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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.
 
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Step 1: Parts Layout

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

Step 2: Cut head-hole (and cap!)

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

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!
basarist5 years ago
Usefull
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My company has been using these raincoats as official uniform item since Hurricane Faye last year. I will send photo of employees
Flumpkins6 years ago
LOL. I like your costume.
Illidan7 years ago
am i the only one who can see why a white bag would be a problem?
bumpus Illidan6 years ago
omg i was just thinking of that, wow would you get beat up....
jongscx Illidan7 years ago
Why would a white bag be a problem? I dun understand... urg...
Yah, might get your butt kicked goin' down the wrong part of town in a wite coat with a white pointy hat :P
Shifrin6 years ago
This is Gold! LOL!
Illidan8 years ago
just dont use a white garbage bag
Do they even make those? ;-)
That's so hot. the stylish cap definitely makes it.
Jesus105557 years ago
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
Punkguyta7 years ago
A better touch would be a tin foil hat :-)
pure genius
Illidan7 years ago
if you used a white bag you would look like a member of the ku klux klan
Tidyman228 years ago
Iconic!
notadmin8 years ago
so cool.
Joe938 years ago
I LOVE IT
Hydra8 years ago
Genious
brianf25 Hydra8 years ago
genius
canida8 years ago
But where are the pointy elf-shoes? I thought that was part of the required intern costume along with the hat.
Dolinski8 years ago
pretty sweet man.
krusty8 years ago
I love the hat!!