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on: November 05, 2018 01:36:46 PM 
Started by Summer6061, Message by Summer6061
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I spent a good amount of time trying to figure out a cute costume that would work with my 5 year old’s wheelchair (he doesn't understand the concept of Halloween or a costume, hence me being the one to make the decision rather than him). I finally came up with the idea of an aviator costume complete with an airplane. My husband came up with a design and managed to create an amazing plane, complete with a spinnable propeller! I was extremely skeptical when he said he was going to make it without wings for practical purposes (ie. entering through doorways) and utterly impressed when after seeing the design I realized that he not only managed it, but I didn’t even notice the lack of wings!

The airplane body is made from a trash can and the details and framework are made from pvc piping. My husband did the designing, cutting, and painting and I helped put it all together.

Side view before the shark face

Front view before the shark face

The supporting framework (please excuse the messy shop in these pics!)

Once the ‘plane’ was created, I worked on the face. I decided to spray paint some butcher paper and cut the face out of it. I used satin spray paint because I wanted the face to be matte like the plane body. I used my Silhouette software to design the shark face and the machine to cut it out (no easy feat because for whatever reason, anytime I have a project with a time crunch I run into issue upon issue with my silhouette machine, bleh!). Once I finally got it cut out, I used Elmer’s spray adhesive to attach the face.  

Right side view

Front/left side view

As for the rest of the costume, I purchased the jacket, scarf, and aviator beanie from Amazon.


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