How to Make an Infant Tin Man Costume
Whether you are a ninja fanatic, a fan of the Wizard of Oz, or just a fan of tin men in general, you can make an infant tin man costume in the same way that you would a grownup version. Basically, you’ll need a cardboard box, duct tape, and some tubing of your own. The trick is to make sure you reinforce the box with tape to ensure that the tube stays in place. Then, you’ll need to use the duct tape to close the box.
To create the aforementioned infant tin man costume, you’ll need the following: a cardboard box, duct tape, aluminum duct tubing, and a pair of scissors. For the most part, the easiest way to create this outfit is to simply unpack the box, open one end, and lay it flat. Having a friend or family member help you out will ensure that the box stays put. If you’re feeling particularly crafty, you can even hot glue the tubing to the knees of the pants.
The box you select should be at least a foot long and about a foot tall. Open the lid and then roll the box from one end to the other. The resulting tube is about the size of a box of cereal. You may want to leave a small hole at one end to allow the costume to be folded over your child’s head. You may also want to wrap the tube around the child and hold it together with duct tape. This will make it easy to maneuver when it’s time to take the costume off.
The torso part of the costume should be made out of vinyl fabric. It should be a rectangular shape with a slight seam. It should also have a tail of excess fabric that you can use to attach some velcro to keep it in place. It should also be a touch smaller than your child’s arm length. A threaded rod is a good idea, as it can be used to close the torso part of the costume.
The most impressive costume part, of course, is the funnel-style headpiece. It’s a fun little piece of kit that can be used to mimic Tin Man’s signature oil-filled funnel. The top of the funnel is made from the same shiny material as the rest of the costume. It also has a large opening for your face. There’s also a nifty little clock that you can put on the front of the headpiece to mimic Tin Man’s clock. This is a great way to have fun with your child while giving them a head start on their costume-wearing skills.
The best part about making an infant tin man costume is the fact that you can wear it for hours on end. You’ll have to make sure that you don’t wear the costume too tightly. You can also use duct tape to make sure the tube isn’t pulled too tightly.