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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.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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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.

Step 2: Lets Get the Base Going...

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The first step is to take the piece of cardboard and cut it to fit the area you wish to impale your self. I chose my chest, and gave it a simple curve to help fit better.

Next, pin the cardboard to the inside of the shirt. Once you are happy with it position proceed to sew the cardboard to the shirt to help it stay in place.
0000hawk1 year ago
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.
cfgack1 year ago
Here is one we did a couple of years ago.. Similar idea with pencils...
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Zombie-Nerd-Shirt/
scooter76 (author)  cfgack1 year ago
Very cool
CaseBoy3 years ago
i am thinking of doing this with pencils
hackerlife4 years ago
 Hey man!
I just did this for my costume and it turned out great!
(the pens did not last through the zombie battles, however ;-) )
I also neglected to actually READ  the instructable, and I'm sure I would have saved my self some time and effort if i had
+1
hackerlife4 years ago
Hey, I'm planning on doing this tomorrow for halloween, it looks great!
I want to go as a "corporate zombie"
Does anyone have any idea of how I could attatc a stapler to my chest as well?
Great 'ible
deofthedead4 years ago
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.
soulcalibur4 years ago
here's my version:
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scooter76 (author)  soulcalibur4 years ago
Well done
thanks
soulcalibur4 years ago
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.
Kill_Roy5 years ago
Thats really cool good job!
Kaiven5 years ago
*Ideas fly around me*
St Andy5 years ago
Sweet and easy, well done
scooter76 (author)  St Andy5 years ago
thanks
cool! but would green blood work?
scooter76 (author)  super-random5 years ago
Maybe if you were some tyoe of alien under that shirt. However, green blood would look really cool