TMNT Chest Muscles

imageAs part of my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles group Halloween costume, here’s how I made the chest muscles. We have two boys and two girls for our turtle-y group, which means the whole chest plates were different sizes for almost each person.

The chest pieces were actually much easier than expected. For them I used:

  • 2mm 18″ x 12″ foam sheets in two shades of brown/tan
  • scissors
  • basic Elmer’s glue
  • Brown duct tape

For the girls chest plates I had to tape two foam sheets (four for the boys as shown) together long ways and sketched out the chest shape. After doing this with one color it’s easier to just trace it over to the other. The picture shown was a stencil of my size chest plate on a boy sized sheet.

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Once you have the lighter and darker pieces cut out you can decide where you want your muscles. Them, cut up the lighter pieces and trim the edges up just a tiny bit so that when you lay it back down on the darker brown that you can see it around the edges. Then glue it on.

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I gave one of the chests a scar.

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The final product will look like the mini mockup I have up at the beginning of the post. Minus the belt though, that’s a separate piece that will go around the shell too.

Be sure to store the chest pieces flat otherwise they could warp. I taped mine to the back of my closet door because then it’d be flat and out of the way.

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October 14, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Projects.

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