My husband, a huge retro-gamer, has been playing a lot of old-school video games with Vincent now that Vince is old enough to care about what Daddy's games are.
Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog are his two favorites.
So for Halloween this year, I figured I'd dress him up as his favorite character.
I simply got two unitards in the proper colors (sky blue and royal blue) and cut the pieces out as necessary. I super-glued his "underoos" to a super bulky diaper to give it a bit of shape, and I found a cheap pair of rainboots that I sanded down and then spray-painted to match.
I was lucky enough to find a Mega Man "helmet" online. Go eBay!
For his Megabuster (the arm-cannon thing on his hand) I used a wonton soup container. I actually used two. The first one broke when I tried to figure out how to fashion it. So we had Chinese food twice in a row, but I got the darn thing to work the second time!
Instead of trying to bore a hole in the sides of the container with scissors (as I had originally tried), I took a lighter and simply melted two little holes into the sides of the container that were large enough to slide a thick, plastic kids' straw through. Since he would be "wearing" this on his arm, he'd need something to hold onto inside the container, so the heavy plastic straw served that purpose.
To help anchor the straw in place, I threaded two pieces of yarn through and then around the container, itself. I then replaced the lid of the container and cut out a small circle for his hand to fit through. To keep him from cutting himself on the sharp plastic, I padded the wrist-entry with duct tape and extra fabric. I then colored the bottom of the container with a red Sharpie marker. Once that was complete, I covered the entire container in the royal blue fabric and hot-glued it through the wrist-hole, thus giving his little hand even more padding.
Then, to make sure his little Megabuster glowed just like the real thing, I stuffed a couple red glow-sticks (the kind you can get from the dollar store) into the bottom. He was absolutely in his glories running around like Mega Man! :)
I was pretty proud of myself. Considering Mega Man is just not popular at all anymore, it was impossible to find anything to help me put his costume together. On the plus side, though, I was able to find some unitards that matched colors. I don't think I'd've been able to create this without those!!!
Oh yes... and God bless the glue-gun. Ha ha!