I have to start by saying that my husband is such a good sport! He's allowed me to dress him up for Halloween in some pretty embarrassing costumes, including a little mouse and a giant, fuzzy Pink Panther, but this Halloween was my favorite so far. I made him a costume based on the original Operation board game, complete with light up nose and buzzy tweezers.
He was a big hit at the party we went to, although the dogs had a good time chasing his parts, and I'll need to remake them due to saliva and dog hair.
I'm thinking of turning some of the pieces into brooches to wear on a body themed tote bag or purse.
Start with a turtle neck and pair of pants, both white. Die them to whatever skin tone you like with RIT dye. I used scrubs for the pants and had to dye them three times to get them to be a close match to the shirt!
Using red fabric paint, paint all of the body part outlines. Label each with black fabric paint.
Cut pieces of velcro for each body part and attach one side to the painted outlines on clothing.
Cut each body part out of white felt. Attach velcro (I used iron on fusible velcro). I cut two pieces of felt for each shape, stitched them with white embroidery floss and filled them with a little cotton batting. I wanted them to be able to hold up to lots of pinching and pulling.
For the "Ankle bone connected to the knee bone" I used two extra large hooks and a length of 1/4 inch tan elastic sewn into a circle.
The tweezers are our grill tongs with red electrical tape wrapped around the handle. A pair of clown hand buzzers were taped to the inside of the tongs, so that when someone tried to grab a body part they would buzz.