I was inspired to make a duct tape jacket of some kind because of hat day at my school. Why hat day, you ask? Well...I didn't have any awesome hats, so I made a hex hat from duct tape. It was a hit with my friends, and a lot of people gave good feedback. I was excited to do something bigger. Something with some more "Wow" factor.
When first worn, this jacket is kind of stiff and pretty much a plastic tube. It keeps in a LOT of heat, and is great for wearing in the cold outside! It is also 100% waterproof, and can be used as a rain jacket. The more you wear it, the more more comfortable it gets. Unlucky for me, it is still hot here in the south, even at 5:00 am when I have to go catch the bus for school. Eventually though, I will be wearing this to school everyday :D
So without any more delay, here is my Duct Tape Hoodie! I hope it has enough "Wow" factor for everyone.
Step 1: Materials
First, you need the right tools.
- Yard/Meter Stick
Now, gather your materials.
- Duct Tape. I used two 55 yard rolls, and part of a 40 yard roll, along with fluorescent green tape for decorating. I probably spent around $15 for the duct tape. I didn't use proffesional tape... I used the cheapest I could find.
- Masking Tape
Oh! Forgot! You need a large flat surface that you can cut on. I have (clean) concrete floors, so it's no big deal. You may wish to use a large cutting board on a table if you need to (or improvise!).