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Hobbit feet, Cape and Sword
This is for my son's School Activity. They call it :Word-Robe Activity".

They sent out an instruction and asking us to come up with an uncommon word. And that to use recycled item.

Search and read a lot of uncommon words online and I can across the word "Nelipot" which means "Huge Feet". While trying to get a backup word because it will still be approved by their English teacher. I saw another word! "Sciapodus" which means "Barefoot".

I got a bright idea of putting those 2 words together by just doing this craft.

While sharing my idea with my niece and nephews... they told me that it fit the description of a "HOBBIT" character! With only a week left before the event... I manage to finish everything a night before.

Then there is a need to me to put a label for they'll be parading around the school to show off their word-robe. at 2am... I remember that Frodo have a sword which I can put the words. Looked for 2 old slack pants I found around the house which I manage to turn the gray slacks into a cloak and Large brown pants into his size pants. I also make him wear a wig... I know only Gollum si bald. HAHAHA

After all the sleepless night of making it... on the day that I put it all together... I was amazed how it turned out to be.

He came home with a certificate... Best in Costume award!!

Best award for all the effort done.

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  • How to make an chracter costume. Hobbit Costume - Step 1
    Step 1

    This is how it will look like... Let's start!

  • How to make an chracter costume. Hobbit Costume - Step 2
    Step 2

    Get a Carton and place your old shoes on it. Make a pair.

  • How to make an chracter costume. Hobbit Costume - Step 3
    Step 3

    Glue or Tape the Shoes on it (mine I use scotch tape) on the Carton

  • How to make an chracter costume. Hobbit Costume - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fill up with crampled newspapers to shape up all the sides of the shoe.

  • How to make an chracter costume. Hobbit Costume - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use scotch tape to hold the crampled paper in place.

    Do the same with the other feet.

  • How to make an chracter costume. Hobbit Costume - Step 6
    Step 6

    Tear small pieces of paper.

    With the Glue-water mixture (1:1)

    paste small pieces of paper to flatten the surface of the crampled newspaper.

  • How to make an chracter costume. Hobbit Costume - Step 7
    Step 7

    Just like the Small pieces of Paper

    Do the same with the Paper Towel/Tissue.

    Cover everything (paper Mache)

    Wait for it to dry and you'll be ready for the next step. (an hour or less)

  • How to make an chracter costume. Hobbit Costume - Step 8
    Step 8

    Mix poster paint in a palette...

    RED, GREEN, WHITE and YELLOW.

    Adjust to prefered skin tone.

    Make a lot...

    So the skin tone will be constant all throughout.

    You can now start painting the whole Feet

  • How to make an chracter costume. Hobbit Costume - Step 9
    Step 9

    Cut a desired length for the yarn.

    I use like... 24 inches-36 ?

    Start pulling apart the single string in it's bundle... or you could use a brush.

    This would make a hair effect.

  • How to make an chracter costume. Hobbit Costume - Step 10
    Step 10

    Some yellow card board laying around.

    Cut it into nail shaped that would fit for each fingers and glue them.

  • How to make an chracter costume. Hobbit Costume - Step 11
    Step 11

    The rewards of my sleepless nights...

  • How to make an chracter costume. Hobbit Costume - Step 12
    Step 12

    This is where I got the idea of the big feet from Neil of Art attack!
    Thank you!

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