One of my favorite characters in Wreck-It Ralph and Ralph Breaks the Internet is Fix It Felix! When thinking of a couples costume idea, I wanted to be Vanellope Von Schweetz, but my husband did not fit Ralph’s personality or body type. He is much more a Fix It Felix, so we whipped up an easy Fix It Felix costume using many things we had at home. You can make your own Ralph Breaks the Internet costumes with this Fix It Felix costume tutorial!
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Fix It Felix Costume Tutorial
My motto is any detail makes a costume better, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. First, find what you already have at home for your Fix It Felix costume. My husband had jeans, a blue shirt, and a tool belt, so that’s what we worked with. We also had a hammer, but it was a good hammer that my husband did not want painted gold.
So off to the Dollar Store I went where I found a hammer for $1, plus some extra gloves, because details. I think they were gardening gloves.
Fix It Felix Costume Hat
If you’re low on time, we just used paper to print out the name tag and hat logo and taped it on. If you want to go fancier, then they sell Fix It Felix patches on Etsy. I bought a plain blue hat from Michaels for a few dollars.
My favorite kind of crafts and costumes are simple and quick. Ta-da! You’ve got yourself a Fix It Felix hat.
How to Make a Fix It Felix Golden Hammer
If you’re using this Fix It Felix costume for a child, then obviously, use a plastic hammer. However, I felt like I could trust my husband with a hammer 😉
In order to paint it gold, pick up some metallic spray paint. I love the Krylon brand, because it works on all different materials. I’ve used it on metal, wood, and craft foam. I found it at Hobby Lobby, but you can also find it at Joann’s. Just spray it outside, and let it dry for a bit. Now Felix can go on fixing things!
As I said before, the little details pull it all together. But please, don’t forget the big, cheesy smile, because that’s the best detail!
Fix It Felix and Vanellope Couples Costume
If you want to make it a couples costume and grab a friend, spouse, or partner, then check out my friend Patty’s Vanellope Von Schweetz costume. She has a great tip on how to make the hair candy. I tried tying a Twizzler around my hair, and it was not easy.
Also for my version of a Vanellope costume, I hot glued paracord on top of the sweatshirt instead of trying to string it through. You’re welcome.
For more costume ideas, check out my costumes for moms and kids!
Ralph Breaks the Internet on Blu-ray
These costumes are in celebration of Ralph Breaks the Internet on Blu-ray on February 26th, but you can download Digital now! I love that Vanellope really comes to find herself in this film, and of course Fix It Felix had me rolling laughing when we took in the whole Sugar rush gang!
I can totally relate, because with 5 girls, it feels like chaos and insanity sometimes at our house. So slow clap for Felix and Calhoun! Don’t forget to pick up your copy to relive the hilarious moments from Ralph Breaks the Internet!