Halloween Costume Round Up: Royalty to Rainbow Loom

We’ve been working on this one for a few weeks.  First, Ryan took careful measurements of his loom, and together, we calculated proportionate measurements to his body.  We then created a prototype with cardboard and plastic cups as pegs.  This was an unplanned, but excellent, math and spatial exercise for both of us.

rainbow loom detail

To make wearing posterboard as comfortable as possible, we kept the dimensions small and used a 10 inch by 30 inch piece of gray posterboard, wrapped in Saran Wrap to give it a shiny plastic look.  Thanks to Dad’s meticulous measuring and cutting skills, the loom came together without much trouble.

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Now this is a dad. A Friday night watching Shark Tank and making a Rainbow Loom.

Scott used a penknife and zipties to secure 10-ounce clear Solo cups to the posterboard, in the alternating one peg/2 peg pattern of the original loom.  Blue duct tape made the loom’s signature blue baseplates and doubled as straps to attach the loom to Ryan. Giant rubber bands from Staples and a cane-turned-loom hook finished the costume.

A testament to the loom’s popularity (and Scott’s brilliant workmanship), Ryan’s costume was recognizable to many (only srcset=

A testament to the loom’s popularity (and Scott’s brilliant workmanship), Ryan’s costume was recognizable to many (only one person asked if he was DNA).

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