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Wayne, New Jersey, US
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Make your own interactive boardgame suit!

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.



  • Step 1

    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!

  • How to make a full costume. Operation! You're The Doctor! - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using red fabric paint, paint all of the body part outlines. Label each with black fabric paint.

  • Step 3

    Cut pieces of velcro for each body part and attach one side to the painted outlines on clothing.

  • Step 4

    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.

  • How to make a full costume. Operation! You're The Doctor! - Step 5
    Step 5

    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.

  • Step 6

    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.

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Greg S.
Greg S. · New Tripoli, Pennsylvania, US
Just how did you do the light up nose without it constantly blinking? I love this.
The Petite Shop
The Petite Shop · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 16 projects
OMG this would be so great for Halloween this year!!
Thanx for sharing (=
RainbowIce · Chicago, Illinois, US · 38 projects
This looks like it is a lot of fun!! - ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ
Tatiana F.
Tatiana F. · Seattle, Washington, US · 1 project
I love it! Thanks for the idea for next Halloween!
Stephanie · 17 projects
great idea! looks fabulous!
wonkydawn · Parkville, Maryland, US · 21 projects
I love this, awesome idea!
Kasey Kasket
Kasey Kasket · Ormond Beach, Florida, US · 25 projects
I love this idea! Im going to make a dress
Rebecca T.
Rebecca T.
My Halloween costume this year was a disaster, I wish I had come across this a couple months ago!
plumsong  .
plumsong . · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 6 projects
really cool!
would make a great halloween costume.
Charlotte H.
Charlotte H. · Toronto, Ontario, CA · 5 projects
THat is so creative!! Very cool!Happy
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