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A business organization contacted me and asked if I would make an appearance in costume to their upcoming employee Halloween event. As I thought about some child-friendly recognizable costumes in my possession, I realized that the Lego Superman I had created a while back would be a perfect fit. At the time, my wife and I were ironically having a conversation about downsizing some of our costume inventory and made an agreement that if she permitted me to clutter our house for 2 weeks to create two new costumes for the event, then I would donate the costumes to the agency right afterward. I got to build and stretch some artsy muscles and my wife got me to get rid of a one.

I made some quick repairs to Superman, and i also added Batman and Wonder Woman to the posse! However, i'm quite sure you can adjust the costume heads to make your own variations of whichever superhero or super villain you would like to be. Care to see how these relatively easy costumes were made?

-Forewarning: These costume is ridiculously warm to walk around in. You will be perspiring a lot. Make sure you have alot of water. Also, your movement an vision are somewhat limited, so maybe even a handler to help.

Materials:
-Cardboard

-poster board

-insulation pink styrofoam (home depot)

-high density foam

-Spray adhesive

-Modge podge or elmers glue

-craft foam

-hot glue

-red and black felt (cape)

- 10” concrete tube (home depot)

-masking/ duct tape

-velcro

-Caulk

-toothpicks/ BBQ sticks

-roll of construction paper/ or poster board

- Black see-through fabric

-sandpaper

-EVA foam

Step 1: Reference Pictures

Before I ever start ANY costume, I look up a ton of reference photos from various sources and put it in a folder. The more pictures from different angles, the better.

Look up: 1. Actual photos of the character from its source (movies, comics, action figure, etc)

2. Cosplay pictures. You can see what has been done, what you like, what you don't like, how to improve on a design. You can also start getting an idea of different poses you think you'd like to do.

3. I start looking at art work. I usually look up things via google images, deviant art, tumblr, etc. This way, you can see different renditions of a character through a new perspective and once again, start thinking about what you like, don't like, etc.

4. Use your own imagination. Think about what you want, how to make it your own original design, what are some tricks you think you'd like to incorporate.. perhaps you want to try out a new technique with this build, etc

Optional:

5. If you can draw, I sometimes will take all my reference sources and start drawing out my own design.

pattymadeit11 months ago

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SpicyPandaCreations (author)  pattymadeit10 months ago

thanks for the support =)

KarenP17711 months ago

What were some of your favorite reactions from the kids?

SpicyPandaCreations (author)  KarenP17710 months ago

Boys mostly loved batman and girls loved wonder woman. Superman got some love from the adults haha. I mean.. It's Batman after all LOL

Tura Street11 months ago

This is awesome!!! I love the idea. So cool. Thanks for sharing.

SpicyPandaCreations (author)  Tura Street11 months ago

Thanks for checking it out! appreciate the support =)