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 another Disney Planes Fire and Rescue Dipper costume idea.
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. 🙂