Camo Guy Costume
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Camo Guy Costume

Now you can easily create a one-of-a-kind Camo Guy costume with t-shirts and tie dye. Courtesy of Duncan Enterprises
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Material List

  • Tulip® Soft Fabric Paint™- Gold Metallic
  • Tulip® One-step Tie-Dye Kits™- Camouflage™ (2)
  • Tulip® Sticky Fabric Stencils™- ABC’s 2x10
  • Aleene’s® Craft Adhesive™
  • Aleene’s Fabric Fusion™ Permanent Dry Cleanable Fabric Adhesive™
  • 2 T-shirts- White
  • Decorative Net
  • Black Felt Squares- 3
  • Twill Ribbon, Black
  • Silks, Mini Leaf
  • Craft Pumpkin
  • Plastic Trash Bags
  • Low Tack Masking Tape
  • Wedge Makeup Sponge
  • Foil
  • Plastic Toys, Map
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Straight Pins
  • Clothespins
  • Wire Cutters
  • Serrated Knife

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Wet shirts and wring dry or place on spin cycle in washer.

Step: 2

Cover work surface with plastic trash bags. Place shirts on plastic and smooth flat.

Step: 3

Wearing gloves from kit, fill bottles with water then shake till dye is thoroughly mixed. Working in small sections at a time, squeeze separate areas of each color on shirts letting colors blend together.

Step: 4

Let sit 4-8 hours then wash in washer with a small amount of laundry soap. Dry in dryer.

Step: 5


Step: 6

Use knife to cut top third from pumpkin.

Step: 7

Cut sleeves from one shirt then cut across shoulders.

Step: 8

Wrap one section of fabric over pumpkin and pull to the inside. Working in short sections at a time, apply a 1” wide swath of Fabric Fusion along inside around top edge of pumpkin. Press fabric into glue gathering, stretching and adjusting fabric as you proceed around the opening of pumpkin adding clothespins every inch or so to hold in place. Let dry and remove clothespins. Cut excess fabric away from inside.

Step: 9

Measure and cut black ribbon to fit around lower edge of helmet with about an inch over lap. Apply a thin bead of Fabric Fusion along ribbon then press in place. Let dry.

Step: 10

Stretch out net. Lay over helmet. Use wire cutters to cut a few sections from greenery. Wrap wire ends around netting at side of helmet to hold in place. Add Fabric Fusion to back of leaves where it touches helmet then press to helmet. Hold in place with straight pins while drying.

Step: 11


Step: 12

Use scissors to cut two 2” strips lengthwise from felt.

Step: 13

Apply Fabric Fusion along bottom edge of strip and press onto one corner of another sheet for felt. Glue other strip in place at opposite corner. Glue other ends to other piece of felt to create shoulder pieces on vest.

Step: 14

Cut desired letters from stencil strip leaving a narrow border around each. Position first letter in place on felt then press next letter in place spelling out entire word. Add low tack masking tape around stencils creating a wider border, and to any sections of fabric that may show between letters.

Step: 15

Squeeze a small amount of Gold Metallic Soft Paint onto foil. Tap the flat end of wedge sponge into paint then tap off extra onto foil. Pounce color into stencil applying a thin even coat. Let dry and repeat step. Carefully remove stencil. Repeat step to complete next word.

Step: 16

Glue toy phone in place and let dry.

Step: 17

To create side ties, cut two 1-yard sections of ribbon. Find center or each. Apply a thin bead of Fabric Fusion about 2” up from bottom edge of felt going right over phone and along remaining area. Press ribbon in place. Glue ribbon to back section. Let dry.

Step: 18

Cut a strip of felt to fit over flashlight in upper corner and glue in place, let dry then clip flashlight in place.

Step: 19

Use random pieces from remaining dyed fabric using scissors to round edges and glue in place on vest front. Glue one as a pocket to hold map etc.


Use decorative netting or dye cheesecloth to create the camouflage for your costume.