So, you are a big fan of Dr. Pepper products. If this describes you, your Halloween costume is taken care of, and the best part is you can make it by spending next to nothing. With a few supplies and a knack for creativity, a Dr. Pepper costume is in your future. All you will need is a cylindrical trashcan, burgundy spray paint, assorted acrylic paint, a piece of cardboard, and some tinfoil.
Cut the Neck & Arm Holes
Flip your cylindrical trashcan upside down, take your box-cutter, and cut out the bottom. Then, cut out arms holes.
Start Spray Painting
Move the trashcan into a well-ventilated area, or outside, and spray paint the entire exterior the burgundy red of Dr. Pepper. Use your best judgment on the number of coats, and then let it dry.
Cut the Cardboard
Next, take your large square of cardboard and make it circular to fit the ends of the trashcan. Once it is to size, cut another circular hole in the center, which you will be able to fit your head through.
Get the Tinfoil
Once your cardboard top is complete, cover one side of it with tin foil to resemble the top of the aluminum can.
Insert the Lid
Now, the trashcan should be dry and your tin foil lid complete, so it is time to set it into position. Fit the top into one end of the trashcan, flip it over, and secure it from the inside. Duct tape will work the best.
Outline the Brand Logo
Here is where creativity comes in. Use a pencil to draw the Dr. Pepper logo onto the trashcan. If freehand drawing is not your strong suit make a stencil out of construction paper or poster board beforehand.
Get Your Paint
After you have finished your outline, begin to paint the Dr. Pepper logo with white acrylic paint. Because of the red spray paint, you may be required to use multiple coatings until the white is no longer pink.
Depending on the type of Dr. Pepper can you are hoping to portray, the paint and colors you use may vary. If you are the creative type, consider styling your own design, but be sure not to ruin the brand logo you have worked so hard on.
Let It Dry
If you caked on the paint, naturally it will take longer to dry. If you are outside, the breeze may help, or you can get a fan set on a low setting to get the paint to dry more quickly.
Complete the Costume
Throw on a white turtleneck or long-sleeved shirt, white gloves work nicely too, and slip into your costume.
The 12-packs pile up in your recycle bin week after week, and you consider yourself an avid Dr. Pepper consumer. Make a Dr. Pepper costume. Partygoers are sure to ask if you made it yourself, and it will likely compliment you on your originality. All the materials are relatively inexpensive and may even be found around your home.
Do not feel confined to Dr. Pepper. This step by step process can be applied to any can of soda you prefer. The only difference will be changing the base paint to match the particular brand.