This first of four last minute costumes is the definition of cheap and cheerful!… a LEGO Block!
Three materials and simple tools are used to make this cute getup!… eaaaaasy peeeeasy!
Gather up your supplies:
Cardboard (sheets or boxes – whatever you have around or have easy access to) I picked up a Home Depot moving box
Plastic Bowls in the colour of your block – or another take out container… don’t worry if it isn’t the same colour you can wrap it in tape too!
Coloured Duct Tape… there is a variety of colours available! Have fun! Make last minute LEGO block costumes for the whole family! For the LEGO block you see here I used just over two rolls of duct tape.
Glue Gun or other type of glue for attaching bowls to front of box… or you could tape them into place with your coloured duct tape
Measure the wearer from shoulder to the point you want the lego block to end – that will be the hight of your box that you will make… then measure them across the shoulders… this will be the width of the front and back panels of your box… then measure their thickness… this will be how wide you need to cut the side panels!…
Once you have your front, back, and two side panels cut out it’s a good idea to cut out the arm holes… these are easier to cut out before you assemble your box!
It just so happened that the bowls I had chosen for this Last Minute LEGO Block costume were perfect size for making arm holes!… I traced the bowl and cut out the arm holes from both side panels…
Next I assembled the box by roughly taping the fronts and sides together… at the top, before cutting and taping on the the top panel, I taped in little triangles of cardboard to help make the box sturdy and to give something to help keep the top panel in place while taping it onto the box.
Again… like with the arm holes, cut the head hole before taping the top panel onto the box… I used a large mixing bowl to get a nice big circle for the head hole… and then I cut the traced circle out with a knife…
Then tape the top onto the box…
Now its time for you to get busy with your duct tape… cover that entire box!… this goes surprisingly quick!
Here is my trick for keeping the tape neat around the arm and head holes… tape over them completely at first!…
Then once your full box is taped cut a circle out of the taped over hole… but do not cut right to the edge of the cardboard hole… leave some tape all the way around… then cut from the cardboard circle edge into the centre creating little tape tabs!… then fold in all of those little tabs to create a clean arm/head hole.
Now to make this box look like a LEGO!… lol… use your plastic bowls or taped up containers arrange them on the front of the box…
…using a glue gun, tape, or some other form of glue you have on hand attach those suckers onto the front of box to create your LEGO Block!
I used a fat bead of glue all the way around to make sure they’re not coming off!
AND BAM! Cheap and cheerful Last Minute LEGO Block costume!
…here is the LEGO in action! It was a hit!
…a big thank you to Colleen and her darling littles who were so excited to model these costumes!
To check out the other costumes in my last minute DIY costume series: