Erin Rippy Designs

Erin Rippy Designs

artist • designer • dreamer • maker

The BB-8 Costume Project

Project Handmade Costume
Scope Paper mache, fiberglass, foam carving, masking and painting

When your daughter wants to be a little orange droid for Halloween … you learn how to fiberglass.



  • paper mache over an exercise ball
  • fiberglass
  • resin
  • spray primer
  • spray paint
  • paint pens
  • adhesive vinyl and masking tape


  • candy bowl
  • bike helmet
  • spray foam insulation
  • spackling compound
  • paper mache
  • spray primer
  • spray paint
  • paint pens
  • lens – end of a mini flashlight
  • eye lens – half a plastic Christmas ornament, craft foam
  • antennae – paintbrush handle, ball point pen.