Toilet Paper Costume




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

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

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

Step 3: Roll It Up and Velcro It

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

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.

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62 Discussions


7 years ago on Introduction

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....


2 years ago

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.

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Reply 2 years ago

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

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!!


8 years ago on Introduction

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


8 years ago on Introduction

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