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Topic: Adult Costume: DUCT TAPE PIRATE  (Read 5311 times)
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« on: November 01, 2007 07:15:39 PM »

Last year, I decided to make a bunch of outfits for a little teddy bear to test them out before making full sized ones. So i came up with the idea to make my bear into a pirate. There just happened to be duct tape on my desk so it turned into a duct tape pirate costume for the bear. Naturally, i wanted one for myself too. So.. then the hard work began. I made a bunch of sheets of duct tape for the top and the skirt and for the "socks" as well and just taped them together. I had to lace up the sides in ribbon because it was hard to get on and off! I made a sword out of cardboard to give it some strength then covered it in duct tape. The hat was made by making a dome shape out of 4 long strips of paper and covering that in duct tape. The outside rim of it is just duct tape though. The bone shaped earrings are made out of duct tape too as well as the bracelet with a sword charm and the necklace with a skull..as well as the eye patch. The only part which involves some sort of material are the "boots" because i ran out of time and voted for comfort so i covered my shoes in socks and covered those in duct tape Smiley. I got a lot of "is that really tape?!?" comments... and despite how it looks, it was really comfortable and i wore it all day, just i had a shirt on underneath (which you can somewhat see in the picture) in case any "wardrobe malfunctions" happened...
hope you like it.

what started it all.

and this became a skirt..

before i added stuff.

closeup on the accessories

halloween final costume Smiley
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2007 07:21:45 PM »

wow very cool! turned out great. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2007 07:27:05 PM »

hey did you know that you can get a scholarship for really creative stuff made out of duct tape? (or at least I think they still do that) www.ducttapeguys.com

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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2007 07:16:49 AM »

LOL That's awesome!

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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2007 08:50:11 AM »

I have always wondered what a Duct Tape Pirate would look like.  I was in a short-lived band called "The Duct Tape Pirates" a couple years back.  We never really made any music (my fault), but I made a TON of album covers and paraphernalia for the DTP.  Smiley  My e-bay name is even duct_tape_pirate.


http://www.graphicalee.com (if you're bored.. the PDF you can d/l has all the album covers, cd labels, and booklets in it)   

Anyway,  ha.  Smiley cute.

« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2007 04:10:06 PM »

wow lol . thats an awesome band name then! makes me wish i was inspired to make it by your band. also gives me ideas for next halloween... band name..costume..hmm
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2008 09:23:16 PM »

any chance on a tut for that hat?
pm me if you wish

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