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Everything is awesome about these DIY costumes from The LEGO Movie

Raise your hand if you absolutely loved The LEGO Movie. Seriously, who didn’t? And what’s awesome is that it’s pretty easy to turn your favorite characters into a hilarious group costume. Use this tutorial to learn how to make Emmet, President Business, Good Cop/Bad Cop and Benny the astronaut.

Step 1: Gather your supplies, and become a Master Builder

Image source: YouTube, @Keep Calm And Power Up

You will need:

  • 36 x 48-inch tri-fold foam board (4 total, for fronts and sides)
  • 36 x 48-inch regular foam board (4 total, for backs)
  • Poster paper (6 sheets)
  • Acrylic paint (red, white, black, yellow, blue, gray and brown)
  • Spray paint (orange, gray, blue, black and brown)
  • Large plastic serving bowls (4 total)
  • Black mesh fabric  (just enough for the eyes)
  • 3 Styrofoam cubes
  • Duct tape
  • X-Acto knife
  • Black permanent markers
  • The usual: scissors, hot glue gun, yardstick and marking pencil


  • 4 long-sleeved shirts (gray, black and 2 blue)
  • Pants (orange, gray, blue and black)
  • Materials for LEGO hands or colored gloves

Step 2: Construct your LEGO bodies

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