Gallery: DIY: How to Make a Waldo Costume for Halloween

 

STEP 3: Waldo's Glasses

Thick rimmed glasses have been all the rage the last few years, and you can easily find a donated pair at your local thrift store. If there happens to be prescription lenses set in the frames, simply pop them out!

STEP 4: Waldo's Accessories

Next comes the fun part - dig through your closet and see how many pieces of Waldo's traveling kit you can find. A camera is a great functional accessory to bring along for the evening (bonus points if it has a bit of old-fashioned charm). A tin cup makes a handy (reusable) vessel for late-night libations, and a camp pack or satchel gives you an extra bit of carrying capacity. You probably won't be needing a snorkel or a shovel, but we won't judge you for going all-out.

MATERIALS:

- A striped shirt - A striped hat - Red yarn or string for the pom of the hat - Black, thick rimmed glasses - A satchel full of fun accessories

STEP 1: The Shirt

Since striped shirts have been in vogue for the past few seasons it shouldn’t be too hard to find a red one in your local thrift store (or perhaps even in your closet).

STEP 2: The Hat

The striped hat is a bit more challenging – try looking for a white beanie at a thrift store and then covering it with red felt. You can make a pom pom by using a bit of red string and following this handy tutorial. Once you’ve made the pom simply thread it through the top of the beanie.

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