LEGO Magician Minifigurine Halloween Costume by Sean Birney
Sean Birney and his buddy created these dashing LEGO
man minifigurine costumes out of recycled cardboard, poster board, and styrofoam. Birney's LEGO magician costume is built from scratch and the entire process took him an impressive 60 hours to make - although Sean says it might have taken less time if he didn't have to make so many trips to the store (so plan ahead!)
HOW TO MAKE THIS COSTUME
Pick your favorite LEGO
minifigurine! in this case, Sean Brinney chose the LEGO wizard, while his friend chose the LEGO sir. Next cut out a template LEGO body from cardboard (almost all minifigs are cast from the same mold - it's the paint job that differentiates them).
Carve two blocks of styrofoam into c-shaped LEGO hands. The LEGO head is made of a stack of styrofoam circles - 2 pieces measuring 14", one piece measuring 8", and one piece measuring 12". Cut an 8" hole in the center of the 12" circle and reinforce the stacked cylinder with dowel rods.
To make the rounded mid-section of the body, pick up a concrete tube from Home Depot and then cut it to size and in half. To make the legs, cut out pieces of recycled cardboard to size and then tape them together.
Using the template as a model, cut out pieces of poster board and tape or glue them together. Paint the costume to suit your favorite minifig and cut out a hole for the mouth. Cover the hole with a piece of white fabric.