Homemade Thomas the Train Costume

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My 2 yr old loves Thomas and I couldn’t find a good costume for Thomas. After searching for an engineer I decided to make Thomas out of his wagon. I wanted it to be durable for a 2 yr old to ride in. So that’s when I decided to us 2x4s, plywood and screws!

Thoma the Train

I used 3 sheets 5/8 plywood, concrete cylinder, pvc, chalk, screws and brakets, galvanized steel pipe that looked like a smoke stack, pcc 3″ cap, watch heads, faucet handle and 5 gallon bucket

I bolted the sides to the wagon and made a box inside to have the cylinder be nailed too. I used 2×4 pieces to create the front look and the last piece of plywood to seperate the sitting area from the round train area.

I used brackets to hold the smoke stack on, chalked the 3″ pvc cap behind the stack. Primed everything together and then painted. I nail the bucket inside the cylinder so I could have something to keep the face on. I paper mache the face with 2 styrofoam balls and packing tape for cheeks and nose. THE face is made of plywood. I nails the face to the bucket and chalked around the edges.

Inside I used pvc pipe and faucet for “steam control”, made a break from a painter stick, used watch heads for pressure gauges and made a door to show “fire and coal”.

The steam stack works with dry ice, there’s a under cabinet light attaches for lighting and a bell inside to ring!!!

Kids and family at the fall festival we brought it to thought it was part of the exhibits there. Kids were jumping in and parents were a king pics of their kids in it until I had to let them know it was my 2 yr old wagon and I built the train for him!

Thoma the Train

Thoma the Train

Thoma the Train

Thoma the Train

Thoma the Train

Thoma the Train

Thomas the Train costume submitted by Melissa K.

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