We showed some interesting costumes in What We Pretend To Be
, and while they're nothing new, we saw a variety of Lego-themed costumes.
The basic Lego block and the generic Lego man used to be the mainstays of the Lego costume set.
But then Lego started licensing movies and games. You can even go to a Lego store and customize a Lego figure to look like you.
Now there are superheroes, like the members of the Justice League
Famous pop stars like The Village People
Whoever these guys are (we were afraid to ask)
Even if its a Lego zombie.
Some costumes take less effort than others.
Caillen Sheppard loves Legos. He has an extensive collection including a large number of Star Wars pieces. The seven year old from Ontario wanted to be Lego Boba Fett, and his father, Keith Sheppard, 41, tackled the job with enthusiasm.
Much of the suit, which took about 100 hours to build, was made from Sintra, a rigid, lightweight PVC. Insulation foam board was used to make the dome shape of the helmet, and the rocket tips and exhausts were constructed from Plastazote, a closed cell foam.
The graphics were cut from adhesive vinyl, applied over the paint, and then clear coated for durability.
The attention to detail, compared to the original Lego creation, is amazing. And like the Lego creation, the antenna and backpack are removable.
It's no surprise that the costume took first place at the Burlington Toycon, as Keith Sheppard is a graphics designer, a long-time star wars fan, and a great father.