Ahead of a costume party, matinee or performance? It is urgent to prepare the most creative and memorable costume! Of course, there are many options, but we must also take into account that the process of creating an outfit should be affordable.
In this case, we will try to reflect on how to make Iron Man at home from improvised means.
Consider the two simplest approaches, we will make a suit of cardboard and fabric.
How to make Iron Man from cardboard
We will need the following items:
- A box that your hero will fit into (for example, from a microwave oven, vacuum cleaner, or electric heater).
- A few boxes of footwear for vestments.
- Roll of foil.
So, we begin to act. First of all, you should cut holes in the big box at the top and bottom for your torso. The box will be worn over the head.
Then cut the same hole pattern in the shoe boxes for arms and legs (with the appropriate diameter).
It is best to remove the lids from the boxes, cut open the holes, then the box can simply be put on your arm or leg and closed with a lid.
If you don’t know how to make the Iron Man costume yourself, ask your parents or older friends to help you with the assembly process.
All this will be fixed and decorated with foil. The coil will go to the full winding of the trunk and limbs. A little needs to be left on the face. The face should be covered with foil in its pure form, without boxes. The sight promises to be terrifying!
And also, as an easier option for limb decoration, you can adapt a stainless corrugated pipe from a plumbing store. Ask dad to participate in this important business!
The disadvantage of such a suit is the difficulty in choosing the right number of boxes, a large consumption of foil, and, most importantly, such a suit will have to be created every time anew ...
How to make Iron Man from fabric
You must go to the fabric store and buy the required material. Of the offered assortment, various variants of sprayed knitwear are most often suitable. If the hero is a girl, then you can buy sequin fabric. If a boy, then it is better to choose something less glamorous. The silver fabric of supplex or lycra, lurex or viscose with a metal coating is perfect for this purpose.
The fabric consumption is calculated from the following scheme: trouser length + blouse length + sleeve length.
At home, you should cut pants and a sweater. Here, without special skills it will be difficult. You can take the most primitive pattern from a specialized magazine, taking some pajamas as a basis, and get the real drawings of the Iron Man costume. Alternatively, you can circle your favorite T-shirt or tracksuit on the newspaper.
All can be stitched on the most ordinary sewing machine. But the main thing is to first make sure that she is able to "make friends" with the selected fabric.
You can decorate the costume with old CDs and various details from broken cars or robots.
When the job is finished, it remains to apply a metal make-up on the face. For this, fat cream and silver sand from a flower shop are suitable. You can also use metal shadows, covering them all over the face or its individual parts.
Now you know exactly how to make Iron Man!