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Duct Tape Superhero Costumes

Making costumes can be a lot easier if you use duct tape. There are two ways I like: 1) Make fabric out of duct tape and then make a costume like you normally would and 2) Make a costume out of other stuff, like bristol board and ski boots, then use duct tape to bring the whole look together.


Here is one using just duct tape as fabric. Duct tape fabric was made by overlapping strips of duct tape front to back with a 1/2 strip overlap. This was continued until the sheets of two layer duct tape were big enough to cut patterns out of. Then the patterns were duct taped back together into the costume. This wolverine outfit uses silver duct tape inside (cheaper) but black duct tape outside (stronger and right colour for the look). Claws and a buckle then complete the look.

I also made one with method 2 - it's Iron Man. Check it out here:

and another (Batman) using duct tape for the mask, gauntlets and armor over regular clothes:


Design: X-Men movies
Construction: Rob Emery

By Rob Emery from Toronto, Canada

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December 10, 20090 found this helpful

Looks good. Thanks for the tip.

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December 21, 20090 found this helpful

These are great costumes!

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