My kid wanted to be a fish for halloween but didn’t know how to make it, so we decided it was a GF opportunity. I took some methods I’ve been working on to translate SketchUp models into paper craft and had pretty good results – at the very least it was fun to take her through a project from idea to execution and she got a kick running around in the costume. It’s hanging in her room now as a decoration, so that feels good.
Modeled the body in SketchUp
Flattened, exported and traced a pattern in Illustrator
Separated into eight pieces that fit my GF Basic
Cut them out of 130lb watercolor paper
Assembled, glued + reinforced
Painted the whole thing
Added eyes and scales made from wrapping paper (also cut on GF)
Ziptied a helmet inside
And then because we’re in Chicago and it SNOWED on Halloween my kid wore her NASA jumpsuit to stay warm so technically she was a “Fishtronaut”. Her sister was warm enough dressed as a goat.