Ice Bucket Challenge Costume

Introduction: Ice Bucket Challenge Costume

Oh the ice bucket challenge. A lot of people did it over the summer, so why let the awareness die just because it's getting a little cool. Make it your Halloween costume this year.
This is a fairly easy costume to make, it only takes a couple of hours. And I did it completely with things I had on hand. Here's what I did and how I did it.

Here what inspired this project check it out they also have an instructables account.

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Step 1: Materials

For this costume I used:
Bike helmet
Fishing line
Gorilla duct tape
Scotch brand duct tape
Hand sewing needle
Plastic drop cloth
Sharpies ( purple, dark blue, and teal,)
Blue paper
Scotch tape
Low temp glue gun and glue sticks

Step 2: Make the Water

Take the plastic drop cloth and sharpies and draw some dripping water. Make more then you will need, it looks really cool when the pieces overlap.
If you have a wide sharpie use that, other wise I recommend just using a regular sharpie and making the line wider.
Sharpie will come off plastic so let it sit and dry so that you don't have that problem.

Step 3: Draw and Cut Out the Cubes

Take the blue paper, pencil, scissors, and ruler. Each side of my cubes are 1 inch by 1 inch, I made little tabs on them so that they would be easier to put together.
After you have drawn out as many as you want cut them out and crease them.
There a link to a 1inch by 1 inch cube template

Step 4: Make Them Look Like Ice Cubes

Take the cube cut outs and the scotch tape and assemble the cubes. Once this is done take the low temp hot glue gun and sticks and cover the sides of every cube in hot glue.
The best method I found for doing this is to gently pinch the cube between two fingers on opposite sides and cover all the other sides with hot glue. Hold the cube like this until it's dry. Once these four sides are dry change your grip so that you can glue the other two sides.

I found that applying glue to side and sitting the cube down did not work well. Every time I did this the cube fell over getting the hot glue on my work table.

Step 5: String the Cubes

Thread your needle with the fishing line. Tie a knot at the end of the fishing line, take the needle and stab through the cubes. I recommend tying a knot between each of the cubes. If you are having trouble pulling the needle use the pliers to pull it through.

Step 6: Attach the Helmet

Use the gorilla tape to attach the helmet inside the bucket. Make sure that the helmet is near enough to the rim of the bucket so that it will be comfortable to wear. I taped the straps in side the bucket and tape from the inside of the helmets to the inside of the bucket in five places.

Step 7: Cut Out the Water, Attach the Water and Ice Cubes

Take the water you drew earlier and cut it out use the standard duct tape or packing tape to tape them to the inside of the bucket. Take the strands of ice cubes and tape one end inside the bucket. Make any adjustments you need and your done.

Step 8: Tips

Use a smaller bucket. Buy a junk bucket and helmet. If the handle bothers you hot glue it out of the way.
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    5 years ago

    I'm not saying that you stole this idea but you should at least link the threadbanger video.

    Awesome costume! I love how you created the water drips, and ice cubes, it really communicates water so well!