Sunday, April 21, 2013

Vanellope Von Schweetz Cosplay (part 4: the car)

Time for the finish! Paint, glitter, and CANDY!! (ok, most of it isn’t really candy. It’s plastic candy. Original plan was to put real candy on it. But a real concern of candy falling off the car, and kids would pick them up and eat it. So, we opted for fake candy instead.)















 Completed. Well.. not really.. but, it’s good enough for Fan Expo 2013





7 comments:

  1. I love how the car turned out! Where did you purchase your exercise foam? And where did you find fake candy?

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  2. Thanks! It was fun to make. The exercise foam can be obtained from any hardware store. I got mine from Costco. Found them to be the cheapest per sq ft. The fake candy was from Dollarstore! They're kid's hair tie accessories. :D

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  3. Awesome! Thanks so much for the info!!!

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  4. We are looking into possibly making 3 cars from the movie for Halloween costumes. How many rolls did you use for this? Inches in roll?

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  5. I picked them up at Costco for .. I forget the price (either $8 or $12) Came in a pack of 8 sheets. Each sheet is 2’ x 2’ sq. I think I used 2 or 3 sheets. They also sell them at Walmart/Target. (called exercise mat or anti-fatique mat)

    3 cars?!? Whoa.. I was thinking of doing another. I would love to see your results! Good luck!

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  6. Oh.. another tip: Use a hot gun to heat up the mat for a few seconds, then bend them to shape. Use hot glue to piece them all together. For paint, I used Rust-O-Leum outdoor paint. With primer for the first coat. (Some other types of paint might eat away at your foam! Try in small areas first!) Once the primer is on, you can use acrylic paints on top.

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  7. Thank you for all the tips! Sorry I am finally getting back to you about this, but here is a blog post of our costumes last year.

    http://rodnishafamily.blogspot.com/2014/03/a-better-look-at-our-costumes-from.html

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