Here's what you need for a basic metro station costume:
- brown sweatshirt or long-sleeved shirt
- brown pants
- brown shoes
- white iron-on letters (preferably Helvetica) OR white fabric paint OR white marker OR white-out
- an iron OR a paintbrush for lettering (depending on above choice)
- felt OR construction paper (two shades of grey plus orange, red, blue, green, yellow [or silver if you are forward thinking] depending on the station you want to be)
- brown matte board OR any cardboard plus brown construction paper
- plain white paper
- glue gun or tape
- craft glue
- needle/thread (optional)
- cotton batting (optional)
Step 1: Metro Station Shirt
Cut out 2 large rectangles, about 4x7 or so, out out of the darker grey felt. Out of the lighter grey felt, cut out three smaller rectangles (rounded at the corners) and place and regular intervals on top of the large rectangle (see illustration.) Sew or glue into place.
Sew or glue the large rectangles onto the shoulders of the sweatshirt. I sewed all my pieces, and I added some cotton batting underneath to add a little dimensionality.
Cut a circle of felt (according to your station color) and sew or glue it just below the grey shoulder pads on each side.
- Use your iron-on letters to spell out the station name below the circle on the sleeve on each side. Alternatively, paint on the letters with white fabric paint.