Saturday, October 30, 2010

tutorial: how to make an 8-bit video game character costume, pt. 2

 Continued from Part 1
 Step 5
Now it's time to put the eyes and mouth on your ghost.  Cut pieces of paper to the appropriate size and shape and glue them on your ghost.  I wanted to create some depth and decided to glue the paper to pieces of cardboard and THEN mount them on the ghost.  You don't have to do this additional step if you don't want to.
Your acrylic ruler truly is your friend.  Use it to align the eyes and mouth pieces on your board.

Step 6
My original Pac-Man ghost costume wasn't wearable.  I created handles by taping toilet paper tubes to the back.  You can certainly do this if you want.  But this Halloween I wanted my costume to be hands-free.
This is where your extra binding will come in handy.
You can use them as straps!  This also means that you will have to create two Pac-Man ghosts.  In this case the front is a regular ghost and the back is the ghost after Pac-Man eats a power pellet.

I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial.  I certainly enjoyed writing it.


1 comment:

  1. Awesome! Pac-man is one of my favorites! I'm forwarding this to my son because last year he and a friend dressed like Mario and Luigi and they were hysterical. They'd love this one!