Duck Tape Thriller




Introduction: Duck Tape Thriller

Inspired by Michaels Craft store project sheet.

I love Michael Jackson and i love Duck Tape too, so I thought why not combine the two.

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Step 1: Materials

-1 Old Dark color longsleeve shirt
-1 Old Dark T-shirt
-1 Roll of Black Duck Tape
-3-4 Rolls of Red Duck Tape (depends if your a medium or an XXL)
-1 Roll of White Duck Tape
-1 Creatology Foam Hat
-1 White Glove
-Acrylic Jewels/Sequine Material
-Hot Glue Gun + Hot Glue
-Stapler + Staples

Step 2: Set Up

Lay the short sleeve T-shirt flat on a working surface, smooth out any wrinkles it may have. Using a ruler and pencil, mark from the top of the T-shirt at each shoulder to the center bottom of the T-shirt. You will be making a "V".

Step 3: "V" Shape

Cut on the marked lines. You will be cutting through both sides of the shirt, leaving you a "V" shaped piece. You do not need to remove the collar. Next cover the outside "V" with pieces of red Duck Tape, front and back of the "V" shirt. Then set aside.

Step 4: Someone Call for Tape?

Now using the long sleeve shirt, cover the entire shirt with red Duck Tape. Use short lengths of tape so you are easily manuvering.

Step 5: Cut the "V"

Cut up the front center of the shirt and the "V" piece. Lay the open "V" over the shirt, matching up the sides to create a lapel. Then use pieces of red Duck Tape to connect the "V" to the collar and the front of the coat. 

Step 6: Trim

Trim the front edge and "V" portion of the jacket with black Duck Tape. Next add some black tape down the sleeve, and add more black tape around the bottom of the jacket making sure to tape down the back "V" piece as you go.

Step 7: The Hat

Pinch the front of the hat from the inside and staple it in place. Next place a strip of white Duck Tape around the brim.

Step 8: The Glove

Take the white glove and lay it flat. Then use hot glue to attach your jewels. Space them out as best as you can.

Step 9: Bonus Touch

Make sure you wear some red or black high-water pants with high white socks and a pair of black shoes. And maybe some black aviator sunglasses.

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15 Discussions


1 year ago

Thank you so much!! I will be doing this idea for my sons famous Hoosier project!!

This is absolutely amazing!! I love it, I must make one as soon as possible :[).
All true M.J. fans should have one of these. Now we need his sequin glove in duct tape form.


10 years ago on Introduction

the type of pants you need is a kind of loose type latex pants


10 years ago on Introduction

wow if i didn't know better i'd swear it was one of the real ones


10 years ago on Introduction

Next you need to do Rick Astly's "Never Gonna Give You Up" or as most people know as, the "Rick Roll" song.


10 years ago on Introduction

Michael Jackson is dead... dont mourn him with duct tape


10 years ago on Introduction




10 years ago on Introduction

Good job! Yours looks much nicer than the one I saw on display at my local Michaels.