Ain't No Laws When You're Making This Fun White Claw Costume DIY
If you’re looking for something different this Halloween, how about wearing a human-sized White Claw can Halloween costume?
What is White Claw? It is just the most delicious hard seltzer that comes in delicious flavors. I enjoyed making this costume while drinking White Claws, but you don’t have to drink it to make it!
I make clothes to fit the body, specifically my body, but this time I am making a full-on 3D cylinder White Claw costume DIY. Follow along!
Tools and materials:
- White tri-fold display cardboard (like you used for science fairs back in middle school)
- White poster board - I used 2
- Paint - I used black and an orange-ish color
- White duct tape
- Strips of fabric (I used an old white t-shirt that I cut up to make 3-inch strips)
- Sewing machine/needle and thread
- A full case or so of White Claw to keep drinking while you make this costume
1. Bend the cardboard
Cardboard is stiff! The trifold makes it too boxy and straight. I bent the cardboard over my thighs using firm but gentle pressure.
You want to get it so the cardboard loses some of its stiffness, so it can resemble more of a cylindrical shape.
2. Attach straps
We have to make holes on the sides so we can put straps through and have them secured at the shoulder.
I made these holes and pulled through strips I cut from an old white t-shirt. These need to be long and strong enough to hold the cylinder up. The straps then should be adjusted to fit you. After that, they need to be sewn together while in the cardboard.
You can do this by hand or with a sewing machine but word of warning: do not sew when tipsy or drunk on White Claw or another alcoholic beverage. It could be dangerous!
3. Tape it together
Hold the cardboard in between your legs and tape down the front opening or what I like to call the “crevasse.”
Use white duct tape so it looks more uniform.
Once it’s taped, I put it on and rolled it around the walls of my house to make it even rounder. (This step isn’t necessary but it is fun!).
4. Paint the logo
Use a can of White Claw as your muse and inspiration to freehand draw and paint the White Claw logo onto a piece of cardboard.
Then tape the poster to the cardboard. I like to create tape rolls where I roll a piece of tape with the sticky side outward and then apply it to the surface.
5. Choose the flavor
I chose mango as my flavor for my White Claw Halloween costume.
I cut an angled label from the second piece of posterboard to mimic the one on the White Claw can. I painted it a mango color.
You can either let the paint dry naturally or blow dry it dry like I did. Then paint the word “mango” on it.
I used tape rolls to attach the label off-center onto the “can.” Then I painted the top of the can in a narrow strip of mango to match the real-life can.
I am done! I love the fact that this is a narrow cylinder similar to the actual can of White Claw.
White Claw costume DIY tutorial
Guys, I would cry tears of joy if you made this DIY White Claw costume for Halloween! If you and your friends want to go as a case, each of you could pick a different flavor, like raspberry, or grapefruit, or any other flavors - can you imagine how awesome that would be?
Please please please let me know in the comments or better yet, tag me at @seaminglysera if you do!
- White tri-fold display cardboard
- White poster board
- White duct tape
- Strips of fabric
- Sewing machine
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