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How to Make Your Own TMNT Casey Jones Halloween Costume
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Casey Jones Costume
Are you trying to think of a unique idea for a home made Halloween costume?
How about Casey Jones? You can easily make it yourself; using things you probably already have at home.
You won't see a lot of people wearing this for their costume. Everyone will be saying, "Why didn't I think of that?", and thinking about using this idea next year.
My grandson, Douglas, needed a costume to wear to the Heroes Convention, held in Charlotte, NC every June. I don't know if you've ever been to one of these conventions, but there are always lots of people (adults and kids alike) who attend dressed up as their favorite comic hero or villain. You will see a lot of Star Wars and Spider-Man characters.
Douglas wanted a costume that not a lot of other people would be wearing. He is 8 years old, so he didn't really want to wear a child's Halloween costume. He wanted something unique that he could put together himself (and look cool). He finally decided on Casey Jones. This would also double as a Halloween costume later in the year.
Another fun reason for this costume choice was that Kevin Eastman, one of the creators of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, was appearing at HeroesCon that year. Douglas was able to get one of his TMNT comic books signed by him. How cool is that?
Casey Jones Goes Up Against a Storm Trooper
This photo was taken of Douglas, aka Casey Jones, and a Storm Trooper, at the Charlotte NC Heroes Convention. If you've never attended one of these, you might decide you want to.
What Do You Need To Make a Casey Jones Costume?
Since it was summer, Douglas wore gym shorts and a sport tee shirt. (For Halloween, or colder weather, you probably would want to use jogging pants and sweatshirt.) He already had an old white plastic hockey mask. His dad cut the fingers out of a pair of brown cotton work gloves for the fingerless biking gloves. He carried his baseball bat, to fight crime. That was it.
No need to buy an expensive costume. Everything he used, he can use again to wear or play with. If you have a golf bag, you could put your sports equipment in that to carry. I think that would be a cool idea.
You Will Need:
Gym Clothes (shorts and t-shirt)
White Hockey Mask
Fingerless Biking Gloves
Baseball Bat, Hockey Stick, and/or Golf Club
Optional: Golf Bag
Note: Douglas did not have a golf bag, so he just carried a baseball bat in his hand.
Even if you have to purchase a few items for this costume, they will probably be things you can use later.
Do You Have a White Hockey Mask?
Douglas wore this old-style mask for his costume. It is just a cheap white plastic hockey mask and it will be perfect for your Casey Jones costume.
A few "Casey Jones" photos from the Heroes Convention - Charlotte, NCClick thumbnail to view full-size
Who is Casey Jones?
When Douglas told me about who he'd decided to be, I had to ask, "Who is that?" because I had never watched the TMNT movies, but everyone at the comic convention knew who he was, of course.
Douglas told me that Casey Jones is a human character in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. He has joined with them in fighting for justice. When fighting, he always wears a white hockey mask and sports clothes, fingerless biking gloves, and fights with some type of sports equipment, such as a baseball bat, hockey stick, or golf club. He carries his sporting "weapons" in a golf bag. Douglas loves sports, so he had everything he needed to make his own costume.
Casey Jones Joins the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Casey Jones Greatest Moments
Join the Fight Against Evil
Use the suggestions in this article to make your own Casey Jones Halloween costume, and join the fight against everything evil! All you need is a variety of sports equipment, your favorite gym clothes, and a hockey mask to make this funny and fierce Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles character. Happy Halloween!
© 2014 Faye Rutledge