Duck Tape® Thrilling Jacket and Hat
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Duck Tape® Thrilling Jacket and Hat

This cutting edge jacket is patterned after that infamous jacket worn in one of the most popular music videos ever made. It’s sure to be a favorite when dressing up for Halloween, or when just putting on your dancin’ shoes!
Designed by Michaels® Design Team
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • For Jacket
  • Black Short Sleeve T-shirts (2, in size appropriate for person wearing jacket)
  • Duck Tape®: Red (5 rolls), Black (1 roll)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

  • For Hat
  • Duck Tape®: White (1 roll)
  • Creatology™ Foam Hat
  • Stapler & Staples

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Lay one t-shirt flat on work surface, smooth out any wrinkles.

Step: 2

Using ruler and pencil, mark from top of t-shirt at each shoulder to the center bottom of the t-shirt, creating a V”.

Step: 3

Cut on marked lines through both sides of shirt, creating a “V” shaped piece. Do not remove the collar.

Step: 4

Cover the outside of the “V” shape with pieces of red Duck Tape front and back. Set aside.

Step: 5

Completely cover the remaining t-shirt with red Duck Tape. Be sure to use short lengths of tape for easier maneuvering. To create long sleeves, add double side strips of red tape that overlap each other to create rings. Use pieces of tape to connect the rings together until you reach your desired length.

Step: 6

Cut up the front center of the shirt and “V” piece.

Step: 7

Lay the open “V” piece over the shirt, matching up the sides to create a lapel.

Step: 8

Use pieces of red Duck Tape to connect the “V” to the collar and the front of the jacket.

Step: 9

Trim the front edge and “V” portion of the jacket with black Duck Tape.

Step: 10

Add black tape down the sleeve. Add more black tape around the bottom of the jacket making sure to tape down the back “V” piece as you go.

Step: 11

For Hat
Pinch front of hat from the inside and staple in place as shown.

Step: 12

Place a strip of white Duck Tape around the brim of the hat.


Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.

Overlapping the tape will give added strength to your piece. You can change directions as desired. Just use pieces of tape to finish out seams and under the arms.