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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

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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)  BerryCraftyFox7 months ago

Haha of course! ;)

TheGreatS1 year ago
This was a triumph!
watchmeflyy (author)  TheGreatS1 year ago
I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS. ;)
Its hard to overstate my satifaction
watchmeflyy (author)  Kirkthepyro1 year ago
Aperture Science.
We do what we must
Exscaly lukish1 year ago
Because we can.
For the good of all of us
watchmeflyy (author)  origamimavin1 year 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)  TheGreatS1 year 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)  Nicapizza1 year ago
As they burned it hurt because I was so happy for you!
Now these points of data make a beautiful line
rpb HMice1 year ago
And we're out of beta: we're releasing on time.
lukish rpb1 year ago
So I'm glad I got burned.
Exscaly1 year 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)  Exscaly1 year ago
Thanks so much for your nice comment!