There was a lot of pressure to really do something that would top last year's costumes, both ours and Lars'. It took us a long while, but we finally figured out on Saturday morning what we wanted to be for Halloween.
|Notice that Lee has duct taped his keys to his costume because he didn't have any pockets.|
Um...what the heck are we?
We're Super Duct Tape Man and Super Duct Tape Woman! Yup, it's all duct tape (and a few other things). My best friend did something similar to this in high school and it's been a good back-up costume idea.
|Check out Lee's 8-pack! He had to do so many sit-ups for those abs!|
Some facts that might be helpful if you want to make your own Super Hero Duct Tape costume:
- It took 2 1/2 rolls of duct tape (about 120 yards) and close to 4 hours to put both costumes together.
- Get old clothes and cut them to the style you want. I wanted pointy shoulders, so I cut the shirt that way. Lee used a pair of old basketball shorts that were way too big for him.
- I made my "skirt" out of a strip of cloth and duct taped it together over a pair of gray shorts.
- The capes are just pieces of cloth covered in duct tape.
- Lee's sandals are made of cardboard and duct tape. I covered an old pair of flats that were trashed.
- I kept a roll of duct tape at my side just in case--it looked like a lasso!
- We duct taped a couple of masks that we bought at Michael's for $2 each. You can cut the eye holes wider if necessary.
- Because there is no give in duct tape, it will be awfully hard to get your head through that tiny neck hole. We cut a slit up the backs of our shirts, put them on, then taped ourselves in. The capes cover up the slits rather nicely.
- Tights are always a nice touch for a super hero. I used some hounds tooth tights I bought last year, and Lee used some long thermal underwear.
- Duct tape is not breathable--expect to be warm!
And this is Lars costume:
Some of you readers guessed his costume correctly--a mummy! He's so cute!
|Lars' cute face peaking out|
A few facts about Lars' costume if you wanted to dress up your garden gnome as a mummy:
- We bought less than a yard of really cheap muslin at Joann's.
- Tear off strips of fabric--it makes it look more authentic.
- Start wrapping! Then tie off and tuck the ends wherever you can.
We'll continue to do remont with some paint and sealant so Lars is as-good-as-new and weather-proof!
Have fun and be a safe! Happy Halloween!