Mar 24, 2009

Cardboard Roman Centurion Costume

We're having a lot of fun with the drywall shims. This is another, less girly project we did with them. The kids painted up a few more of the shims with brown paint (to make it look like leather Roman armour) and the back of an old colouring book to use as the chest plate too.
Later i drew out some bits for them to colour gold and cut out to go on the armour as decoration. Once all that was done I stapled it all together pretty much like the streamer dress bodice and again hole punched the two ends of the waist band to add string to fasten it. I added more of the dollar store red crepe streamer to the shoulders and waist.
The finishing touch was stapling together more of the shims and gluing on a paper tube to make the helmet and adding more red streamer to the top.
I need to make another helmet for my younger daughter that's a bit smaller, but my older one I think looks like Marvin the Martian in it!
"where is my Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator?"Any ideas what other costumes we can make with the drywall shims?
I'm definately going to be using them to make some more sturdy robot body panels than the gift bag versions for an upcoming party.


Beverly said...

You do so many creative things, what a great blog!

tracey (aka rainbowmummy) said...

"where is my Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator?" LMAO, thanks for the giggle, she looks like Marvin the Martian, haha, awesome.

Eggs Dad would LOVE this, for himself, not for Egg, lol.

Your comment at mine surprised me, every time I find a reader who I think has no connection with special needs one ALWAYS comes up!!! The young man was incredibly dignified, but I am more like you, I never leave he house without my evil death stare, lol.

LiEr said...

Took my breath away! I tell you, I am always grinning when I read your blog -the things you do with cardboard! I LOVE the roman centurion costume - made me think of Asterix and Obelix. I tried and tried and couldn't think of what other costumes these could be turned into but if I do, I'll come back here and say so!

t said...

I enjoyed your posts! Thanks for the cute inspiration to have more fun with the kids...I too have a bucket of googly eyes and now the kids and I will have some fun with them :)

Mother Goutte said...

This is perfect for DD2's Roman day! Would it be ok to Pin the pic of the finished costume? Let me know if not :)