The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Costume





Introduction: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Costume

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Master Splinter home-made group costume.  This project was too big to create a step by step instructable so I just added photos in order from start to finish by section so you can see the steps taken to create each part of the costume.  

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I am new to this site, and I am hoping to find step by step instructions on how to make the Ninja Turtles, nothing major just how much wire did you use? how did you keep the shape of the wire while completing the paper mache step? Can you please guide me on where I might can possibly find some instructions? Thanks!

What colour paint did you use for the shells

Would you consider selling the costumes and shipping to the UK??

What did you use for the turtles mouth so they can see through it?

sorry for the late reply. I used a window screen and painted one side white. I also doubled up on the layers to make the smile whiter. Good Luck.

Did you use wire on the turtle mask too or was it just a ballon?

no, I didn’t use any wire on the heads. Just the newspapers balled up and taped to get the basic shape of the head. Then I just paper mache’d it several times over.

If i could do it over I would prob use the wire because its stronger. But the mache heads are still in great condition to this day.

wondering if you would be able to make 1 of them for me and if so how much would you charge?

Great job! After you cut out the eyes and mouth, how did you make the turtle head thicker? Did you add more paper and tape it or paper mache?

Thanks so much for the idea. It was lots of work but we did it :D :D