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Thomas the Train Costumes (Percy and Rosie)

Some ideas for kids' Halloween costumes.

Steps

Step #1:

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Thomas the Train Costumes (Percy and Rosie)
  • Cut box top and bottom as seen here.
  • Hot-glue top flaps together.
  • Spray-paint box.
  • Allow 24 hours to dry.

Step #2:

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Thomas the Train Costumes (Percy and Rosie)

Cut paper plates to appropriate size for box.

Step #3:

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  • Paint wheels with black acrylic paint.
  • Allow 1 hour to dry.

Step #4:

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Thomas the Train Costumes (Percy and Rosie)

Creating Rosie's window and siding.

Step #5:

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Thomas the Train Costumes (Percy and Rosie)

The box should be dry now. Paint it the main color of the train that you're making.

Step #6:

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Thomas the Train Costumes (Percy and Rosie)
  • Paint the top of the box black.
  • This will be the coal box.

Step #7:

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Start to shape the body of the character. The details shown here are made from white paper bags fastened with hot glue. You can just paint them on also.

Step #8:

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Thomas the Train Costumes (Percy and Rosie)
  • Outline the windows.
  • The ladder is made out of paper bag handles.

Step #9:

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Paint another paper bag black for the coal.

Step #10:

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Thomas the Train Costumes (Percy and Rosie)
  • Don't forget the buffers. (Big deal for the kids.)
  • Cut your coal up into strips and hot glue them on. Sorry no pic.

Step #11:

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  • Hot glue some straps on.
  • Pin it on a kid.
  • Add some face paint.
  • Some spider web for Percy the Ghost Train.
  • And presto! Go get some candy.

Step #12:

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Lesson learned: Never go trick-or-treating in the cold rain.


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