Intro: Bubble Gum Machine Costume
My and my girlfriend (in the picture) , had a costume party ( from my company ).
We decided to build something awesome that will win us first place ! and we did! :)
We won an electric bike :)
Enjoy this two week , evening work project
Step 1: Cardboard !
I arranged from my work 2 big Cardboard - Used for recycling purposes.
Step 2: Cut It in Two
Step 3: Strengthening It Via an Additional Cardboard
Found a Cardboard tube from the place i work .
Step 4: Strengthening It
Wrapped it with the Cardboard , it is a lot of work , prepare yourself
Step 5: Apply Duck Tape on All Sides
Taped the entire costume with it , this must be strong in order to keep it from tearing apart
Step 6: Plexiglas Time!
Bought a 2x1 m Plexiglas , cut it according to the desired size .
Step 7: Plexiglas Cutting!
Used the Dremel 3000 tool to cut it.
Amzing tool , very accurate and easy to use
Step 8: Cutting Finished
Created a 20x 70 cm cut for us to breath! mui importante
Step 9: Add Additional Cut Above for Circulation of Air
Step 10: Add LED Lights!
We must put something special in it aren't we ?
I took a 12v 7amp Battery ,some wires , small switch , and a 1.5 meter of LED Strip.
Came out very nice!
Step 11: Soldering Time!
Solder all the wires to the LED strip
Step 12: Battery Placement
The battery was a major issue.
I did not know where to place it , it is heavy , and my girlfriend is not quite a body builder ( Thank god )
So eventually i found a great solution , i would hang it on the back upper side of the costume, that way you can balance your self with it , and moreover it cannot fall
Step 13: This Is the Straps That I Used
Step 14: Add Straps to Hold the Costume
The Costume will "sit" on the shoulders .
I prepared two straps that will hold the entire costume , and will be hanged on you.
Like Sliix !
Step 15: Wrap It With Wallpaper
I took from our supermarket long wallpaper , it`s free for use so i took advantage of it.
It took forever to wrap it.
But it came out a good color and gave it a real look of a candy machine
Step 16: Adding Balls !
Bought cheap balls to place inside the Costume
Step 17: Toys!
My costume was A Claw Machine.
My brother brought me a bunch of toys from his children
Step 18: Almost There!
Step 19: Starting to See the End :)
We printed a lot of stickers and taped them on the costume
Step 20: READY!
After two and a half weeks of working in the evening , we finally made it !
It was hard work , but it came out the best costume ever!!!
And the best thing about it , we won the Electric bike!
Comments are welcomed