Introduction: Toilet Paper Costume

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This costume will not take you longer than 30 minutes. You will be a roll of toilet paper. People will laugh. It will cost you around $35.

Step 1: What You Need

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Two packs of foam sheets, 24" x 96" x 1" They cost about $15 each.
1 black sharpie
1 Large safety pin

UPDATE: After wearing this costume for about 8 hours straight, I recommend forgoing the velcro and using one giant safety pin on the outer layer. The velcro was fine for just standing around, but when truly put through the paces, the velcro wasn't robust enough. I put a large safety pin through the outermost two layers and it worked all the rest of the night.

Step 2: Perforation

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Draw the perforation with the marker on the foam like real toilet paper.

Step 3: Roll It Up and Velcro It

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Roll it around yourself fairly tight and then attach the velcro to the loose end. If you happen to end up with a type of foam that doesn't adhere to the velcro, you can just use superglue to attach the velcro to the foam.

UPDATE: Skip the velcro and save yourself some money. Use a large safety pin on the outermost two layers. The ones used for baby diapers are large and sturdy enough for the job.

Step 4: Tuck Your Clothes in and Go

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Tuck your clothes inside the roll, or put on little shorts and a tube top or something, or go shirtless and pantsless if you're into that.


jdukes1 (author)2011-10-09

I could not find white foam anywhere so I used quilt batting instead. It turned out quite nice. I did wear a tube top underneath to prevent nipple slips and added the wig just because I had it. Thanks for the idea....

bevishobbs (author)2017-05-23

I thought these pic's linked. They are from

after all you could be a book one day I'll make a big book costume. Just ckeck to see if there is a instructable about making a book costume.

bevishobbs (author)bevishobbs2017-05-23

There isn't an instructable on a book costume so I'll write my own.

bevishobbs (author)bevishobbs2017-06-14

mabey, mabey not

RachelT18 made it! (author)2015-10-30

We did this with a few tweaks and won the costume contest at out local bar!

dr_peru (author)2015-01-12

I love it :)

dhuiedog (author)2010-09-26

Great project. Do I detect a nipple slip in the last photo?

MissSunbeam (author)dhuiedog2012-05-25

I think that's the top of the velcro you saw

Flyinseamnky (author)dhuiedog2010-09-27

I was thinking I saw the same thing. The right one in the pic. of her running. LOL

The 4th Doctor (author)2009-10-31

maybe with a little modification

Several years ago, I made this costume for my husband for a variety show for that Schoolhouse Rock tune, "I'm Only a Bill . . ." We used the same type of foam, only a wider piece to cover his face. We tied a big red piece of fabric around his waist and cut out a hole for his face to peek through. We made the red, white, and blue seal (circular thingy) out of a painted paper plate. It was great, as he was really tall, and it looked hillarious on stage with the music and everything. Never thought of toilet paper!! Good idea, schmeese!!

ilpug (author)The 4th Doctor2011-05-24

its supposed to be smoking...

lbrown10 (author)2011-06-28

Where did you get the foam sheets?

McChibster (author)2011-02-06

I enjoy this probably more than you could ever know...
Thank you for brightening my day, sir. :D

DaveySprocket (author)2010-09-26

It's the business socks that make it that kind of extra special!

shylock (author)DaveySprocket2010-10-30

So agree! Black business socks with sandals and a nip slip. what more do you want?

wncranger (author)2010-10-30

Fantastic costume! Great idea and with a little modification you can become a scroll, a bill, a rolled up newspaper, etc. I love it!!!

Germy (author)2009-10-20

So, if you go to a Halloween party, what will your date be dressed as?

Germy (author)Germy2009-10-20

dodo91 (author)Germy2010-10-23

lolz makes sense

cordale (author)Germy2010-10-22

i agree

TexasB (author)Germy2009-10-30

 Good one!

Turtleholmes (author)2010-10-06

What if you go naked and someone tries to unroll you?

Then it's party time.

mazorx (author)2010-09-29

cool man!

baileygrib (author)2010-09-26

Are you naked?

olao99 (author)baileygrib2010-09-26

She is sooo hott.

ducktape100 (author)baileygrib2010-09-26

I think she is

randomray (author)baileygrib2010-09-26

Everyone is naked under thier clothes . LOL

Great project schmeese ! Definitely a KISS costume . Keep It Simple Stupid , my favorite kind of project . Some flesh colored shoulder straps could be used by the less daring .

acidbass (author)2010-04-08

 awesome love it 

tmboyd (author)2009-11-05

Thank you for this instructable! You are awesome and your imagination is also awesome. Hopefully you did not have to take too much sh%t for it.  ;)

ny3103 (author)2008-11-29

No one else sees the irony that the foam is called "Morning Glory"?

ANTQNUT (author)ny31032009-11-03


arturo_mc (author)2009-10-23

 is it my imagination or you can see her nipple? xD

anafam (author)arturo_mc2009-11-01

eeeeew, yeah I see it too...............that is a perverted costume

xXxGoatGirlxXx (author)arturo_mc2009-10-24

lol, i'm pretty sure thats a mans nip......

i'm a chick and it ain't a nip!

mrdepo96 (author)applestone2009-10-25

if it was, im sure she would have removed the pic.

Bigev (author)mrdepo962009-10-27
It's the end of the black velcro, I imagine.
piperjon (author)2009-10-30

Awesome!!  This made me giggle for about 10 minutes before I could post my comment.  Keep up the ingenuity! - Pj

dini123 (author)2009-10-29

 How did you attach the 2 sheets together? safety pin? how did you roll it tightly? Sigh

Bigev (author)2009-10-27

I honestly couldn't stop giggling at this. It's unique, easy, and doesn't need explaining.

The only con to it would have to be awkwardness. It looks a bit cumbersome to walk in.

Other than that, great! I'll give it a 4.5*

Wolfix (author)2009-10-25

 Even radder than your costume is the fact that you are FOONING!  You rock.

rickick (author)2009-10-24


applestone (author)rickick2009-10-24

i got mine from wal-mart, but i'm pretty sure the sheets are just standard at any 'hancock fabrics' or whatever craft/fabric store.

atomiclizard (author)2009-10-24

It's Ingenious in its simplicity!

kasualkiller (author)2009-10-21

you rock all your instructables are killer

werts29 (author)2009-10-20

well um is the person in the coustume a girl or dude if it was me in there and im a girl i would wear a bra and t shirt and pants if i was a dude i would wear underwear

soulcalibur (author)2009-09-13

...i'd wear black jeans and a black t-shirt, no one's serious enough to be naked....

westlifelover92 (author)2008-11-01

haha! aw, that's awesome! really cute and creative idea! i'd totally take a picture with someone wearing that, even if it's a stanger! aha. aww!

applestone (author)2008-10-31

nah, it's part of my tucked in shirt. Sitting down is actually not bad, you just sit on part of the costume.

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