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Topic: Cheap/Easy Tamagotchi Halloween Costume - Cold and rainy climate friendly!  (Read 1025 times)
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« on: September 16, 2019 04:13:19 PM »

Last year I was a Tamagotchi and I figured I would share in case anyone would like a cheap, easy, quick, nostalgic costume idea. I found the idea around some on Google/Pinterest, but I made it my own with LED's, screws, a screen cover, and added details that made the Tamagotchi the model I wanted.



Materials from Dollar Tree
*Pink, White, Blue, Green Posters
*2 sets of white LED string lights that have battery packs (I tend to see these in both the Halloween/seasonal isles and end caps)
*Plastic Chain Handcuffs in Halloween Isle
*Plastic Chain in Halloween isle

Materials from Kitchen
*Gallon Sized Ziplock Bag
*Tin Foil

Materials/Tools I had around and you might have too
*Packing tape
*Glue Stick
*Scissors and/or Xacto knife
*4 AA batteries (for batter packs)

I looked at a drawing of the first gen of Tamagotchis. I eyeballed the general shape and drew them out, and cut. Cut open a gallon sized ziplock bag and took out the side that was not printed as the screen. The Tamagotchi (actual creature) part of the screen was drawn as a grid in pencil, then squares were filled in with Sharpie, and I erased the pencil. That was on a piece of poster that is behind the main part. However, before putting that on, I took two battery packs of white LED's and attacked them evenly with packing tape around the border. I put them at the edge where you can not see them, but their light still emits. The "keychain" is two parts. Dollar Tree usually sells fake chains and chain handcuffs. I bought both, cut the wrist part of the handcuffs off, added them to the other chain, and taped them to the edge, leaving some extra dangling for arm movement. The back screws are cut tin foil and sharpie. As far as keeping this all on you, I did packing tape strips that have the sticky sides sticking to each other. I then attached them at the shoulders and sides (so you put this on like a shirt). Be sure to try it on with a jacket, if you will be wearing one. Adjust as needed. I covered the whole thing in packing tape to not only give it that "plastic" look, but also to make it rain friendly.
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2019 08:39:23 AM »

Ha! That is great! So clever!
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2019 09:49:45 AM »

Brilliant!  Grin This is a great idea in general, but definitely like you said--perfect for cold or rainy outdoor events. And I can see this being something fun to wear if you're escorting kids around and want to join in but not wear a whole dress-up outfit.
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2019 07:32:20 PM »

Thank you, guys!

This is a great idea in general, but definitely like you said--perfect for cold or rainy outdoor events. And I can see this being something fun to wear if you're escorting kids around and want to join in but not wear a whole dress-up outfit.
I go with my niece, nephew, and several other kids and adults. I get very cold very easy, and Maine Halloweens tend to not be kind to us. Every year I contemplate if I want to be cold or wear what I want and be super cold (not even factoring the rain or even sometimes snow). Some years (like last year), I am lucky to have both warmth and wear what I wanted. hahaha The adults appreciated the nostalgia. The kids had no idea what I was, but liked the lights. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2019 07:50:27 AM »

The adults appreciated the nostalgia. The kids had no idea what I was, but liked the lights. Smiley

BAWAHAHA! Oh, dear. I'm an adult. Grin Drat...
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