Every year, my youngest son plans his costume with one goal in mind...
Win. The. Contest.
We go to a Halloween costume contest every year and he feels he must win or die trying. I believe we are going on about 4 years in a row of 1st place!
This costume has the illusion of a person being carried away inside a porta-potty. Here it is from the side:
And here it is from the front:
Large Zip Ties
Disposable Painting Suit from Lowe's
PVC pipe and fittings
Foam or some kind of padding
Pants and shoes
I used a wardrobe box from a moving company for the potty one more large box to construct the roof and the interior shelf.
I cut open the bottom for his legs and a door in the front that opened as well as a U shape from the bottom of the back to accommodate his body in the back - remember, his legs will serve as the moving man's legs in the back:
(this is the cut out in the back and the loop of zip tie that will hold the man)
(zip tie toilet paper holder)
This is how he carried the box - he wore a belt around his waist and we looped strips of fabric from the zip ties to the belt and tied around the belt on 3 sides. All the weight was around his waist which left his hands free to hold a newspaper.
To build the man in the back, I made a cross using 1/2 inch pvc (my all time fave crafting material) to create a neck, shoulders, arms, and back - make sure the width of the shoulders is equal to the width of the box so the arms will reach around to the sides:
If you don't have the mask and hat, you could just pull the hood up like this. (mental note, style my hair and fix myself up a bit before allowing my picture to be taken!)
We stuffed girls pink tights with stuffing to make the legs and put them into some jeans and shoes. Pull the pants down to make it look like his own legs on the potty. Hold a newspaper and make it seem like you don't realize you are being carried through the room.
Here is the finished product in motion: