Check out this very cool TMNT Donatello costume, made by a very crafty mom. All she needed were some fabric, paper towel rolls, and a pair of sweatpants. Brilliant!
“I love making costumes for my grandchildren. I hand made the turtle shells out of fabric and quilt batting. I made the weapon holders out of paper towel rolls and fabric and leather strips. The suits were green sweat shirt and green sweat pants. Bought the knee and elbow pads and blue and purple masks separate. Used velcro to hook the front and back of the shells together for easy on and off. Had a great time making them. Approximately one yard each for the back shells and 1/2 yard for the front shells. You decide how thick to make the shells so use batting accordingly.”
[via Fashionably Geek]