Me and 80+ blog buddies got together to bring you 80+ DIY Halloween costumes, including my Dipper from Disney Planes Fire and Rescue! After the success of our Dusty and El Chu costumes last year, I couldn’t help but create two more this year with the 2nd Planes movie. I wanted to mix things up a bit so first I made Blade Ranger, a helicopter costume and it turned out pretty cute. Today I am sharing our Dipper costume idea. Following tips on how to make your own Dipper airplane costume, check out the 88 other DIY Halloween costume ideas!
The Lil’ Dipper Costume is very similar to my past airplane tutorials, it’s very easy to make but does take a lot of duct tape and time. The most important thing to do is reference an actual picture of Dipper, so recreate the same details with the duct tape.
- Cardboard Box (I used a legal size banker’s box)
- Duct Tape: Red, Yellow, Black, Silver, White
- 2 Plastic sand buckets
- Wood Skewers
- Material for straps (I used the straps off a grocery tote bag)
The biggest change to this costume vs. Dusty last year is the addition of sand buckets on the wings to create that bulky red part. I found the buckets in the dollar section at Target. I had Peter slice down the sides (about 1/2) so I could slip them on to the wing. Then I used silver duct tape on the front and red duct tape around the sides.
I created the blades by cutting wood skewers in half and then duct taped them together (to create a wider blade). I added yellow tape to the ends of each blade. Then I simply used a blade to create a hole in the buckets and inserted 3 blades into each side.
After covering the majority of the costume in yellow duct tape, I added more details with different colored duct tape. I also added Dipper’s numbers using double-sided tape.
If you’re looking for more details on how to create an airplane costume using a cardboard box and duct tape, reference my Dusty Crophopper costume or El Chupacabra Costume. And don’t forget about my Blade Ranger helicopter costume. 🙂
And now it’s time for tons more DIY Halloween costume inspiration! Join in on the BLOG HOP! Click on the links below each collage to get the detailed instructions about how to make the costume pictured, just like mine above. Don’t forget to follow the Handamde Halloween Costumes Pinterest Board for even more DIY costume greatness!
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What handmade costume ideas did you love the most?! Be sure to click over to get the costume instructions, pin the costume, and let them know you love it! Also, follow the Handmade Halloween Costume board on Pinterest!