Are you tired of the dull life of the average sentient being? Have you ever wanted to sit back and ignore the problems of the world surfacing all around you?

Have you ever wanted to be a couch?

Of course you have. And now, with emerging technologies (tape and hot glue) and breakthrough materials (cardboard) your lifelong dreams can finally become reality.

Ladies, Gentlemen, and small extraterrestrial beings from unidentified planets, I present....


What is the sofa suit, you may wonder?
Basically, its a transforming man-to-sofa halloween costume, and when its completed, you can do some funny things with it, especially on halloween.
Just think: setting a bowl of candy on your lap and jumping up when kids come near, then watching them run screaming down the street.

in short, you can be your own Transformer.
Except, unlike a transformer, you can actually do something useful.

How, you might ask, does the fabled Sofa-Suit work? A hat, with a built in hatch for visibility, conceals one's head. A sort of torso-box thingy, to which arms and legs are attached, covers (obviously) the torso. The limbs are each made from two connected boxes...and so on and so forth.

Geoffrito and I worked together on this, as although its my idea, he really wanted to help (edit: he also designed most of it and was the true genius in the project) :)
Since we know each other (same school) I ought to include him as another collaborator, yay.

Anyway, moving on.

Step 1: Planning

Of course, most every big-ish project needs some kind of planning, unless, I mean, you're some kind of amazing god or deity.

Measure the Length, Width, and Height of The body Parts indicated in the yellow boxes...
The Lower Arm,
The Head,
The Chest,
The Thigh,
And the Shins.

After getting the measurements, you'll want to add an inch or two to the length and width, for room, depending on how much space you'd like. I'm going for two inches.

The measurements are used to cut and shape cardboard, to make a frame for the rest of the sofa.

*See, Don't think that you can simply do this project without measurements, for to create a decent transformation, some parts must be uniform with the rest.*

<p>Cute costume. Who plays the horn in the first picture? Is that a Conn 8D? </p>
<p>i gonna do it the last year</p>
lol... how do you go to the bathroom???
o daaaang, didn't think of that! i was really lucky that night then.
LOL! <br>Maybe your next costume should BE a potty! Potty at the party! <br>Nice 'ible, man! :)
Merlin's Beard! It's a Horace Slughorn costume! (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince reference)
Dumbledore's beard. Surely! <br>
wait, do you cut a flap for the face, or do you cut off the flap?
Alright! I finished! Here's a link to the slideshow I made:<br><br>https://www.instructables.com/id/Sofa-Suit-Credit-for-the-Design-goes-to-Ducky-Boy/<br><br>
I bought a boxen of donuts?
Well, its a cup with dirt in it! i call it cup of dirt.
I know its spelled with two t's!!
YES! Finally the comment thread I've been searching for! People who actually listen to said comedian. &quot;It's BriOn.&quot;
Haha,&nbsp; its spelled Bri ' AE76 and the letter Q!!!
actually theres no 6. You know, &quot; Bri ' AE the number 7 the letter Q! &quot;
Mmmm Moosen
mmm.... donuts.
Donutz is good....
Cool, I always wanted to try this (they did have a movie prop "suit" like this in the movie "Spy Hard" with Leslie Nielsen", though it did not appear that the suite looked as good as this. Afterall that was only a movie. Now I too can join the waiting hordes of "harmless" furniture waiting patiently to attack and take over the civilized world! BTW - have you thought of how to build into a recliner, or a love seat (kind of like the old Cow suit with two people, only side by side). Might be cool with your significant other. Also might be an interesting "covert observation" device. Or if you have kids, the kid could be the ottoman! HAH Great job! Jim
This is great! I would add some doilies to the back and arms, though. Just to get that lived in look. This took lots of engineering. I bet you learned a lot!
I don't even know what a spitfire is.... cute costume idea, btw. what's that tall plant in the background... hard to tell... is that a banana plant? I know they get really tall...
couldn't you put a hinge like thing to make it to where the box it always connected to you(to to make it to where you could just sit down)
I like it, but how do the rail/leg/knee parts go back in if there is cloth on them? ans what about the upper arms? Thanks for the great instructable! P.S. Can I assumw you are Indian?... Or maybe more Indonesian..
hahaha i'm actually pure chinese. I guess i just tan really easily and i'm outside a lot. is coo tho :P
Woops! Not too great with my ethnics... I have another question about the suit, even though you didn't answer the other questions lol. You are sitting on a box to maintain the sitting position. Is the box mounted on your butt or do you have to move it to sit?
but if you're talking about geoffy luffy geoffrito sauce, he's indian or maybe more indonesian
Reminds me a lot of the scene in 'Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy' Where they breifly turn into sofa's. Author: Ford? Ford: Yeah? Author: I think I'm a sofa... Ford: Really? So do I.
It reminds me more of another part of the Guide. I was thinking about the part where they had stolen a ship that appeared to be unoccupied, but later found out that the crew were hyper-evolving beings that had evolved into furniture. They found out when the sofa Trillian had been sitting on turned out to be the captain. That may have only been in the radio plays, though. It's hard for me to keep all the versions straight. XD
Blast! Beat me to it.. ;)
my favorite books of all time. and not a bad movie.
notice the telescope [for peeping hehe]
i remember seeing a site about a guy who made a "transformers" car suit. Does anyone have a link for that?
no, you can probably google it or youtube it. there are lot of those. None of them, however, are as cool as this..
that is frigin awesome dude!!!! this sounds weird but id love to sit on u XD. thatd be fun
yeah, it was pretty fun. He was all like *squirm*.. aaaawkwaaaaaard! good times.
hells yeah we can be school planner buddies! oh sorry
Oh damn dude. That is seriously hardcore. Love it.
this would be even better if you managed to match up the fabric pattern where the legs separate, but that would be pretty advanced sewing.
it says that its by ducky boy
yeah, we wrote it in his instructables account... lots of the comments/captions are tagged "geoffrito" (thats me) though.. any reason you're bringing this up?
That's an <em>awesome</em> costume! <br/>Extremely creative- a fabulous job.<br/>
thank you =D<br/>
Actually, you could buy a steel pole and bend it into the shape of an arch, secure it to the end of the sofa, cover with fabric, and you have no need to lug around a box then. =)<br/>
actually yeah, original plan called for a sort of hinging support like that. We ended up changing that; A: we tried using a pipe type thing....and....it ended with some ripped cardboard and a lot of cursing. B: We weren't sure how to attach it to the cardboard..and if we did whether it would hold or not. Thanks for the feedback though...much appreciated :)
ooooowch Bad memories :O We were going to use something like that originally, but sometimes it'd slip and i'd fall backwards, with extreme pain >.< Thanks for the idea though :)

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