I’ve taken my creativity to new heights and I’m so excited to share it with you. For the past 5 years, I’ve made LittleCuteLips Halloween Costumes. I began to look forward to making her versions come to life. This year she went a different route but I still needed to create a costume for my Good Morning Washington segment.
I wanted to make something outside of anything I’ve ever made before. I asked my Facebook friends what their boy children have been or wanted to be for Halloween. As they mentioned things I looked them up. My girlfriend Drea mentioned a stormtrooper and I went with it.
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A big Thank You to MomsNCharge for allowing her children to be my models.
I got all festive and cute too.
STORMTROOPERS Stormtroopers are elite shock troops fanatically loyal to the Empire and impossible to sway from the Imperial cause. They wear imposing white armor, which offers a wide range of survival equipment and temperature controls to allow the soldiers to survive in almost any environment. Stormtroopers wield blaster rifles and pistols with great skill, and attack in hordes to overwhelm their enemies.
I Googled a few stormtroopers to get inspiration for my design. I saw several variations but I settled out on this one.
Supplies: White Shirt, White Hat, Pencil, Black Sharpie & Ruler
I don’t know how to draw but I can recreate almost anything, with that idea in mind I got to work. This shirt cost $2.50
I stretched the shirt out on my sofa and grabbed my pencil and ruler and went to work. I didn’t put anything in the middle but you could put a piece of cardboard inside to make the drawing process a bit easier.
I was in my groove and I just kept going with it. I used the kids fidget spinner to make perfect circles.
After I completed my pencil outline I put a piece of cardboard inside the shirt. I traced my lines with a black Sharpie, they bleed so make sure you put something in-between the front and back. I mimicked the shading and everything, Sharpie gets kind of sticky after that so maybe open a window.
My Sharpie work is done and I love it. As it turns out it is a bit harder to draw on a t-shirt with a Sharpie than a pencil. They do have t-shirt markers but I believe in using what I have.
My t-shirt looks amaze-balls, now it is time to work on the mask, in our case that means the hat. I found this template and printed it out.
I cut the template up and kept what I wanted; I needed to make sure the design would fit my canvas.
I began to trace the template onto the hat. I traced the top half of the mask and then the bottom part onto the brim. You want your costume to remain true to the character but you know I believe in exercising creative control.
Then followed it up with my black Sharpie.
What do you think?
My son told me it looked amazing, I knew I had done great work. To have my teenager validate my creativity is priceless. Do you know how hard it is to impress a teen? I’m just saying.
Babe insisted I add a little of detail to the back so I did.