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Posted: 10/8/2007 1:19:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 1:20:23 PM EST by Hawken50]
at breakfast this morning my 3 year old daughter told me "daddy, I want to be a bullet for Halloween so you can shoot me out of your gun and I'll flllllyyyyy through the air and hit targets and, ummm, deer." I have no idea where she came up with that, but it sounds like a plan to me.

anybody know of such a costume? Google yielded nothing. thanks!

P.S. one that doesn't make my kid look like an, ahem, "female messager" would be a plus.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 1:20:35 PM EST
Nice!
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 1:21:06 PM EST
Go with a shot gun shell.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 1:21:59 PM EST
Best bet is to go with a bottle necked rifle cartridge rather than a pistol cartridge. A shotgun shell would be a good choice as well.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 1:56:50 PM EST
That is tooooo funny!! You are obviously raising her right! And I am going with the shotgun shell also. You will HAVE to post pics. Have fun.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 1:59:01 PM EST
Don't do it. You'll have to pay pretty close attention to detail if you don't want your kid's costume mistaken for a marital aid.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 2:02:40 PM EST
Yeah, too much risk of being mistaken for naughty things. Trust me, I've seen it done.

Link Posted: 10/8/2007 2:03:52 PM EST
Actually, come to think of it, considering my back pain, she probably would make a good 'massager' at 3 years old. Lay on your stomach and have her walk on your back. It can do wonders.


As for the costume, an appropriately colored and sized plastic trash can with the bottom cut out could be starting point for a shot shell. Some foil on the bottom for a rim, and "Winchester" or "Remington" drawn on the side for good measure maybe.

-K
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 2:04:57 PM EST
Dress her up.

Spank her.

Post AAR with the FPS her head traveled.

Link Posted: 10/8/2007 2:18:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 2:18:45 PM EST by Bohr_Adam]
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:46:33 AM EST
ok, a shotgun shell it is. any ideas on where to buy/how to make one? i'm not really the creative sort.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:49:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By Hawken50:
ok, a shotgun shell it is. any ideas on where to buy/how to make one? i'm not really the creative sort.


1. Obtain plastic trashcan
2. Paint it up like a shotgun shell.
3. install some sort of harness system for her to wear the can
4. Find some way to put a rim on the bottom of the can to act as the rim of the shotgun shell
5. Stuff her in the shotgun shell and post pics
6. Also post pics of the horrified reactions of scared ninnies who are disturbed that you would dress your child up as a bullet.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:50:12 AM EST
If you could find a big chunk of cardboard tubing, that's where I'd start. Use suspenders to keep it on her, have her head sticking out the top, arms out the sides. Maybe one of those tubes that they use as concrete molds for making pillars and columns? Something like that?
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:50:31 AM EST
For the tube cardboard or crate paper. Have the brass base at her knees so she can still walk. Eye holes in the round cylinder.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:51:21 AM EST
You already shot her out of your "gun" once! I HAD TO SAY IT!!!!!
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:51:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By 1IV:
Go with a shot gun shell.



dont let her around axl
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:52:51 AM EST
Paper Mache a tube. (spelling?)

Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:53:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:
4. Find some way to put a rim on the bottom of the can to act as the rim of the shotgun shell


Buy hula hoop, cut to fit around bottom of can. Hot glue it around the bottom of the can. Spraypaint gold.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:53:57 AM EST
She will be mistaken for something phallic.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:56:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By mr0w1:
If you could find a big chunk of cardboard tubing, that's where I'd start. Use suspenders to keep it on her, have her head sticking out the top, arms out the sides. Maybe one of those tubes that they use as concrete molds for making pillars and columns? Something like that?


For a 3 year old that sounds about right....
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:56:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
She will be mistaken for something phallic.


that's why we're going with the shotgun shell.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 6:09:47 AM EST
haven't I seen some trash cans made to look like a shotgun shell for sale before at Cabelas or Bass Pro Shops?? Your daughter is 3, they may be big enough
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 6:15:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By Hawken50:

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
She will be mistaken for something phallic.


that's why we're going with the shotgun shell.


