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Insulated duct tape winter coat

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Wallets,hats, bags and backpacks, cases and skins. These are all things that you can make from duct tape. I love them all but I wanted to make something new, something barely anyone if anyone has done before. So i came up with an idea. A duct tape coat, a insulated winter coat to be precise. And after days of work and 2 e-large rolls of duct tape i made it. and now im going to show you how to do it

 
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Step 1: Supplies

Picture of supplies

heres a list of things you need to make it. There are some things in the picture that you dont need. I learned you could go without them while making it
2 rolls of duct tape, just get a lot of it
an insulator such as foam batting. not padding batting
a coat to model off of
strong scissors
polar fleece if you want to put something more over the batting
 at least 6 small clamps

Step 2: Starting it

first you need to put some strips of tape togather to make a larger square of tape. It should all be stickky side up. So you do a small overlap to attach them togather. Put about 1/2 of a strip over the other and continue.You should end up with a large square of tape that could easily wrap around yourself. This is a tedious part so dont give up if some tape accidently folds over and ruins it. Try to salvage as much of it as you can if that happens. Then you take a piece of badding of equal size and put it on the tape square so it sticks. You can now test if the base is wide enough to wrap around you without ruining it. Add to it if its not wide enough
skyfly236 months ago
could you make this with this this method?
it's Connor Kenway's coat from ACIII
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gardenwife3 years ago
Great job! I need this....Only made out of bubble wrap and duct tape. I'm a klutz! :D
Zoltan!
ostomesto (author)  Scumm73 years ago
zoltan?
From the movie, "Dude, Where's My Car?" Really dumb, but funny.
ostomesto (author)  Scumm72 years ago
oh hahahaha
ostomesto (author)  gardenwife3 years ago
Bubble wrap could keep it warm to. It wouldn't be as itchy but it woudldnt be fuzzy. It would still work but I suggest using some sort of insulator other than bubble wrap. But it all depends on what conditions you would use it in
Well..... I gotta say this out does my duct tape vest instructable.... It was gonna be a sweater but I ran out.

Good job! This is really cool!
ostomesto (author)  imshanedulong3 years ago
you can make your sweater a jacket just by adding sleeves and thanks
Well I was going to add sleeves but like I said I ran out.
ololol3 years ago
now, lets make duct tape CONDOMS!
JohnMichael3 years ago
I believe the correct term is "batting", not badding.
ostomesto (author)  JohnMichael3 years ago
Thanks I will make the changes ASAP. The good thing is people actually know what it instead of being all confused. I was wondering if people would know what it is and apparently they do
skm1233 years ago
WOW)))
I is thinking DUCK TAPE LELETHER JACKET!!!!!! :P
You should add a zipper from an old coat.
ostomesto (author)  pokerstud0013 years ago
i could do that but i dont know how wwell it would hold onto the tape and it might tip off
Sow it in real well.
Kaiven3 years ago
Now you just need a collar or a hood, like on my duct tape jacket instructable...
Never posted info on the collar, but I have it for school cause the stiff hood gets in the way.
ostomesto (author)  Kaiven3 years ago
I might do that its an idea. Hey I didnt know that anyone else made a duct tape jacket before me. I dont want you to think that i stool your idea. But i love yours to its great im making one
ScottWeeks3 years ago
First off.. AWESOME!!

Second, since this jacket uses other than duct tape, I think a nicer version calls for some fur inside.. fake or real fur either way it would make this project 1000X more awesome {-x
ostomesto (author)  ScottWeeks3 years ago
i really appreciate all this good feedback im getting from people. thanks

i was going to put some fur inside but i couldnt find it and the contest ended that day so i went without it. But if i did find it(and i think i did) i couldnt use it because it SUPER thick(its a sheepskin) but i could fix that by removing the badding and putting that in instead. I could only put it in the main section because there wouldnt be room for my arms if I put it in the sleeves, and i would have to take apart the sleeves.

So far my arms have low flexibility but im working on that now. i might add in some pivit point by cutting a small slit or just taking them apart and putting in a lighter thinner fabric or fuzz. I'm thinking a layer or two or polar fleece would work great.

But whenever i add something new and awesome to this I will post pics of it or video and how to make it. but i guarentee i will put in a fur by some time.Oh and btw i forgot to add this in but you can use 2 strips on addhesive velcro for a zipper replacement

P.S. have you actually made the jacket 'cause i would love to see pics of it:) vote for me in the contest.. oh wait votings done :0 hope you voted for me
protomind3 years ago
Nice work, I would be careful though if it were too cold out. You wouldn't want to sweat in sub zero temps with the jacket on.
ostomesto (author)  protomind3 years ago
thanks. but it does get pretty toasty in there sometimes. i live further south in the U.S. so chances are it will get that cold. But if its below zero or only 10' degrees out then i waould probebly stay indoors. i would only use it for sledding and snowball fights. im only 12.

the best thing to do in that tempurture is put a glass of water in the microwave, get it hot or boiling and toss it in to the air outside and it will evaporate really cool like:)
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