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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Kid Vid Halloween

This year for Halloween I was Kid Vid from the 1989 Burger King Kid's Club.  For those of you who don't remember or weren't alive when they were around, Kid Vid was the leader of the Burger King Kids Club Gang and he was really into video games and technology which you can tell by the giant phone/video game he carries on his belt.

The Burger King Kids Club Gang was a politically correct multi-ethnic group of fictional characters including Kid Vid, Boomer: a sports loving tomboy, IQ: a nerd with red hair and freckles, Jaws: a tall african american with a big appetite, JD: the dog and the group's mascot, Lingo: a multilingual hispanic dude who was into art, Snaps: a camera loving gal, Wheels: a paraplegic guy in a wheelchair, and Jazz: an asian girl who loved music who was added in 2000.

Here are some of the action figures from the kids meals

I made most of Kid Vid's accessories including the leg pouch, glasses, knee pad, and phone/video game player.  I cut the lightning bolts for his shirt out of felt and sewed them on.  For his belt and cross body strap I sewed red fabric into a strip and attached a buckle.  I already had a yellow watch, the red hat, and really similar shoes to his.

The phone was the most fun and most ridiculous to make since it was supposed to be some kind of cool phone in the late 80s and it is giant!  I made it life size based on how big it looked next to Kid Vid which is completely ridiculous.


Even Closer:

For Kid Vid's glasses I used some giant awesome blue sunglasses and taped off the lighting bolt shapes and painted it with acrylic.  They look pretty sweet but you can't see out of them at all which is unfortunate because I would wear them all the time.

 Process photo!!

 Finished!!!  Gotta start planning for next Halloween now!

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