Falling into place, just in time for Halloween and the release of Wreck-It Ralph, is my Sergeant Calhoun costume! Made from football gear, Nerf guns and battery powered lights, held together by elastic and ingenuity, this costume not only amped up my Halloween, but is convention-read
2/17/2013 03:30:21 pm
I love it!! Where did you get the battery powered lights, and how did you put together your costume? I'd love to put together a Sgt Calhoun costume for myself.
2/18/2013 02:10:33 am
Thanks, it actually wasn't too hard to construct, but it was a lot of DIY-ing. The lights were a string, ten bulbs long, of battery powered Christmas lights, that I painted red with stained glass paint, which you can get in little bottles at craft stores. The battery was attached behind the armor on my back. The armor was football gear that I painted black with silver accents, the same for the Nerf guns. It took a few steps, but in the end came out looking pretty good. :)
9/16/2013 02:31:58 pm
Are you selling these? We are going to Disney, will be in costume one night, and my wife is going to be sergeant calhoun. We CANNOT find a costume! Help!
9/28/2013 02:12:33 pm
Just wondering if you have any more pictures of this. My kids are dying to do Wreck it Ralph themed costumes this year and they want me to be Sgt Calhoun. Wasn't sure if I could do it until I saw this. I'd love a couple more pics so I could put it together for them. GREAT JOB!!! You look fantastic!!
10/1/2013 09:35:46 am
I am also trying to throw together a Sgt. Calhoun costume! Can you give more details on how you put this together? Or possibly more photos? It turned out great!
10/5/2013 09:36:45 am
yes would love any more pictures and info as I am doing the same with my kids and husband.
10/6/2013 02:54:15 pm
Me 3 (or 4....). I just bought the football shoulder pads inspired by your post. Love it!
10/7/2013 02:24:22 am
Hey guys! Loving all the feedback, and to help you guys out, I just uploaded a new post, with a supply list and tutorial to build your own Sergeant Calhoun costume - http://www.elizabethkidder.com/1/post/2013/10/a-little-wreck-it-tutorial.html
10/11/2013 05:05:55 am
Interesting thoughts, just wanted to mention I came from Google.
10/15/2013 07:33:03 am
Great blog post.
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