DIYMinecraftCostume

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My son is a huge fan of Minecraft and wanted to be Steve for Halloween.

This Minecraft costume was made from paper, cardboard, packing tape, wood and metal flashing.

We wanted to make a diamond helmet and diamond armor that could be worn by a 2nd grader.

The scale was as close to actual as possible.

This costume used 11x17 color copies on card stock taped together with packing tape and stuck on fabricated cardboard with spray adhesive. Custom made cardboard boxes were first cut out of 1/4" cardboard (cut 1/8 " undersize for later hot glue construction)

Next, the cardboard pieces were covered in card stock paper with spray adhesive.

Wood pieces were hot glued where strength was needed and then secured with screws.

Clear coat spray paint was used to seal finished costume to increase water resistance.

I spent way too much time on this and really enjoyed the process. It was worn at a party, in a school parade, and trick-or-treating. Everyone loved the way it looked just like Steve! (It photographed very well too!)

My son was very happy with his one-of-a-kind Minecraft costume!

Step 1: Color Copies on Card Stock

After downloading other images of costume skins, I decided to make my own in MS Paint.

I selected the visible grid background and made 1 1/2" squares for the face and 1 3/4" squares for the armor.

Small grey squares were added to indicate location of folds.

All files were converted to .pdf with Adobe Acrobat and loaded on a flash drive (for professional printer) and printed

on 11x 17"card stock in landscape format.

Each box is slightly undersized to allow each assembled print to be flush with the edge of each surface.

The finished head is 12x12". The finished helmet top is 14x14". The finished body is 7" thick, 14" wide

and 16" tall. (The height can be adjusted for your needs.) The arms are 7x7x7"

Step 2: 1 3/4" Squares on Armour Match Scaling of Game.

The finished

Step 3: Open Top for Ventilation, Hot Glued Foam Head Piece Hot Glued on Cut Plywood

Step 4: Foam and Wood Spacers, Fastened With Eyehooks / Tie-wraps

Step 5: Painted Plastic Screens Hot Glued at Eye Openings

Step 6: Shoulder Tops Made From Paper Covered Plywood

Step 7: Screw-reinforced Corners Covered With Glue.

While glue was still hot, metal (flashing) was held tight to seal area around screw.

Trim edge and cover with paper/spray adhesive.

Step 8: Invisible Super-plastic Hinges!

Since the armor goes over the head, we needed to have the shoulders hinged.

To make the armor look just like the real character, we needed to have invisible hinges.

The plastic from a drink cup was found to be more suitable than packing tape.

(You can bent it over and over and it will not break!)

First we cleaned the plastic with rubbing alcohol and then scuffed with sandpaper.

This was secured with spray adhesive, metal, nails, and more spray adhesive.

Step 9:

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dbainbri517

9 days ago

Heads up to all who post their email here: after posting my email in this thread to get the pdf files, I did get them (thanks Mike), but, my email was hacked and then my minecraft account was stolen.

DO NOT POST AN EMAIL ADDRESS, IT MAY GET HACKED.

I'd suggest creating a new, unassociated email if you plan to post it here (or... Any public forum for that matter).

Good luck creating everybody!

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JayS279

Question 19 days ago

Hello! Fabulous costume! I have a premium membership but would LOVE the files for the costume, as my twin boys both want to be diamond Steve for Halloween! Please and thank you!!! Jtaylor@legacyhc.com

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MonicaM137

1 year ago

Would someone please send me a copy of the pdf? My brother wants this as his Halloween costume so I have a long weekend ahead of me
Mon.mtz16@gmail.com

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Tessabird

4 weeks ago

I thought the ‘download pdf’ WAS the files. If I had known it is only the same instructions on the page, I would not have signed up and paid for premium instructables. Please include the PDF templates to print the costume!
I am the 6th person in 15 days to ask this.
Please email me them tessabird@gmail.com, I am also willing to PayPal $ for this. Thank you.

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tavster1

23 days ago

Could you please email the templates to tiza00@yahoo.com. I signed up for premium but didn't get any templates for printing. Would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

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NatalieL60EmilyB175

Reply 22 days ago

did you ever get your files, was thinking about purchasing but see many people have requested the pdf after purchase, just wanted to see how long it has taken to receive wanted to make this year for halloween and my days are numbered

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Yishiuan1205

4 weeks ago

It looks so amazing. My sons love minecraft so much and always talking about the dimond armor. Could you please send me the pdf files? Thanks a lot!!
my email: shiuan1205@gmail.com

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KyleL108

5 weeks ago

Hi! My 9 year old is so excited for this costume! Any chance you would send me the pdf files? kyle.f.leslie@gmail.com. Thank you!

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LeahT19

Question 6 weeks ago

Would love a copy of the PDF please. Even willing to PayPal for it if necessary. My son has asked his grandpa to help him make this for Halloween. My dad is needing a little “help”. Thanks. Email is leah_r_scott@comcast.net

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Hsin-TsaiC

3 months ago

How awesome, my son wants to be Steve for book week. Can we please have a PDF copy joshuasmommy2710@gmail,com

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BForgey

1 year ago

Would someone send me the pdf files? Starting a little late but need to get this done :)!

cbforgey@gmail.com

Thanks!

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mearbour

1 year ago

Hi! Do you have the pdf's file? Could you please send it to me at : mearbour@hotmail.com

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sandraps

1 year ago

sorry, I forgot the email sandra.penalosa@me.com thanks