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« on: November 02, 2009 08:14:03 AM »

I have to start by saying that my husband is such a good sport! He's allowed me to dress him up for Halloween in some pretty embarrassing costumes, including a little mouse and a giant, fuzzy Pink Panther, but this Halloween was my favorite so far. I made him a costume based on the original Operation board game, complete with light up nose and buzzy tweezers.
He was a big hit at the party we went to, although the dogs had a good time chasing his parts, and I'll need to remake them due to saliva and dog hair Tongue



Here's a reference photo for anyone not familiar with the game:


Here's a little How To:
- Start with a turtle neck and pair of pants, both white. Die them to whatever skin tone you like with RIT dye. I used scrubs for the pants and had to dye them three times to get them to be a close match to the shirt!

- Using red fabric paint, paint all of the body part outlines. Label each with black fabric paint.

- Cut pieces of velcro for each body part and attach one side to the painted outlines on clothing.

- Cut each body part out of white felt. Attach velcro (I used iron on fusible velcro).  I cut two pieces of felt for each shape, stitched them with white embroidery floss and filled them with a little cotton batting. I wanted them to be able to hold up to lots of pinching and pulling!


- For the "Ankle bone connected to the knee bone" I used two extra large hooks and a length of 1/4 inch tan elastic sewn into a circle.


- The tweezers are our grill tongs with red electrical tape wrapped around the handle. A pair of clown hand buzzers were taped to the inside of the tongs, so that when someone tried to grab a body part they would buzz. Sadly they were kind of cheap and required winding for each buzz, so they both broke within an hour!

Oversall, this costume was a ton of fun to make, and despite my husband's kind of grumpy face in the photo, he had a blast wearing it. I think he likes the attention Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2009 08:30:50 AM »

Okay this one if my favorite.. I loved playing that game!
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009 08:33:52 AM »

That is HILARIOUS!  Grin  Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009 08:48:05 AM »

That is one fantastically creative costume.
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009 08:53:34 AM »

Thanks, guys! You can actually buy a version of this costume, which I learned after I started making it. It's really lame!
http://www.costumesgalore.net/operation_game_guy.html
I also found a few DIY versions while searching for reference photos, so it has been done. One guy was the whole box, not just the guy inside and it was huge! I thought that would be a bit much, not to mention uncomfortable at a party!
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2009 09:30:31 AM »

Love it, takes me back to my childhood.  The pencil was the hardest to get out!!
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2009 12:37:33 PM »

Ohhh, I'm so excited that the nose lights up and the tweezers buzz!  That is too funny!!
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2009 01:22:42 PM »

What a fun and awesome idea and you pulled it off so perfectly! It's so cool, I'd love to have a costume like that <3
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2009 04:50:20 PM »

Complete genius!

My hubby and I did Mr & Mrs Potato Head a few years ago - with similar parts that could be moved around.  It was really fun to have an interactive costume  Grin

You did an amazing job.
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2009 06:32:23 PM »

awesome!
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