Introduction: GarbageBag-RainCoat

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Subtle design changes spruce up the classic garbage-bag-pancho. Now with a stylish cap and extra room to keep baggage dry.

Step 1: Parts Layout

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(1) Garbage Bag. Shown here is a 42 gallon bag. Soize to your person.
(2) scissors

Step 2: Cut Head-hole (and Cap!)

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WARNING: be very careful with big plastic bags! It is NOT ok to suffocate while putting a garbage bag on yourself.

The garbagebag-raincoats i have seen in the past put the head hole in the middle of the bottom of the bag, and this works for many situations. Though, when I'm caught by a sudden rainstorm, I'm less worried about myself and more worried about my expensive textbooks, laptops, etc.

Find a corner of the garbagebag on the side with no opening. Cut out a triangle for your head to go through. Keep the triangle, it will also be your cap.

Step 3: Arm Holes

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Put the bag over your head and get a friend to mark on the bag right abouts where your shoulders are. We used a piece of scotch tape to mark the holes.

Now, take the bag off and cut holes for arms.

All the works done, now go play in the rain!

Step 4: Wearing the GarbageBag-RainCoat

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Below are before and after pictures of the garbagebag-raincoat. By placing the head hole in a corner, big(ger) backpacks and bags can be worn safe from the rain.


basarist (author)2009-03-25


Joeairman2000 (author)2009-01-16

My company has been using these raincoats as official uniform item since Hurricane Faye last year. I will send photo of employees

Flumpkins (author)2008-08-06

LOL. I like your costume.

Illidan (author)2006-11-01

am i the only one who can see why a white bag would be a problem?

bumpus (author)Illidan2008-02-01

omg i was just thinking of that, wow would you get beat up....

jongscx (author)Illidan2006-12-13

Why would a white bag be a problem? I dun understand... urg...

RiddleOfSphinx (author)jongscx2007-10-28

Yah, might get your butt kicked goin' down the wrong part of town in a wite coat with a white pointy hat :P

Shifrin (author)2008-01-02

This is Gold! LOL!

Illidan (author)2006-10-22

just dont use a white garbage bag

SerialATA (author)Illidan2007-06-03

Do they even make those? ;-)

chenkerchops (author)2007-02-08

That's so hot. the stylish cap definitely makes it.

Jesus10555 (author)2007-02-07

Lol, a long time ago. When I used to work at albertsons (like, publix, or winn dixie .... a super market) I did this once when I had to clear carts... it was funny..... the manager got pissed at me :D

Punkguyta (author)2007-02-03

A better touch would be a tin foil hat :-)

icantcount124 (author)2006-12-20

pure genius

Illidan (author)2006-12-19

if you used a white bag you would look like a member of the ku klux klan

Tidyman22 (author)2006-10-17


notadmin (author)2006-09-07

so cool.

Joe93 (author)2006-08-21


Hydra (author)2006-07-19


brianf25 (author)Hydra2006-07-31


canida (author)2006-06-22

But where are the pointy elf-shoes? I thought that was part of the required intern costume along with the hat.

Dolinski (author)2006-06-21

pretty sweet man.

krusty (author)2006-06-21

I love the hat!!

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Bio: Will Bosworth, developing projects for HowToons @ SquidLabs.
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