Published on June 8, 2012

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1. THE OLYMPIC RINGS

This might be about as no-fuss as a group costume could possibly get. Simply wrap the rubber hoops in pvc tape, with colors corresponding to the rings, gather four friends, and you’re done!

what you’ll need:

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PVC Tape

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Rubber Hoop Cover

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2. 50 SHADES OF GRAY

We’ve seen the typical paint chip covered dress our shirt, but this unique wreath (or crown!) breathes a bit of fresh life to the punny costume.

what you’ll need:

paint chips in various shades of graywire ring

steps

Fold each paint chip in half and cut into a semicircle.

Fasten the leaves onto the wire ring, until it’s covered entirely.

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3. DUNGEON GHOST

Wrap yourself in a 15 ft chain and get ready to be the spooky (after) life of the party.

what you’ll need:

Welded Chain

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4. STICK FIGURE

This infamous figure comes to life in a hilarious and clever DIY.

what you’ll need:

Painter’s Overall

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PVC Tape

steps

Trace the outline of the arms and legs with a thin piece of black PVC tape.

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5. MINION

Channel these ultra adorable characters with just a few simple staples!

what you’ll need:

  • hard hat
  • goggles
  • overalls
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6. CRAZY STRAW

This 90s staple is making a comeback. Customize yours by running a vibrant ribbon through the length of the tube.

what you’ll need:

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Vinyl Tubing

steps

Simply wrap around your body.

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7. STATUE OF LIBERTY

In a bind? Transform yourself into Lady Liberty with just a simple strand of copper wire.

what you’ll need:

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stranded green copper wire thhn wire

steps

Using a headband as a base, twist the wire into baseless triangles, and fasten atop the headband.

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8. EVIDENCE BAG

Calling all CSI fans! This clever DIY is just what you were looking for.

what you’ll need:clear tarpred tape

steps

Create a ziplock bag shaped cover and staple each of the four corners of the tarp.

Run a strip of red tape across the top length of the bag.