For 6 steps to 6 figures pdf we have been trying to convince our kids that Halloween is all about making your costumes, not buying them. Sadly, this has fallen on deaf ears year after year after year.
Our vision of what would be awesome and their vision of what would be awesome has never aligned until now! Our kids, like millions of others around the world, are obsessed with all things Minecraft. While I’m not much into gaming myself, I can definitely appreciate the virtues of this game – namely the simplicity and open-ended creativity that it offers. The simplicity in particular is what made this a logical choice for this year’s costumes. The pixelized, blocky look of all of the characters make them perfect for construction out of cardboard – which happens to be free and plentiful.
After careful consideration of all the possible characters and skins, my son settled on ‘Minecraft Steve’. He wanted to make it as recognizable as possible to the most number of people. After 2 weeks, 10 sheets of cardboard, and many late nights, it’s safe to say that the results exceeded our expectations. I’ve found that one of the keys to making a great costume is to have it scaled correctly. I’ve seen lots of pictures of Minecraft costumes where the head is too small compared to the body, or the arms are too large compared to the body and head. These were most likely made with pre-existing cardboard boxes. To make ours truly to scale, we were going to need to make our own boxes.