costume.
The costume had to fit a middle school aged child, around the ages of 10 to 13, and be used outdoors for trick - or - treating and play activites under minimal adult supervision. The costume could be made easily by adults using slotted construction. The costume can also be stored using flat pack design. The costume had to be marine themed as well.
The materials used for this costume were restricted to recyclable cardboard. Adhesives were also not permitted for costume construction.