You don't really need a stage by stage tutorial on making this Mr. T costume, since it is mostly just accessories piled together.
All I did, was bought a yellow baby bib and some fake chains from a craft store (the homecoming mum chains and charms are the best for this).
On the front side of the bib, I sewed on lengths of chain, so that it would be easy to get on and off of a toddler. I attached various found charms onto the bib.
I then, found metallic pipe cleaners and added that to the chain ensemble. A plastic sheriff badge from a party store was clipped onto the bib and I took and yellow piece of felt, cut it into a T shape and painted it a metallic gold and added it on a chain.
For older kids or adults, no need to sew onto a bib, just add tons of bulky plastic chains and charms.
I used a beaded necklace and pipe cleaners around the wrist for some bracelets.
For the hair, I simply put black mascara in and hair sprayed it into a Mohawk shape. I used a camo shirt, but any shirt will do, especially a plain colored one... if you have a denim vest, add that too! He had sunglasses too, but those quickly got left behind.
This costume cost less than $10 and 30 minutes to make, and it got the most attention and compliments than even the more elaborate, time consuming and expensive costumes.He was the hit of the party!
I’ve always been a fan of the T, and he had the best damn cereal known to man. So what better way to pay homage to the master of disaster, the man, the myth, the legend, than to live the dream for a night as Senor T.
So, the making of Mr.T Halloween costume! Here’s how I did it.
The Neckpiece: I used about 15 yards of gold rope glued to a poster board with epoxy (epoxy was the only thing that would work), and then topped it off with some loose gold colored chains from Halloween Express and Lowe’s. I also threw on some cheap, fake gold earrings from Wal-Mart.
The Hair: a bald cap with a Mohawk wig glued to it (again, used Epoxy).
The Face: a bunch of brown make-up and spirit glued the beard and mustache on.
The Threads: a cheap red under armor knock off from Wal-Mart, and cammo pants from the local Army Surplus store.
Needless to say, it was a hit and everyone dug it.
I couldn't find anything online that looked remotely original, so I had to try and get all this Mr T Costume together myself.
I bought a latex head cover and a regular wig, cut out the Mr T hairstyle then trimmed the wig down substantially. For the dungarees I got some white ones and dyed them with a denim die.
The chains were bought from a DIY store and pendants etc added on. I bought some costume jewelery rings and a clip on earing to which I added a feather from my girlfriend's dream catcher!
The muscles were borrowed from superhero costume that I wore underneath the red jumper. I got the belt from a charity shop. We glued the wig on then painted it all with the darkest brown face paint I could find.
I had such a good night because it was my birthday and everyone loved the costume!