I am proud to say that we did not have to buy anything for Zack’s costume. All the clothes are his except the scarf which is mine. I just had to make the goggles and cardboard plane. For the goggles, I painted two apple juice lids silver and made holes in them. I glued them to half of the leather from a baseball. The previous owners had a son that played baseball so we have a bag of them in the garage. To take the skin off the baseball, I used an exacto knife and cut along the seams.
I glued the lids onto the leather by using super glue. Then I used a needle and thread an attached it to some elastic. It was pretty easy because I just pushed the needle through the holes leftover from the red stitching so I didn’t have to try to push the needle through the leather.
The cardboard box was fairly easy because I did not have to manipulate the cardboard much. Here’s a good tutorial about working with cardboard. I made slots for the wings and the part that holds the propeller then stuck the pieces in and duct taped them from the inside. I attached the propeller with a nut and bolt. I made a dashboard by leaving some cardboard in the front of the box and going on google to find some displays that are on a plane’s instrument panel. I printed some out and glued them on.