In week 8 of term 1, Room 21 was challenged to create a cardboard costume in small groups (1- 2) following a pretty strict brief.
CARDBOARD COSTUME DESIGN BRIEF * IT MUST WEARABLE
* CARDBOARD MEDIUM (CARDBOARD AS THE MAIN MATERIAL USED)
* MULTIPLE PARTS (NOT JUST A BOX ON YOUR HEAD AND TISSUE BOXES ON YOUR FEET)
* NO MONEY SPENT (YOU CAN NOT SPEND ANY OF YOUR OR YOUR PARENTS’ MONEY)
* IT MUST BE MADE FROM MATERIALS THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN THROWN AWAY
* THE MAIN IDEA IS WE ARE REPURPOSING UNWANTED ELEMENTS * YOUR COSTUME/PIECE SHOULD HAVE MULTIPLE TEXTURES 3+
* YOUR COSTUME/PIECE SHOULD HAVE A THEME
* WEAPONS ARE NOT THE MAIN PART OF YOUR COSTUME, THE COSTUME IS! (DON’T SPEND ALL WEEK MAKING A GUN)
* WEAPONS CAN BE ADDED AND FIXED BUT SHOULD NOT BE REMOVABLE FOR SAFETY REASONS
* YOUR COSTUME/PIECE MUST BE ABLE TO BE WORN AND DISPLAYED AFTERWARDS.
* 1 - 2 PER GROUP. YOU CAN HAVE THREE IN A GROUP, BUT YOU WILL HAVE TWO MAKE TWO COSTUMES/PIECES.
* YOUR CREATION MUST BE DOCUMENTED VIA VIDEOS, PHOTOS AND DRAWINGS.
* HAVE FUN AND SHOW THE SCHOOL AND THE WORLD (VIA OUR BLOG) HOW CREATIVE YOU CAN BE!!
In the build up to the creating, we unpacked the elements of the brief and discussed the vocabulary to make sure all had a clear understanding. We started by searching online to what other people had done before with cardboard and we also searched for ideas for our themes. Next, we started to experiment with textures and how we could create them.
Our next step was to practise making a helmet to get a feeling for what it is like.
After we had some experience in hat/helmet making we decided it was time to go back and start drawing some concept sketches for what our costumes might look like.
After careful planning and experimenting, we were ready to roll.This is what we started with.
Here are some shots of our creations in progress.
Time to add some finishing touches such as textures and paint.
Once they were dry we put them on and took some blue-screen photos and added some back grounds to suit our costumes' themes.