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Contest Photo by: skdjd98
St. Louis, MO
Category: Creative Creatures

Brief Description:

When my son asked me to create "The Coolest Halloween Costume Ever", I immediately thought of Toy Story, our family's favorite movie. The costume, the Claw Machine Rocket from Pizza Planet, is complete with blinking lights and plush Space Aliens. Oooooooooo!


The costume was constructed from chair cushion foam cut into the shape of a doughnut to fit around my son's waist. The rocket gets its shape from an old patio umbrella frame that was cut and bent to fit into the cushion foam, and then covered in clear vinyl sewn into the shape of a football. The umbrella frame was spray painted red to match the base of the rocket, which was constructed from a single piece of 1/2 inch foam that was covered in red vinyl. Blinking LED lights made it complete.

Time to Create:

about 30 hours, but it was so much fun to make!
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