|In full costume at Legoland....he won 2nd place in the Lego-themed costume contest.|
My son really wanted to be Lego Jack Sparrow for Halloween last year, so we compromised with a Lego Head and hands and a pirate costume. I could not find a Lego costume to buy and all of the instructions online for creating a Lego head seemed very complicated -- models that had been carved out of foam or styrofoam.
I was wandering around Michaels one day and saw 12" wooden floral rings with pre-drilled holes and some wooden picks next to them. The light bulb went off! ( After I had created this head, someone asked if I had used a lamp shade as the frame...Nope, but that was another great idea.) It took me a couple of weeks, but the end result turned out quite well.
Black pipe cleaners
|Lego face copied to poster board.|
5. Tape black netting to the inside of the face with yellow duct tape. This will give the illusion of the Lego face from the outside, but allow the wearer to still see out.
|Netting on the back side of the poster board.|
6. Glue or duct tape the 12" poster board circle to the top of the wooden frame.
7. Glue or duct tape the 10" poster board circle to the top of the 10" styrofoam circle. Add yellow duct tape around the circumference of the 10" styrofoam, center and glue on the top of the 12" yellow poster board.
|Frame with added Lego top|
8. Duct tape 10" poster board strip to the wooden frame with yellow duct tape.
A standard Lego head would be done at this point. However, for Jack Sparrow:
9. Created several pom-pom style bundles of yarn of the length needed for the hair. Twist/link them together with the black pipe cleaners. If desired, glue 'wig' to Lego head. (I did not actually glue the hair to the Lego head, but used the headband to hold it in place.)
10. Fold or sew the maroon fabric into a triangle and tie onto head. Braid yarn and use beads other decorations to decorate as desired.
1. Cut the two oatmeal containers into 4" rings
2. Cut each ring vertically so that the cardboard can be stretched into a 'C' shape.
3. Cut a hand hole in the center of 2 of the Cs and attach an old yellow sock or another flexible material through the hole (this will be the cover of the wrist and lower arm.)
3. Glue styrofoam scrap spacers (1-2" high) near one end of the Cs that were uncut and add the cardboard C with the sleeve to the top. Add a second spacer nearer to the hand hole, but remember to leave room for the fingers. Repeat for the other side, trimming the C's as needed to reach the Lego hand shape.
4. Carefully cover the hand frame with yellow duct tape.