"Everything is awesome
Everything is cool when you're part of a team
Everything is awesome
When we're living our dream"
Every Halloween my family wears matching costumes, last year we were all Smurfs and the year before my husband and I were Ghostbusters and Mario was the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. This year our costumes are characters from the The Lego Movie; Mario as Emmet, my husband as Batman and me as Wildstyle.
I made all of us LEGO bodies out of foam core boards, and we all had t-shirts or hoodies as backup costumes as well. To make the LEGO bodies, all I needed was a few simple measurements - our shoulder's length, our waist or chest depth (which ever is larger), and the length from our shoulders to waist. LEGO mini-figures are wider at the waist than at the shoulders, much like a trapezoid, so when I cut the front and back I angled the sides similar to that of the LEGO mini-figure. I cut the top big enough to fit our heads through comfortably and I cut the arm holes very large to allow full movement in the costume. Then the fun part was painting. I had Emmet, Batman and Wildstyle LEGO mini-figures that I used as my muses - I painted the pieces, used duct tape as the stripes/belt, and drew in the details with black and silver sharpie markers. Lastly, I used duct tape to tape the pieces together - and voila, Emmet, Batman and Wildstyle were complete a few days later and with a lot less sleep than usual.
Here are images of some steps I took to make Mario's Emmet costume and Mario as Emmet at Boo at the Zoo yesterday (though he didn't put on his DIY LEGO body). I can hardly wait until Friday for us to get dressed up again for trick-or-treating...
I LoVe HaLLoWeeN!