i've become pretty obsessed with katamari. i decided it'd be the perfect halloween costume for me. i tried searching on here for ideas of how to go about it. i found this cute costume:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=60237.0
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i decided to go about it a little differently, and i gathered up:
2 bucket-like containers (free)
1 thin stick of wood (free)
2 sponges ($1)
2 meters of bright green material ($2)
a few pieces of felt ($1)
an inch of mesh (10 cents)
1/4 inch of green for the stripes (50 cents)
the boxes from my ddr game (thin cardboard) (free)
a pompom i had kicking around (free)
duct tape (colored, 3 rolls) ($3)
lots of toys, etc that were old (free)
old newspapers (free)
old bright purple pants (free)
i taped the stick inside of the buckets. i covered the open ends of the buckets with cardboard and made an apparatis with the sponges so that they'd stay close to my head. this photo might explain better:
i covered the whole thing with the bright green material. i made sort of a "slip cover" for it, all of it hand sewn. it fit perfectly! i made the felt face and hand sewed it on. the eyes are mesh so i can see through, and i cut some of the green material so it'd be easier to breath through the felt. i poked 2 holes in the top to set in my antenna (which is cardboard covered in felt, with a pompom attached) it might be a little too big, but i think it's cute. the green stripes were just sewn into a tube, turned inside out & attached at the bottom.
i made a VERY simple shirt and pair of mitts. i wanted the shirt to look sort of flared out, like a dress. these were sewn with a machine. the pants that you're going to see, i owned for some reason (i know, they're hideous!)
for the ball i gathered a bunch of newspaper, taped it together. added more, taped on top, etc.. until i had a large ball. i made the knobs of the katamari by bunching up paper. i covered the ball in black duct tape and the knobs in bright blue. i taped on a bunch of weird stuff. i love it so much! haha. before (rolling up my boyfriend) and after decoration!!
sooo here is the whole thing in action!
playing guitar hero:
rolling things up:
watching FRIENDS porn:
kissing the boy: