Kirby Costume

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Introduction: Kirby Costume

Here's a simple Kirby costume we made for Halloween.

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Step 1: Create the Body

We bought the biggest and cheapest yoga ball we could find.

Overinflated it so it was big enough that my son could fit inside.

Then we paper mached the whole thing with 3-4 layers. I found it was easier to just rub the paste all over then stick large sheets of newspaper on top the rub more paste on that.

We had it sitting on a bucket that served as the opening in the bottom.

Once it was completely dry just deflate and remove the yoga ball.

Step 2: Painting the Pants

My son put on some old pants and we painted them pink

Step 3:

We cut out holes for eyes and used parts of those for the arm nubs and cut a hole for the mouth so people could put candy in there.

Then we spray painted the whole thing pink.

Next we hot glued screen inside the eyes and painted on top of that.

Finally the pink pants and red shoes complete the costume.

Step 4: Trick or Treat

My son wore a ski helmet (they have more padding than a bike helmet) on the inside to help support the whole thing.

I glued some speakers inside and we used an mp3 player to play the Kirby theme song.

Finally I glued a couple mesh bags for candy which as it turns out was not the best idea because he was getting tons of candy because everyone was excited to see an homemade costume and it made everything really heavy.

We had a great time. The comments and looks from everyone were incredible.

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    15 Discussions

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    Chickenlover145
    Chickenlover145

    4 years ago

    Can you salvage the exercise ball after using the paper mâché on it? Or does it get ruined? Sweet project, by the way.

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    EricF188
    EricF188

    Reply 7 months ago

    Once the glue dries, the exercise ball comes out easily. Remember to position the ball so that the air valve is on the bottom. Place the valve downward so that it is protected by the bucket. Thus, when dried, simply lift up the ball from the bucket, pull the plug, let the air out and it separates easily.

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    DianeF9
    DianeF9

    4 years ago

    Did you put something inside so that the ball sat in the correct spot? I see this was a few years ago, sorry for the late question. My kids want to be Kirby and Waddle Dee and I have the ball and we will begin working on them, but curious about the inside. Thank you in advance!

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    Chickenlover145
    Chickenlover145

    4 years ago

    Can you salvage the exercise ball after you paper mâché it? Or does it get ruined?

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    Stephers4for4

    I really want to try to make this costume!
    But do you know what size yoga ball you used?

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    rhaggart
    rhaggart

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    pretty sure it was 70 or 75 cm ball.

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    sdagostini
    sdagostini

    6 years ago on Introduction

    I just finished paper mache on the yoga ball. I did about 3.5 layers with glue/water mix and it's my first time doing paper mache so I'm really hoping it works. My son doesn't want the legs to be his so I'm going to put him in black pants and shoes and just make cardboard shaped red Kirby legs and attach them to the bottom of the ball - somehow. :)

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    cubbydebry
    cubbydebry

    6 years ago

    Will it fit through a door?

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    rhaggart
    rhaggart

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    good point. no it did not. luckily we built it in the garage.

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    bulldogdude
    bulldogdude

    6 years ago

    Is supposed to be hard?

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    midnightrules
    midnightrules

    6 years ago on Step 4

    I just took a pink shirt and drew a Kirby face on it with crayon. I don't think it's as important for it to look like Kirby as it is to look cute. This year I'm being a Pikmin and trying to make the costume less like a Teletubby and more like a Pikmin. I think it worked.

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    gwenif
    gwenif

    6 years ago

    This level of awesomeness is just great!!