How to Make a Ninjago Lloyd Garmadon Costume
Lloyd Garmadon Costume
Homemade Ninjago Costume
If your child has been asking for a Ninjago Lloyd costume, I am sorry to say that the Lego company has yet to release an official line of dress up wear for any of the popular Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu characters. After making a homemade Jay costume for my oldest son, I wanted to create another ninja dress up outfit just in case his little brother or a friend wanted to join in on the make-believe fun.
For more information on Lloyd Garmadon and how we made this do-it-yourself project, read further for a few fun facts about this mysterious character and a list of needed supplies with step-by-step directions for creating your own homemade Ninjago costume.
Who Is Lloyd Garmadon?
When Lloyd Garmadon was introduced to the world of Ninjago, it was expected that he would grow up and train to become the next dark leader of the Skeleton Army. After all, he was the only son to the current evil commander, Lord Garmadon.
In time, it became clear that poor little Lloyd just couldn't live up to his father's name. He was finally persuaded by his uncle, Sensei Wu, to join forces with a band of four ninjas to save the world from his father's evil ways. During the third season, it was revealed that Lloyd was actually the chosen one, also known as "The Green Ninja," thus boosting his popularity with Ninjago fans around the world.
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How to Make Costume
Out of all the homemade costumes I have ever created, this Ninjago Lloyd outfit was by far the easiest and quickest to make. We simply took an old ninja outfit we already had in our dress-up bin, painted the simple design on the shirt, and added a few other fun accessories to complete the look.
If you don't already have a ninja outfit to work with, you could also create this costume with a black hooded shirt, pants, and cape. Below you will find a list of supplies that we used and step-by-step directions for making your own Lloyd Garmadon costume.
- Black ninja outfit
- Black cape
- White and green paint
- White colored pencil
- Number 5 stencil
- Purple fabric
- Place a piece of cardboard under your ninja top to catch any paint that may bleed through the shirt.
- Use a white colored pencil and stencil to create the number 5 on the upper left hand side of the shirt. Sketch out the six bones and draw a ring around the collar to finish this design.
- Apply green paint to the number 5 and ring around the the collar. Paint the bone design with white paint.
- Once your design is complete, lay the shirt in a safe place to dry. Our shirt took about three hours to dry.
- To create the belt, use a pair of scissors to cut a stretchy purple t-shirt into a long piece of fabric that will be used to tie around your child's waist. If desired, add a pair of black gloves and black shoes to complete the overall look of this costume.
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How to Make a Ninjago Weapon
To add a little fun to our homemade Ninjago Lloyd costume, we decided to construct a weapon to go with it. After searching through pictures of this Lego character on the Internet, my son finally found his weapon of choice—a double-bladed sword. It looked easy enough to make, so I gathered up a few household items and bottles of paint for our project. Below you will find a supply list and directions to follow for creating this special Ninjago weapon.
- Wrapping paper roll
- Toilet paper roll
- Brown, gold, and purple paint
- Black marker
- Hot glue gun or craft glue
- Cut a square out of the top and bottom center of a toilet paper roll. Insert the wrapping paper roll through the center of the toilet paper roll to create the base of this weapon.
- Apply brown paint to the weapon base. To save time, we used a can of brown spray paint on this part of the project but feel free to apply regular brown paint with a brush.
- While the base of this weapon is drying, sketch out the blades on a piece of cardboard. Cut out the blades with a pair of scissors and apply purple paint to both sides.
- Once the base is dry, apply gold paint to the toilet paper roll. When all parts are dry, use a hot glue gun or craft glue to attach the purple blades to the inside of the toilet paper roll.
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As you can see from above, all you need is a little imagination and creativity to make a really cool DIY Halloween costume or just to use as fun dress up wear for your child. When designing your outfit, remember to look for items around your house to help cut the costs of your homemade project. Some of you might find this tutorial about how to make a Ninjago Jay costume helpful!
I hope you found some good inspiration for creating your own homemade costume. If you have any questions or comments about our Ninjago Lloyd dress up wear or weapon accessory, feel free to leave these in the comment section provided below.