Wednesday, October 29, 2014
DIY Richard Castle 'WRITER' Vest Costume
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This Halloween I'm going as Castle (from the show Castle), and to do so required making his 'WRITER' printed bullet-proof vest.
-Dark Blue Vest
-Dark Blue Cloth (I used a light weight denim)
-White Screen-Printing ink and a paint brush
I used 'Impact' font in Microsoft Word as it appeared to be the closest to what is used in the show. I traced the text off my computer using a pencil. Then I hand-painted the words using screen-printing ink. I let them dry, then ironed the pieces before attaching them to the vest. I iron both sides for a few minutes, with the cloth under a piece of a paper bag.
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I safety-pinned the pieces onto the vest, and to each other to help keep them from flapping over.
The rest of the costume consists of jeans and a long-sleeve blue button up shirt. Going simple this year.