Last Minute Communist Party Costume





Introduction: Last Minute Communist Party Costume

The bourgeoisie cannot exist without constantly revolutionizing the instruments of production, so let's get Hammer & Sickled!

Inspired by this tee shirt, I threw this one together in about 10 minutes after I got all the pieces. Karl Marx with a lampshade on his head just cracks me up for some reason.

Step 1: Tools and Materials

  1. Soviet Union Tee Shirt $13.00: Get this on Amazon Prime (24 hour delivery in most places), or make your own with a stencil and bleach in a spray bottle. Here's an instructable for that method:
  2. Hard Hat $13.00: Also on Amazon Prime, but most big hardware stores will have these.
  3. Chammpagne Bottle Confetti Cannon $5.00: I got mine at a local party store, but you can get a 3 pack on Amazon Prime for $22.
  4. Lamp Shade $22.00: Also Amazon Prime, but you could find a cheaper one locally most likely.
  5. 2" bolt, five nuts, two washers.
  6. Hand Drill.

Step 2: Drill a Hole in the Hard Hat

The hard hat attaches to the lamp shade, which makes for a much more comfortable way to prove to the proletariat that you're having way too much fun. Try to center the hole so that when the hard hat is on, the lamp shade is centered on the top of your head- this will ensure that it wobbles sufficiently.

Step 3: Insert the Bolt

Put a washer on the bolt, then insert the bolt into the hole. This will ensure a secure fit for the hardware while you run around and celebrate your ownership of the means of production.

Step 4: Nuts and Lamp Shade

  1. With another washer on the other side of the bolt, screw down a nut to keep the bolt in place on the helmet.
  2. Screw down two nuts on top of this one to give the lamp shade ample room to wobble.
  3. Place the lamp shade on the bolt.
  4. screw down one nut so there's plenty of space for the lamp shade to wobble, then screw down the last nut to keep everything in place.

Step 5: Party Like It's 1917!

Let the ruling classes tremble at the infectious fun of a costume party. We have nothing to lose but our chains and a few brain cells!



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    Not bad, you could do holocaust costume as well!

    Communism is not funny and should never be celebrated.

    but i dont think its perfewct and respect your opinion if you look at the numbers.

    American imperialism wasn't funny either but you don't see anyone complaining about that

    Imperialism. Did it truly exist for us? Does it now? Dependent upon the applied definition, our purported 'Neo-Imperialism' may fall far short of the classic mark. And a decent case can be made that our "American Age of Imperialism" never actually ended and so should be referred to in the present tense.

    People can and will celebrate whatever they want, get over it.

    The question is not one of 'can and will', but rather of 'should'; it
    is prudent to contemplate the consequences (within one's societal
    reference frame) of any celebration with regard to the cause thereof.

    It's just a pun. I'm no fan of Communism...

    I believe I understood that from the beginning, Jon, and found it quite amusing. Wearing the face of 1800's Capitalism forced me to comment as I did. I might have similarly commented had I been wearing a McCarthy face that day. Continue your good and happy works,

    You sound like a lot of fun at parties.