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Saturday, 31 October 2015

An Enderman Costume for World Book Day!

Enderman Costume Minecraft
This post was originally published for World Book Day, but I thought it might make a cool last minute Halloween costume for a Minecraft lover. If you can't buy the head, you can always paint a cardboard box. Although, I have just had a quick search online and they do seem to still be available in shops.


And, before you say it, yes Minecraft does count as a book! Ok, maybe not in the traditional sense, but Luke is happy and it's meant to be fun, so there!


See?! Books!!

Firstly, I will admit I cheated a little bit. Which won't surprise you in the least, so I might as well get it out there straight away. I bought the head. That's not so bad, right? I still made the body. Well the arms. anyway. We got ours in B&M Bargains, but as it's a bit of a Delboy shop, and never seems to have the same stock twice, you can also get them in Argos. All you need to go with it, is a black top and trousers and some freakishly long arms. Here's how we made the arms. 



There's a lot of measuring to do for this, but, being Minecraft, it kind of has to be angular, so a sturdy ruler is a must. Grab a sheet of cardboard, we just used the side of a box. You will have to hold it up to your victim child and check how long you want the arms to be. This is what you are aiming for, so try to make them as long as possible, without them getting in the way of natural movement .... 

Make Enderman Costume

Once you have trimmed the box to the right length, measure four equal columns, about 8 or 9cms apart and have a smaller fifth column to secure it together. Score the lines between the columns with a sharp knife. You will now be able to fold it up, so it looks like this... 

Make Enderman Costume

 Next, you will need a handle on the inside, so that when you hold the handle, it looks like the arms are attached, but they can also be easily put down for other important school stuff, like lunch. 

Make Enderman Costume

To make the handle, cut two small slits on opposite sides of what will be your Ender-arm. Then, assemble your arm, as shown above, and feed a strip of cardboard through the slits and secure either side with tape. All that is left to do now is tape up the sides of your arm and either paint it or, if you have no black paint, like us, giftwrap it with a black refuse sack. Put your head on and there you have it, one cheap and easy costume! 














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  1. Really good effort, my younger brother loves Minecraft I'll have to show him this! x

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    1. Thank you, I was surprised how easy it was!

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  2. That's a really effective costume and cheap too. Your son always has a big smile on his face :)

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    1. Thank you, I just wish I could make his hair lie flat! #TuftWars

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  3. Its such a great idea, so easy to make, I love it. Liam loves Endermann so much. If the boys were not doing Horrid Henry and Prefect Peter I would do this. Definitely next year, I'm sure they will be Minecraft fans then. Where did you get the head from?
    Great job Lucy x

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    1. Thanks, Lucy. We got ours from B&M Bargains, but I checked and they sell them in Argos too. You can get all different ones, I thought a creeper would be easy to add a body to, as it's pretty much just green! x

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  4. What a creative costume! It looks amazing, well done! x

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