This is what you need to make this Mr T Costume: Bald cap was purchased from a costume shop Hair and beard is furry material bought from a fabric store Brown face paint was sourced from a art supply store Glasses and jewelery were sourced from a $2 shop Gloves are fingerless gym gloves Earring is a piece of costume jewelery with a feather glued t it. shirt, pants, shoes, and gloves were already owned
I applied the bald cap first. Then the head hair was attached to the bald cap with a rubber cement. The beard hair was attached to a clean face with double sided Hollywood tape. The face paint is in liquid form and was applied with a make-up sponge in 3 layers, after all the hair was applied.
A tip for making the hair and beard patterns. Wrap your face with cling film (leaving air holes of course). Use a permanent marker to draw your outline on the cling film. Remove the cling film and use the outline as your pattern for the hair.
I pity the fool who does not like this Coolest Mr T Costume.
My name is Lindsay and for a costume golf tournament a few years ago I decided to go as Mr. T. Being female, I felt that my biggest challenge was figuring out how I could even try to begin to mimic Mr. T's body. I ordered a fake chest online and built the rest of my costume from that. I also bought my mohawk and facial hair online, but the rest was found at local Salivation Armies and Goodwill's (with the exception of the dollar sign necklace- that was something I already had in my arsenal).
The finishing touches included some Maybelline foundation- a few shades darker- and I was done! Not only could you not tell I was female, but even my friends and family didn't know who I was until I spoke! I have attached a before and after photo of this Homemade Mr. T Costume to give you the full transformation!