Make this easy Halloween costume: Old-fashioned prisoner

This week I’m offering five costumes you can make at home with things you probably have or can get quickly. Find the others @austin360.com/raisingaustin.

Watch this video and see how we did it. (The instructions are also below.) Share your own DIY costumes #360Costumes.

Old-fashioned prisoner

Supplies:

White long-sleeved shirt

White pants

Black duct tape

Scissors

Foam ball

Shower curtain rings

Black, white or gray headband

Aluminum foil

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Instructions:

Spread out the shirt and pants flat. Use duct tape to make horizontal stripes on the front and back.

To make a ball and chain, hook a shower curtain ring into the foam ball. Attach other rings to the first ring. Attach the end ring to the headband. If you have non-silver rings, you can wrap the rings in aluminum foil. Wrap the ball in aluminum foil.

Variations: Make a Charlie Brown outfit using brown duct tape in a Chevron pattern on a yellow shirt. Make a bar code using a white shirt and black duct tape stripes going vertically.

Author: Nicole Villalpando

Nicole Villalpando writes about families in the Raising Austin blog and the Raising Austin column on Saturdays. She also offers a weekly and monthly family calendar at austin360.com/raisingaustin. She tweets at @raisingaustin.

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