If you put "Remington" on the side it would take a real dumbass to confuse that...
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 6:29:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/9/2007 6:30:08 AM EST by Calestus]
What type of Hull are you gonna go with. Low Brass? High Brass?




ETA: I think that's awesome.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 6:33:00 AM EST
And tell her that if she runs across an ARFCOMer that starts talking to her about how shotgun shells go up your butt, she needs to kick him in the nuts and run!
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 6:34:48 AM EST
I think I'm gonna mount a fake goose to my belt and put on some wooden shoes and then have my fiance dress up as a dresser
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 6:37:08 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 8:38:52 AM EST
Make matching costumes for everybody, and go as The Cartridge Family.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 8:43:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By Milquetoast:
Make matching costumes for everybody, and go as The Cartridge Family.


This.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 8:45:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/9/2007 8:47:25 AM EST by npd233]
Start with a conehead hat



Paint it copper.



eta link conehead hat
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 8:50:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By vengarr:
You already shot her out of your "gun" once! I HAD TO SAY IT!!!!!


Your too good man! Your too good!
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 8:53:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By Hojo:

Originally Posted By Milquetoast:
Make matching costumes for everybody, and go as The Cartridge Family.


This.


+2 That's awesome. .410, 20ga and 12ga (assuming you only have one child)
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 8:55:15 AM EST
You could just use the bottom part of the trashcan as the rim and dress her up as one of those Aguilla Microshells
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 8:55:18 AM EST
maybe one of those big water cooler jugs with construction paper around it?
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 8:56:22 AM EST
Tag for imminent commie social services intervention.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 8:59:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By Brians_45:

Originally Posted By Hojo:

Originally Posted By Milquetoast:
Make matching costumes for everybody, and go as The Cartridge Family.


This.


+2 That's awesome. .410, 20ga and 12ga (assuming you only have one child)


+3
that's funny
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 8:59:28 AM EST
He didnt want it to look like a female toy but your sending her out as a sphinkter exerciser
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 9:02:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By shawnofthedead:

Originally Posted By 1IV:
Go with a shot gun shell.



dont let her around axl


Link Posted: 10/9/2007 9:11:27 AM EST

Originally Posted By Hawken50:
P.S. one that doesn't make my kid look like an, ahem, "female massager" would be a plus.


well i know what I wanna go as now
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 9:11:43 AM EST
I would suggest you start looking at cylinder shaped plastic trash cans. Cut it off if needed so she can walk. Drop it over her head, cut a hole for her face and holes for her arms. Spray paint it red on top, gold on the bottom for the rim. Use black paint to put a big '00" on the side.

This is a great idea.

You could dress as a shotgun and the two of you could go as a pair.

Link Posted: 10/9/2007 9:13:18 AM EST
If you want big cardboard tubes, go to home depot and look at the cylindrical concrete forms.

That will be just what you need.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 9:17:02 AM EST
Thats kinda... weird. Have her dress up like a cop or an army person instead maybe?
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 9:18:17 AM EST
Ive seen crayon costumes that coudl double as a bullet you just need to remove the writing and make your own. The ones i saw were made of red felt. A simple tube with some arm holes and pointed copper colored hat would work.

Caryon costume
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 1:46:12 PM EST


Call this a tag for pics.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 1:53:23 PM EST
How tall is she?

Depending, she could either be a 3" or 2 3/4" shell.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 7:23:14 PM EST
Now if only you could make a giant paper maché head of Kurt Cobain that she could carry above her on a stick.....
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 8:04:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/9/2007 8:06:14 PM EST by MEDIKEIGHTED]

Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:

5. Stuff her in the shotgun shell and post pics



tears comin outta my eyes here. funniest thing i've read all night.
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