The Lego Minifig Halloween Costume was a roaring success this year. The Eldest had people stopping him on the street last night so they could take a picture of him. Too funny.
A few last minute notes about the costume should anyone wish to make this as well:
1. Make the hole in the torso section smaller than the bottom of the neck part of the head piece so that it rests squarely on the torso. I ended up making them the same size and it actually sat on his real shoulders and wasn't comfortable. It also moved around quite a bit too.
2. Carve out a section in the top of the head piece so that it fits snugly against the top of the head. This will also keep it from moving around so much.
3. A problem occurred with the torso/box rounding over his shoulders instead of staying square. I took two paint stir sticks, wrapped them in a rubbery material used to line cabinets and hot glued them into the shoulders. It fixed the rounding and provided comfortable support as well. I don't think this would be as much of an issue with an adult, but a 10 year old boy has small shoulders and needs all the help he can get.
4. If I made this again, I would go ahead and attach the heap piece to the torso to keep it from moving around, especially if this was for a child.
Hope everybody had a great Halloween!