Toy Soldier Costumes

Do-It-Yourself Halloween Costumes | Handmade Charlotte

My company, like many, were putting on a Halloween costume contest. I had one costume, Assassin's Creed III, I wanted to finish before then but I ran out of time to properly execute. So, I needed to find something else that would tickle my fancy and make in a reasonable time frame. I had seen others make the Plastic Green Toy Soldier costume and felt that that was exactly what I wanted to do.Now, I understand that there are many tutorials on this costume theme but I have yet to see someone do the flamethrower prop and this is what this particular Instructable will be focusing on. I will include my trials and tribulations with the rest of the costume as well.

*note* I finished the costume just in time and entered the contest and won first place receiving a $50 generic gift card. Here's to owning Assassin's Creed III. ^________^


  1. 1 QT - satin finish interior house paint - color - medium to light grey
  2. 1 can (spray paint) - primer - grey
    Do not get black or white. It will take more paint to cover and kill the color beneath.
  3. 4 cans 7 cans (spray paint) - high gloss - Meadow Green
    Found this color sold by Home Depot. I think it works the best. Reason, if you had to find an outside object you cannot paint and hoping get a green color that matches like I did, this medium like emerald green is perfect.
  4. Glue gun
  5. Generic white glue (water soluble or not. NO super glue. Did not work. I tried. (Unless you got the industry grade))
  6. 1 awesome scissors
    I bought these scissors to cut thin wire and now I use them to cut everything like thick paper rolls or plastic bottles.
  1. 1/2 YD of stretchy fabric like shirt material.
  2. 2 plastic wiffle balls (baseball size) No foam. Paint would eat it.
  3. 3 FT of rope.
    Little on the thick side. It is to be the hose from the rifle to the pack of the flamethrower. I had decorative cord you would line pillows, curtains and such with.
  4. 3 sheets of card stock paper or card board
  5. 2 - 2 foot tube containers with 2 lids
    I had 1 packaging tube container with 2 lids and 2 - 4 inch thick random tube rolls I think originally were for labels. Whatever you can find.
  6. 1 - 2 paper roll(s) Toilet or paper towel rolls work.
  7. 1 cheap grocery bag (the kind you bring to keep from using plastic or paper bags at a grocery)
  8. 1 thin - squaty box that the lid opens from one side
  9. 2 T shape 1 inch PVC hinges
  10. 2 pill bottles (supplement or aspirin or the like)
  11. 1 wooden pole - mop poll, painter roller extension poll or the cheap Pimp Daddy cane I had left over works too.
  12. 2 paper cups

Rubie's Costume Rubie's Costume Woman's Christmas Toy Soldier Costume, Multicolor, Small
Apparel (Rubie's Costume)
  • Women's Toy Soldier costume is a Christmas classic
  • Form fitting, high-waisted white pants have a stripe down the side; tall black hat with gold accents
  • Red top with gold epaulets, attached gold decorative buttons, blue cuffs and white criss-cross straps
  • Available in Small (fits dress size 6-10), Medium (fits dress size 10-14), and Large (fits dress size 14-16)
  • Gloves and boots available separately
2007-10-01 11:11:57 by Pyotr_Verkhovensky

Israel’s Toy Soldiers...

If you are a young Muslim American and head off to the Middle East for a spell in a fundamentalist “madrassa,” or religious school, Homeland Security will probably greet you at the airport when you return. But if you are an American Jew and you join hundreds of teenagers from Europe and Mexico for an eight-week training course run by the Israel Defense Forces, you can post your picture wearing a...aeli army uniform and holding an automatic weapon on MySpace.
The Marva program, part summer camp part indoctrination, was launched in Israel in 1981. It allows participants, who must be Jewish and between the ages of 18 and 28, to fire weapons, live in military barracks in the Negev desert and saunter around in an Israeli military uniform saluting and taking long hikes with military packs

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Beistle Toy Soldier Cutout Party Accessory (1 count) (1/Pkg)
Apparel (Beistle)
  • Ideal for eye-catching displays
  • Completely Assembled
  • For Indoor & Outdoor Use.
  • Easy Installation - Remove and Reuse.
  • Printed on both sides
Anit Accessories Corp. Anit Accessories Toy Soldier Dog Costume, 8-Inch
Pet Products (Anit Accessories Corp.)
  • Two piece toy soldier dog costume with adjustable drawstring hat
  • Easy to wear front closure
  • Size X-Small Measurements: Back: Up to 8-Inch Neck: 8-Inch to 10-Inch Chest: 10-Inch to 14-Inch
Rubie's Costume Star Wars Romper And Headpiece X-Wing Fighter Pilot, Pilot Print, 6-12 Months
Apparel (Rubie's Costume)
  • Romper costume makes it easy for your favorite little one to join the party
  • X-wing fighter pilot romper includes headpiece
  • Snap closures at legs for easy changes
  • Officially licensed star wars costume
  • Rubies' has the costumes and accessories you and your family will enjoy at Halloween and all year long
Rubies Child's Wooden Toy Soldier Costume Size Large (12-14)
Single Detail Page Misc (Rubies)
  • Great Child's Costume
  • Size Large 12-14
  • Gun Not Included

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