I had to think of a quick, subtle and cheap costume to wear to work for Halloween this year, and came up with this idea. I work as a counsellor at a University, and wanted to try and integrate work into my costume. While looking around the office I noticed that I had tons of departmental pens laying around and thought: 'how cool would it be it is looked like one of my students disagreed with my advice and took the liberty of forcing a handful of pens through my chest?'

In total this costume took about an hour to make and only cost me about $5.00 and came out really nice. I found it easy to move around in, and I hope my students find it amusing.

This Instructable can be modified in many ways to suit your personal preference and environment. I hope you enjoy.

Step 1: Materials

The Materials for this project are very easy to find, and most can be found in your house or place of work.

One white Tee-Shirt (Free)
One white or light coloured dress shirt ($3.99 at thrift shop)
Instruments of pain (Free)
Piece of cardboard (Free)
Fake Blood ($1.00)
Hot glue (Free)
Sewing kit (Free)
Dremmel or hand saw (Free)
Scissors (Free)
Black pen (Free)

It is important to note that a light coloured shirt works best as you can see the blood much better. This would have little effect if you used a black or dark shirt.
Dremmel and hot glue for free? They don't even serve eggnog and rum in halloween! You sir, are drunk as anyone can ever be.
Here is one we did a couple of years ago.. Similar idea with pencils... <br>http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Zombie-Nerd-Shirt/
Very cool
i am thinking of doing this with pencils
&nbsp;Hey man!<br /> I just did this for my costume and it turned out great!<br /> (the pens did not last through the zombie battles, however ;-) )<br /> I also neglected to actually READ &nbsp;the instructable, and I'm sure I would have saved my self some time and effort if i had<br /> +1
Hey, I'm planning on doing this tomorrow for halloween, it looks great!<br /> I&nbsp;want to go as a &quot;corporate zombie&quot;<br /> Does anyone have any idea of how I could attatc a stapler to my chest as well?<br /> Great 'ible
Haha, yes. Awesome. Some of my coworkers and I are being Walmart employee zombies for halloween this year, in torn up versions of our uniforms and everything. I think I shall certainly incorporate this. muaha. You rock.<br />
here's my version:
Well done
i'm in the procesof making this. it's taken so long because i used some yellow adhesive glue instead of a hot glue gun. took a whole night for it to dry. yeat, i only glued one of the pencils on, to test it, which means i have the rest to go. i'll try and post it sometime.
Thats really cool good job!
*Ideas fly around me*
Sweet and easy, well done
cool! but would green blood work?
Maybe if you were some tyoe of alien under that shirt. However, green blood would look really cool

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