How to Make a Sun Costume

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Sun and other weather-related costumes are a popular choice for Halloween or costume parties. Commercial costumes of this type, however, can be expensive, and often not worth the price for the materials they are made from. Many costume-lovers avoid this problem by sewing their own costumes, either by using patterns or by drafting their own unique designs. Even those that do not know how to sew or do not wish to sew can make their own costumes out of basic craft materials.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 large plastic domes
  • Dremel saw
  • Hot glue gun
  • Velcro
  • Yellow spray paint
  • Craft foam
  • Craft knife
  • Padding or cotton batting
  • Twill tape
  • Cut holes in the bottoms of each of the plastic domes with the dremel tool, making them large enough for your head and legs to fit through. If desired, use a sanding attachment to the dremel to sand down the ragged edges of the plastic.

  • Put the top dome over your head and have a friend help you mark out placement for arm holes, so that you will be able to use your arms while wearing the costume. Remove the dome and cut the holes with the dremel saw, smoothing them as necessary.

  • Glue some heavy-duty Velcro to the lip of each dome, then glue a few hanging Velcro strips on the inside of the domes, so that you can give the domes some extra support.

  • Trace out eight triangles on your craft foam, all with curved bottoms so that they will fit the curve of the globe. Using the knife, cut the triangles from the foam and hot glue them to the sides of the domes, two on each side of each dome. Also cut two large shoulder pads from the craft foam that are slightly bigger than your shoulders.

  • Glue the padding to the underside of each shoulder pad, and place them on your shoulders. Measure the distance between the two pads, and cut two lengths of twill tape in that measurement plus a little extra. Glue the twill tape to the pads at the front and back, so that they are held in place on your shoulders.

  • Spray the entirety of each dome and craft foam rays with yellow spray paint, until the coverage is complete. Let the paint dry. Test out the dome by putting the shoulder pads on, then the top dome followed by the bottom dome. You may need some help getting the costume on and off.

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