All you need is a flat white Queen size bed sheet. Blue,Red,and silver markers, tin foil,elastic head band,spray adhesive, cardboard, razor blade, duct tape and stapler. A PBR tall boy from refrence and refreshment while contructing. And a little artistic abibility.
1st lay sheet out and fold in half so you have a front and a back- adjust length for height of wearer- the extra fabric should be at the top of the can so it folds over and is hidden inside. This is were the artistic part comes in... draw the design of the can on the sheet- use a pencil first to get the proportions of the pattern. This is also the most time consuming part- get someone to help you color. Next cut the cardboard into an oval- about 30in wide and 25 across- this oval can be a little bigger or smaller depending on the wearer- just make sure it can fit thru standard size doors.- also cut a whole big enough for you head to go thru the middle. Now attach the sheet to the cardboard oval- use duct tape and staples to attach it to the the cardboard. Start in the middle of the front so the design is front and center. and tape ans staple around the edge until the entire sheet is attached around the cardboard. slice a hole for you arm to come out on the side without the slit. make lip of tin foil and attach with tape around edge of oval- top. spray thin coat of adhesive an oval and cover with tin foil. The pop top is made of cardboard covered with tinfoil and attached to an elastic head band. This costume is great and fun to wear- one of the best things is that you can wear whatever you want underneath- and easily ditch the costume if needed. A small flashlight worn around your next will make it glow at night.