Friday, October 22, 2010

Halloween Costume: Firefighter

Plastic Firefighter Hat (Dollar Tree)  $1
Black Shirt (Old Navy - and bought it two sizes larger than what Noah normally wear in case we need to layer up due to weather)  $6
Black Cargo Pant (Wal-Mart)  $7
Yellow Duck Tape (Wal-Mart)  $3.96
Reflective Silver Duck Tape (Wal-Mart)  $3.96
Iron-On American Flag Applique  (Wal-Mart)  I think it was $1.99
Iron On Yellow Letters (Micheals)  I think $4.99
Firefighter Rian Boots (not shown and borrowed from a friend, otherwise we were just going to use his snow boots)
Total Costume: approx. $30.00
 After some online searching of firefighter costumes, etc.  I decided on one stripe around the legs, two stripes around torso and 2 around the arms.  I had to remove one of the arm strips on one arm to fit the American flag applique onto the shoulder.  It was a fairly simple process.  All I had to do was cut the duck tape to the size of the garment and rap it around.  The silver duck tape I ripped in half the long ways to go down the center of the yellow.  One tip learned:
Do the iron ons BEFORE doing the duck tape on the arms because you have to turn the shirt inside out.


  1. Wow, Rebekah!!! I would have never guessed you made this! Great job!

  2. Adorable! Henry was a firefighter when he was 3 for Halloween! Now it's on to superhero costumes. Boo!

  3. Thank you so much for this instructional thingy! I made this costume for a VBS we are having at our church! It was easy to make and really fun to make as well! It looks greaaaatt! Thank you so much again.

    P.S.: A little tip is to put a book or something inside the shirt to give a hard edge and to get the tape to be loose on the shirt. Lol learn from experience ��