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I HAD A 5K RACE IN MY TOWN COMING UP AND I WANTED SOMETHING DIFFERENT. THIS IS WHAT I CHOSE.

I USED:

CARDBOARD

DUCT TAPE

PAPER MACHE - RECIPE 50/50 GLUE TO WATER RATIO

CHEAP ACRYLIC PAINTS

HOT GLUE GUN

MESH ( FOR MOUTH OPENING )

FOAM CIRCLE HALVES (EYES)

Step 1: CUT YOUR CIRCLE

I TOOK MY HEIGHT AND DIVIDED IT, CUT A STRING THAT SIZE. I PUT A SCREW IN MY CARDBOARD ( IM FRIENDS WITH A PAINT AND BODY MAN SO HE HAD JUST GOT A FRONT WINDSHIELD IN FOR A SEMI TRUCK, WHICH WAS PERFECT BUT HARD TO CUT BECAUSE OF THE THICKNESS) ONCE I SCREWED IN THE STRING I MADE MY CIRCLE.... SIMPLE BUT NOT REALLY IF YOU HAVE SHORT ARMS LIKE ME :)

Step 2: BINDING IT TOGETHER

THIS STEP IS NOT THAT EASY WHEN YOUR TRYING TO SAVE ON WEIGHT. IM SURE THERE ARE OTHER WAYS OF DOING THIS BUT I HAD TO DO IT THE HARD WAY. I MEASURED MY SHOULDER WIDTH AND CUT A STRIP OF BOARD THAT WIDE AND BEGAN TO BEND AND TAPE AS I WENT ALONG THE EDGES OF THE CIRCLE ( NOT EASY WHEN YOU HAVE NO HELP OR CRAPPY DUCT TAPE ) ONCE I DID ONE SIDE I USED A GLUE GUN TO BOND THE CENTER STRIP AND ONE SIDE OF THE CIRCLE. ONCE THAT WAS DRY I MOVED ON TO THE OTHER SIDE. AFTER BOTH SIDES WERE DRY I BEGAN THE DAUNTING TASK OF PAPER MACHE. THIS WAS DONE TO MAKE IT STURDY FOR THE RACE I WAS ENTERING . I ONLY LAID ONE LAYER DIDN'T WANT IT TO BE TOO HEAVY. AFTER THIS DRIED THE FOLLOWING DAY I CUT MY BOTTOM FOR MY FEET I ALSO CUT A SMALL AREA ABOVE MY HEAD FOR AIR FLOW.

Step 3: PAINTING

NOTE TO ANYONE ATTEMPTING THIS. IF YOU HAVE WHITE HOUSE PAINT LAYING AROUND. USE IT TO BASE YOUR PACMAN. THIS WAY YOUR SPRAY PAINT WILL GO FURTHER AND BE BRIGHTER. LET YOUR IMAGINATION RUN WILD WHEN YOU COME TO YOUR PAINTING. SINCE I WANTED MY COSTUME TO HAVE TEETH I WAS LOOKING FOR A SCARY PAINT SCHEME. I USED CHEAP ACRYLIC PAINTS FROM WALMART THEY WERE LIKE .50 EA. I ALSO USE HALF FOAM PIECES TO MAKE THE EYES POP A LITTLE MORE.

Step 4: I HAD TO HAVE a POSSE

I MADE THESE CUTE LITTLE GHOST OUT OF FELT AND GOT LUCKY, I FOUND IT ON SALE AT HANDCOCK FABRICS 2.99 A YRD

Step 5: FINISHED RESULTS

I PROB HAVE 20 BUCK IN THIS COSTUME. IT WAS FUN AND EVERYONE ENJOYED SEEING MY CREATION. ITS ALWAYS FUN TO HAVE AN IDEA AND RUN WITH IT. THANKS TO OTHERS THAT HAVE DONE SIMILAR PACMANS I HAD A STARTING POINT.

IF THERE IS SPELLING OR GRAMMAR ISSUES I APOLOGIZE THIS IS MY FIRST HOW TO INSTRUCTIONS.

<p>Ha ha! Very nicely done. Your zombie pac man costume looks great. I love the paint job especially, you did a really good job on it!</p><p>And nice work for a first instructable. Please make more, since you've obviously got some maker talent that needs to be shared!</p>
thanks for your kind remarks seamster
<p>can i buy one</p>
I love it. Thank you for sharing!
OM NOM NOM!
I love it! Its a great twist on an old idea! Very original! My hat is off to you!

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