American Idol Judges Costume

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With a little more tape and styrofoam sheet, I added ears and a chin. 

Lips didn't really ever make it.

As I've written before, styrofoam doesn't have the strength to hold hardware. You can't nail into it, and you can't screw into it...I mean, you can nail into it, but the nails are just going to pull out. 

To successfully attach the bodies to the table, I used a wooden backer board, and bolted through that. The styro bodies were tightly clamped in place, and I never had any problems.


I've never been a big fan of going to the crafts store to find craft supplies. I'd rather find what I need at the hardware or grocery store, even if it isn't exactly what I need.

However, this faux fur was going to look perfect, and I didn't want to have to shave coconuts or something to get a good-looking head of hair for Simon.

I also bought some googlie-eyes.

Testing Simon's hair. I planned to spray-glue the top, and smooth the sides down to his face, cutting a hairline as I went along.

At each stage of building, I tested how heavy this contraption was getting.

It was really light! I knew that the big parties were a nightmare to navigate in, but I had the feeling that this was going to be worth it!


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