One year our youngest wanted to be Mega Man for Halloween. I had the perfect colored stretch lycra material already in my stash. I picked up the rest of the supplies at a thrift store. I used a basketball for the helmet. It worked perfect because it was soft and pliable and I was able to cut the shape with scissors. I used a football for the mega blaster. These were both covered with the lycra and glued in place on the inside with the glue gun. I cut a hole at one end of the football and wedged a flashlight in it. It serves two purposes. One, to use as a handle to hold the blaster, and two, as a cool light-up power source. I covered the lens with transparent red tape. The boots were made using thick plastic/foam place mats. They were also covered with the fabric. He LOVED it so I'd say it was a success!