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Balloon Boy Flying Saucer

Added Nov 3, 2009

by mo-mo-sew-sew

Los Angeles, Cal...






wow, i can’t believe that this is what i choose to post for the first time here as a finished project. i guess i haven’t gotten around to photographing the actual clothing i’ve made. this was the easiest and cheapest halloween costume ever. and it’s upcycled!!! made from a few old marathon finish line mylar blankets i had saved to stay warm at the start of future marathons. i guess i haven’t run many cold races lately….i was shocked that i could actually run this slippery material through a sewing machine, but it sews up pretty easily!!!

it got super interesting after a few drinks when i realized that i could pull it up over my mouth and self inflate it….

Material Notes

upcycled marathon finish line mylar blankets




Garment Type
Geek, Mod, Other



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    Feb 17, 2010, 05.28 AMby emangel23

    OMG, this is hilarious! What a super idea :)

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    Jan 12, 2010, 12.20 AMby clothesmaker

    Hilarious great Job, good thing the boy was never in there LOL

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    Jan 2, 2010, 11.12 AMby ninaribena

    Ha hah hah hah haaa. Awesome!!

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    Nov 8, 2009, 03.06 AMby medmpp

    Funny! I love the added goggles!

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    Nov 3, 2009, 06.59 PMby ginasophia

    hahaha!! I love love love it

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    Nov 3, 2009, 06.15 PMby leeshv

    sooo funny. This is the best costume I’ve seen this year!

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    Nov 3, 2009, 02.54 PMby alden

    hahahah! amazing!

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    Nov 3, 2009, 01.26 PMby ink

    I love it !!!!!!!!!!! Very clever! and in lieu of the recent balloon boy scandal I was surprised not to see you on the news!

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    Nov 3, 2009, 09.20 AMby sew4my3

    How fun and funny! I have to say it is very creative!

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