This is the favorite costume I've made. It was actually pretty easy to make. I went out and bought about 6 sheets of Bristol board, 4 sheets of black and 2 sheets of white (a couple extra in case you mess up with measurements, which you probably will).
I then bought a pack of sharpies permanent colored markers (permanent makes the color on the front look a lot brighter).
For the cover, I bought a People magazine so I could match the letters as best i could. I just found letters on "word" and printed them off so I could trace them for the cover. I traced it out on the white Bristol board before I put it all together. the cover is all one piece. I used an Exacto knife to cut it out, and then I colored it in with the markers. I colored the boarder with black magic marker too.
To put it all together, I just used a glue gun. For it to sit properly on me, I cut out some space for my shoulders to allow the box to sit a little lower. It just rested on the top of my shoulders. You have to measure it a bit smaller than the width of your shoulders so it fits kinda tight and wont fall off.
You can use this idea for any magazine. My friend made one of "TIME" magazine, and on the cover wrote "man of the year" and he wore a business suit.
Everyone loved it and I got lots of comments!
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I'm not exactly sure how I came about this Homemade Playgirl Magazine Cover Costume but let me tell you, it was a hit! It does take a little bit of work but it is well worth the time you put in.
First, I started by having a (very close) friend take a picture of myself in front of a solid colored wall. I took the picture in front of a solid colored wall because when using the computer program Adobe Photoshop, it is easy to crop out solid colored objects. After cropping out the background on Photoshop, I added the yellow background that you can see and then threw in some text (I found the playgirl style font on dafont.com).
Once all of my text was in place, I saved my project to a CD, took it to Fedex Kinkos and had them print the biggest poster they possibly could. When I returned home, I mounted the poster onto a piece of posterboard to create the cover, this cover with 2 other pieces of posterboard. The one that was meant to be the spine was cut down to be just larger than the width of my body in order to fit me inside. I then duct taped the 3 pieces of posterboard together, thus creating my magazine! I even wrote my biography on the inside cover!