It’s Not a Disco Without a Bobomb

As Disco Princess Peach, I intend to carry a disco bobomb prop.  Over the weekend, I spent some time working on this. 


-Disco ball (got this 8″ diameter one from Amazon)

-Sculpey clay in yellow and silver

-1/2″ thick rope (from Lowe’s)

-Sticky-backed bling

-Craft foam in white and yellow

-3d puffyf paint in silver/dark gray

-super glue

1) Draw out a winder on some yellow craft foam, and cut out two of them, gluing them together, but leaving just a little bit on each side to fold back and attach to the disco ball.

2) Stick the bling gems to the outside edge on both sides of the winder. 
3)  Shape the yellow clay into oblong egg shapes, and squish them against the bottom of the disco ball.  Then peel them off, and set them on the baking sheet to go in the oven.

4) Shape the silver clay into a small disc shape and stick your thumb in the center to make a hole for the rope when it comes out of the oven.

5) While the clay bakes, cut oval eye shapes out of the white craft foam.  I used the bottom of an Elmer’s glue bottle as a shape to trace for these. Then use the super glue to attach them to the disco ball.

6) Use the puffy paint to outline and seal the eye foam. 

7) After the clay is done baking, glue the feet to the bottom of the disco ball.

8) Glue the rope into the silver clay piece.  Then glue the silver clay piece to the top of the disco ball.

9) Use super glue to attach the winder to the back of the disco ball. 

As you can see, because of how I placed my bobomb’s feet, he won’t really stand on his own.  That’s fine for my costume, but you may want to flatten his feet a bit more either when you shape them or when you glue them.

Voila!  Disco bobomb!  To view some of the costumes we’ll be using this little guy for, check here.


4 comments for “It’s Not a Disco Without a Bobomb

  1. Jill
    August 18, 2015 at 7:38 am


    • August 18, 2015 at 7:45 am

      Thanks! Next up, photo bobomb. I’ve had some trouble with that one so far, but more on that when I get it all figured out 🙂

  2. August 18, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Oh my gosh. That is precious. It’s the best bobomb ever!

    • August 18, 2015 at 10:48 am

      Thanks! Hope he stays in one piece at the con! 🙂


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