HOW TO MAKE A TARDIS COSTUME IN 15 HRS OUT OF A CARDBOARD BOX
Warning: vague instructions.
*captured on iPhone 4
Day 1 – Make the frame
Duration: 8pm – 1am (5hrs)
STEP 1: Slit the box to make doors.
STEP 2: Cut 3 squares/rectangles out of each door.
STEP 3: Cut out the bottom of the box and stick the cardboard on the back of the square/rectangle holes.
STEP 4: Stick a strip of cardboard around the top edges of the box.
*Tip: Use lots and lots and lots of sticky tape
STEP5: Go to sleep.
DAY 2: Cut out bits & base coat it
Duration: 8pm-11pm (3 hrs)
STEP 6: Cut out a square for your head and 2 rectangles for your arms.
STEP 7: Take out your frame in the dead of night and paint a white base coat.
STEP8: Leave it to dry and go to sleep.
DAY 3: Paint your Tardis blue
Duration: 10pm – 12am (2 hrs)
STEP 9: Paint your box blue.
*Note: if your paint is the shit kind from Hot Dollar, it will take a few coats and many tears of frustration.
STEP 10: Go to sleep.
DAY 4: Stick on windows, door handle, and signs.
Duration: 11am – 4pm (5 hrs)
STEP 11: Make 8 windows and stick 2 on each side of your box.
STEP 12: Print out 4 POLICE BOX signs and stick those around too.
*Note: The Police Box font is Gill Sans
STEP 13: Print out the Police Telephone sign on the front door and stick that on.
STEP 14: Glue gun on your door handle
*Note: If you are too frugal to buy a decent looking door handle, settle for the oddly shaped, swirly handles offered at Hot Dollar for $2.50
STEP14: Make a dodgy, wobbly, Tardis lantern/lamp/light.
Step 15: Wear your Tardis.
Step 16: Find your Doctor and companion.
STEP 17: Travel through time, solve mysteries and save Earth heaps.
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