Summer went by so fast and now it’s October. Many people find themselves searching for the perfect costume for all of the parties they were invited to. One of the best costume for the Halloween season is that of a police officer. Sure, these costumes can be purchased at costume stores but one can easily make their own at home with things they probably already have. There isn’t much that is needed. If this sounds like a great costume for that upcoming party, here is how to get started creating it.
The first thing you will need to do is to see what you will need. In order to make your own cop costume, you will need some navy blue pants, a navy blue shirt that buttons down, some iron on letters, two shield shaped patches, a wide black belt, a holster, a toy gun, handcuffs, a baton, a hat, sunglasses and finally, a fake badge. You may have some of these things around your house already but if you don’t, you can easily get them at your local Wal-Mart or Target. Once you have these things, you are ready to start working on the costume.
Making the Costume
When you have your navy shirt and your iron on letters, you will want to spell out the word police on the top of the back of the shirt. Iron on the letters and iron patches on both sleeves. You won’t need to do much to the pants, unless you want to add some stripes to the sides to make them a bit more official. Put your pants and your shirt on. When you have, you can put the belt on as well as a pair of black boots. You will want to put your holster on and put your fake gun in it. Attach the baton and the handcuffs. Finally, you will want to get a police hat or a replica and wear that as well. Put on your pair of mirrored sunglasses and get a fake badge and you will be good to go. You can also make yourself a name tag if you want to, but this is not necessary if you do not want to.
Dressing up as a cop for Halloween can be lots of fun and it’s really quite easy when you think about it. This is an easy costume to make because you may have some of the things laying around your house already. If you don’t and you need to pick up a few things, you won’t have to spend much money to do so. Creating your own cop costume can be lots of fun and you may even be able to use this costume again in the future. You now know how to get started, so what are you waiting for? Check and see what you have and what you will need and then start making your costume! Good luck!