Good morning (or evening for my Cyprus friends)! Today, I planned on sharing my tutorial on how to make your own Legends of Chima – Inspired Cragger crocodile basket for Halloween. Unfortunately, I am behind on preparing the free template. So instead, I thought I would share a little bit of my progress on the costume designs.
For the past month, I have been working non-stop on the boys’ costumes, and I feel like I have only scratched the surface with their costumes. I think it has to do with my nervousness about making a soft, yet rigid-shaped LEGO body piece. After all, that is the main piece to the entire LEGO Legends of Chima costume. Thus far, I have completed:
- Lagravis T-shirt for Prof
- Eris T-shirt for me
- LEGO hands for the boys
- Legends of Chima chest plates including sword holster in the back
- Cragger and Crawley Halloween baskets
I had a rough idea of how to wanted the Cragger basket to look since July. But I wasn’t sure if my idea would work, so I decided to make it in 3D form first. Since my preferred art medium is paper, I grabbed several white pieces of paper and started cutting and taping my design until I got something that looked something like a crocodile. It helped that we had a Cragger minfigure on hand, so I could take a closer look at the head piece.
I turned my paper art work from this:
I didn’t stop there. Surely, Linus would want a matching crocodile basket like his big brother, so I made a Crawley version from the same template. I modified the eyes, brows, and teeth to reflect more of Crawley’s physical features, you know, to capture the essence of all that is Crawley.
I will work on publishing those tutorials, along with the chest plate and LEGO hands tutorials, after Halloween. In the meantime, I hope you keep coming back to see the progress (or lack of progress) I am making until Halloween.
From my hometown to yours,