Saturday, August 24, 2013

Budget Superhero Cowl

A few years ago, I was invited to a themed costume party, "Favorite Fictional Character." I was out of town, living out of a suitcase for three months, and the expectation was I would arrive to the party as Batman. This would have been impossible if I held to any reasonable standard of construction, so I built the entire outfit from a store-bought black t-shirt, a roll of black duct tape, electrical tape, and the cardboard from a Diet Coke box. The only tools used were a Sharpie and my Leatherman. The night before the party.

To make your own superhero/luchador cowl on the cheap, you'll need:
  • Trash bag
  • Duct tape: Cheapest silver you can find and the main color or colors of your character
  • Electrical tape for details (Optional)
  • Shoelaces, at least 45"
  • Pair of scissors
  • Permanent marker
  • A trustworthy assistant