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Chattanooga, Tennessee, US
Boushh Leia Armor
Idiocracy Apron (A La Costco)
Boushh Leia Helmet
Welcome to Costco, I love you. Best. Movie. Ever.

This a quick -- and hilarious -- costume for Idiocracy fans. It takes me about an 1 and a half to make one, and they're great fun to wear to conventions! :D

Note: You need a vector-based design program like Adobe Illustrator to create the graphics via this tute. It can also be done via freezer-paper method or some other design program, also.


  • Step 1

    Lay your white/muslin fabric out flat, and measure 38 inches (length) from selvage to selvage. Measure 15 inches wide. Cut.
    Round the edges.

  • Step 2

    Cut the neck hole:
    Find the center of the rounded rectangle, mark it, and then cut a circle with a circumference of 26 inches.

  • Step 3

    Sew your bias tape on, following curves all the way around the exterior, then the collar area.

    Stitch tape into 4 16 inch straps and attach on the sides of both front and back of the apron. These ties will hold the apron on your body.

  • How to make a full apron. Idiocracy Apron (A La Costco) - Step 4
    Step 4

    Prepare your iron-on design. Don't forget to reflect (reverse) so text will appear properly when ironed on.

    I use Adobe Photoshop and the following image for my own apron.

    Use a photo of yourself, face only (preferably with a goofy expression) and desaturate. You may want to decrease contrast as well.

    Don't forget "Welcome to Costco, I love you" at the bottom and the modified Costco font at the top.

  • How to make a full apron. Idiocracy Apron (A La Costco) - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut out your pieces and iron them on.

    Bam! You're done. Drool slightly, wave to bystanders, and...you get the picture.

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Apple B.
Apple B. · Rockford, Illinois, US · 4 projects
Ha ha! Genius! xD
Zina · Tasmania, Tasmania, AU · 32 projects
Awesome! Best Movie ever!
"I like money!"

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