The red shirt and pants were bought ready to use. The gloves, underwear, and socks (worn over thin wading shoes) were dyed purple. Pieces of craft foam were cut out, glued together, and painted red for the chest piece. And using Velcro for attachment, a quickly sewn purple cape was added to this. The helmet consists of a toy soldier helmet, sanded down a bit to give it the proper shape. And craft foam was glued to its sides. Then it was coated with red and purple paint to give it its final look.