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For Halloween this year, I'm dressing up as Chell from Portal. Prices for the tank tops online are too steep for a stingy person like me ($20.99 on  and I don't trust online sizing anyway (not since I bought an adult small sweatshirt and got one the size of a house...). Thus, I decided to make my own. This tutorial will show you how to make your own Chell tank top for just a couple bucks.

Bonus: I'll show you a really neat way to transfer designs onto fabric without the hassle of stencils. ;) 
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Step 1: Materials

For this project, you'll need: 

-- a white tank top (Make sure the fabric is compatible with the fabric marker/paint you use. Check the fine print of your product for details, but cotton is always a safe bet.)
-- a black fabric marker or black fabric paint
-- paintbrush if you're using paint 
-- pointy sharpie (any color that's not light; I used a medium point black sharpie.)
-- thin sheet of paper (Printer paper is too thick but binder paper is fine.)
-- pencil
-- magazine, cardboard, or newspaper
-- iron (for those who will use a fabric marker) 

The tank top only costed me $2.58 because I had a 40% off coupon for the store, and I already had all the supplies at home so this was a pretty cheap project for me. *fist pump*

Love it! I want one, for science of course =D

watchmeflyy (author)  BerryCraftyFox1 month ago

Haha of course! ;)

TheGreatS11 months ago
This was a triumph!
watchmeflyy (author)  TheGreatS11 months ago
I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS. ;)
Its hard to overstate my satifaction
watchmeflyy (author)  Kirkthepyro11 months ago
Aperture Science.
lukish watchmeflyy11 months ago
We do what we must
Exscaly lukish11 months ago
Because we can.
For the good of all of us
watchmeflyy (author)  origamimavin11 months ago
except the ones who are dead.
But, there's no use crying over every mistake.
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake
And the science gets done and you make a neat gun
For the people who are still ALIVE :)
I'm not even angry.
watchmeflyy (author)  TheGreatS11 months ago
I'm being so sincere right now. (Thank you for all who added to this growing list of lyrics!)
Even though you broke my heart? And killed me?
And tore me to pieces, And threw every piece into a fire.
watchmeflyy (author)  Nicapizza11 months ago
As they burned it hurt because I was so happy for you!
HMice watchmeflyy11 months ago
Now these points of data make a beautiful line
rpb HMice11 months ago
And we're out of beta: we're releasing on time.
lukish rpb10 months ago
So I'm glad I got burned.
Exscaly11 months ago
I really like the simplicity of making such a otherwise complex to make print. I once tried making a similar shirt with bleach and a stencil. This seems to hold much better.
Great instructable!
watchmeflyy (author)  Exscaly11 months ago
Thanks so much for your nice comment!