So this weekend I started on my next creative creation. As I mentioned in my last update, This week is our cellebration of Customer Service week and each day are different features and contests. For example, today is Bagels provided for lunch and wear your favorite team jersey day. Tomorrow is crazy hat day. Wednesday is crazy shirt day, and while I don’t know what I’m doing for any of those, I do know that thursday for dress like your favorite video game character, I’ll be dressing up like Pac man.
Here’s how I’m making it:
I started by making a 40 inch round Pac-men (Pac-mans?) out of 4 pieces of foam-board. I made 7 triangular cross-braces (20 inches long) and attached them to the Pac-man halves using tape and glue. I made a few larger cross supports to hold the costume as well as support straps that will go over my shoulders to hold the costume in place.
Instead of my head poking out of the top of the costume, I made a window and used black material that is somewhat thin, so from the outside, it will appear like the black interior of Pac-Man’s mouth but I will be able to see out it, much in the manner that Window Tint works in a car.
Tonight, I’ll finish the “shell” by wrapping oaktag around the frame, enclosing the whole monstrosity. Then it’s outside to spraypaint the entire costume yellow. I’m hoping to get home as early as possible so I can spray it by 10 or 11 PM. This will give me around 3 hours for it to dry outside at which point I can bring it in to finish drying and finally attach the final details.
I have created Eyeballs, and am considering putting styrofoam balls on a hanger wire and extending it foward from the mouth. We’ll see if I wind up doing that.
I may need to cut arm-holes but I want to wait and see how the “suit” fits prior to cutting any additional holes. After all, Any time I make a cut, I lose stability in the costume.
It should be interesting. My next problem is going to be getting the costume to work. I think it’s bigger than my car door. Oops. 🙂 Anyone with a truck want to give me a ride to work?