Halloween Costume Creation: From Pieces to Finished Product

So, my son wanted to be Green Lantern for Halloween.  Sadly, this isn’t a common costume this year and the ones we could find were pricey.  Not to mention they had some pretty bad reviews in terms of rough and tumble durability.  This gave us only one option, which was to make it.  First, pictures of what we’re going for.  It’s the Hal Jordan version complete with a lantern battery:

Now for the battery:

Cut up flower pots and a styrofoam orb

More Flower pots

Gesso Cover to help with paint

Dark Paint section

Handle added

‘Glowing’ Inside

The costume to some extent.  (Wife more concerned with NOT poking herself with needle):

Two shirts fit

Cut and Sewn

Symbol added

Forgot to take pictures of adding the ‘boots’ to the pants.  Here’s the finished one after we bought gloves, mask, and he already had the ring:

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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44 Responses to Halloween Costume Creation: From Pieces to Finished Product

  1. That’s one happy little boy 🙂


  2. A lovely costume, Charles. Your son it really cute.


  3. C.E.Robinson says:

    The best creative costume Iever saw! Great job, Charles! Love the look on your son’s face! 🎃 Christine


  4. Darlene says:

    Fantastic costume. You certainly made your son a happy boy!


  5. N. N. Light says:

    That’s awesome, Charles! He looks so happy! 🙂


  6. Bravo. What a great costume.


  7. Great costume, looks like you put a lot of work into it. It’s great you could give it a test drive, I’m sure he’ll have fun with it.


  8. Jan Hawke says:

    So much more fun to make it yourself! He looks great in it! 😀


  9. That lantern turned out amazing!


  10. That’s an awesome way to make the lantern.


  11. noelleg44 says:

    You and your wife are truly creative! Great job! My biggest challenge was a grasshopper. Not again…


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  13. That is awesome!! I hope the wee one enjoyed it. Did the lamp survive?


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