Introduction: Duck Tape Thriller

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Inspired by Michaels Craft store project sheet.

I love Michael Jackson and i love Duck Tape too, so I thought why not combine the two.

Watch the video.

Step 1: Materials

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-1 Old Dark color longsleeve shirt
-1 Old Dark T-shirt
-1 Roll of Black Duck Tape
-3-4 Rolls of Red Duck Tape (depends if your a medium or an XXL)
-1 Roll of White Duck Tape
-1 Creatology Foam Hat
-1 White Glove
-Acrylic Jewels/Sequine Material
-Hot Glue Gun + Hot Glue
-Stapler + Staples

Step 2: Set Up

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Lay the short sleeve T-shirt flat on a working surface, smooth out any wrinkles it may have. Using a ruler and pencil, mark from the top of the T-shirt at each shoulder to the center bottom of the T-shirt. You will be making a "V".

Step 3: "V" Shape

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Cut on the marked lines. You will be cutting through both sides of the shirt, leaving you a "V" shaped piece. You do not need to remove the collar. Next cover the outside "V" with pieces of red Duck Tape, front and back of the "V" shirt. Then set aside.

Step 4: Someone Call for Tape?

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Now using the long sleeve shirt, cover the entire shirt with red Duck Tape. Use short lengths of tape so you are easily manuvering.

Step 5: Cut the "V"

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Cut up the front center of the shirt and the "V" piece. Lay the open "V" over the shirt, matching up the sides to create a lapel. Then use pieces of red Duck Tape to connect the "V" to the collar and the front of the coat. 

Step 6: Trim

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Trim the front edge and "V" portion of the jacket with black Duck Tape. Next add some black tape down the sleeve, and add more black tape around the bottom of the jacket making sure to tape down the back "V" piece as you go.

Step 7: The Hat

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Pinch the front of the hat from the inside and staple it in place. Next place a strip of white Duck Tape around the brim.

Step 8: The Glove

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Take the white glove and lay it flat. Then use hot glue to attach your jewels. Space them out as best as you can.

Step 9: Bonus Touch

Make sure you wear some red or black high-water pants with high white socks and a pair of black shoes. And maybe some black aviator sunglasses.


jessmontgomery22 made it! (author)2014-10-30

Thank you SO MUCH for posting! My daughter was chosen to be MJ in her school Halloween program (performing "Thriller", of course). I had already bought her Halloween costume and really didn't want to spend a lot of money ordering one for this one performance. I'm not especially crafty, so I was intimidated by the thought of making one myself, but your instructions were simple and easy to follow. I'm blown away how awesome it turned out! She is actually ditching her Anna from Frozen costume to wear this for trick or treating! She says there will be a ton of princesses, but no one will have this costume. She plans on doing a toe stand when they open the door and she says "trick or treat". :)

twinkleshine (author)2013-02-08

This is great!

Matrix-technician (author)2011-06-07

This is absolutely amazing!! I love it, I must make one as soon as possible :[).
All true M.J. fans should have one of these. Now we need his sequin glove in duct tape form.

Clayton H. (author)2010-11-15

Needs more zippers.

kiongson (author)2009-12-09

the type of pants you need is a kind of loose type latex pants

Ward_Nox (author)2009-12-02

wow if i didn't know better i'd swear it was one of the real ones

wilcurt (author)2009-12-01

Next you need to do Rick Astly's "Never Gonna Give You Up" or as most people know as, the "Rick Roll" song.

GnomeMaster (author)2009-11-27

Michael Jackson is dead... dont mourn him with duct tape

boston09 (author)GnomeMaster2009-11-27

who said i was mourning him??

MegaMaker (author)2009-11-22

Nice, that's really awesome looking.

raiders00 (author)2009-11-09

Sweeet Moonwalk

ztenzi5 (author)2009-11-09



whopoder (author)2009-11-09

Creative and perfect! :)

ModMischief (author)2009-11-01

Good job! Yours looks much nicer than the one I saw on display at my local Michaels.

boston09 (author)ModMischief2009-11-01

thank you

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